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Travel advise: payments in Ukraine
Jet off well-informed to Ukraine. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Ukraine.
Cash is still the most popular payment method in Ukraine. But most shops, hotels and restaurants accept card payments. International debit and credit cards are accepted widely in the capital city Kiev.
Contactless payments are offered by some vendors for payments up to 100 UAH. For payments over 100 UAH a pin is required.
Some British banks may charge for international card payments. In addition your bank’s UAH to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in Ukraine, it’s certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
It’s certainly a good idea to take some cash with you on your trip to Ukraine, especially if you plan to travel outside of the main tourist areas in Kiev.
Prices are generally quite cheap in Ukraine, although they may be more pricey in the centre of Kiev. Overall, the cost of living in Ukraine is 50% cheaper than the cost of living in the UK.
For a coffee expect to pay 25 hryvnia. A three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant will cost around 250 hryvnia.
Tips in Ukraine are optional. If you are happy about the service it is recommended that you leave a 10% tip. Wages are low and the waiting staff will often do their best to impress you with their service, hoping for a tip.
Banknotes in Ukraine
There are two sets of banknotes circulating alongside each other in Ukraine at the moment: the 3rd series and 4th series of the Hryvnia banknotes, which have the same portraits on the notes but have different designs.
UAH banknotes in circulation in Ukraine currently are ₴1, ₴2, ₴5, ₴10, ₴20, ₴50, ₴100, ₴200 and ₴500 hryvnia. The 1 and 2 hryvnia bills are going to be replaced by coins and they will be withdrawn from circulation in the near future.
Coins in Ukraine
Ukrainian coins range from 1 kopiyka (0.01 UAH) to 2 UAH. Did you get back from Ukraine with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Ukrainian Hryvnia coins back to cash.
Ukraine’s currency import and export regulations
There are no import or export restrictions on the amount of Ukrainian Hryvnia you can take in or out of Ukraine. However you need to make a cash declaration if you are carrying over €10,000 worth in currency, both for entering and exiting Ukraine.
Ordering Ukrainian Hryvnia online
Order Ukrainian Hryvnia online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Ukrainian Hryvnia online.
Selling back Ukrainian Hryvnia
If you have Ukrainian Hryvnia to sell, follow this link to exchange Ukrainian Hryvnia to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘UAH Ukrainian Hryvnia’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Ukrainian Hryvnia.