Currency in Ukraine
The national currency of Ukraine is the hryvnia. The hryvnia has fractional values, 1 hryvnia is equal to 100 kopecks. In the letter designation - UAH. The Ukrainian hryvnia has a rich history, its own currency began to emerge here in the Middle Ages, in ancient Russia. The official start of circulation of this currency was announced in 1918. However, later, in 1922-1924, the currency was withdrawn from circulation..
The next time the hryvnia was introduced into circulation only in 1996, it replaced the karbovanets, which were also called coupon-karbovanets. Until 1998, the exchange was carried out at the rate of 1 hryvnia for 100,000 karbovanets.
Coins and banknotes
Today, there are coins in circulation in 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopecks, as well as 1 hryvnia. In the paper version, money in Ukraine is available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 hryvnia.
What currency to take to Ukraine
In Ukraine, as in most countries, there are exchange offices, so you can come here with any currency. However, preference should still be given to the ruble, dollar and euro. The Ukrainian hryvnia has a floating exchange rate, it makes sense to clarify it even before leaving the country. It may turn out that it is better to exchange currency before arriving in Ukraine.
Currency exchange in Ukraine
In Ukraine itself, there are many ways to exchange currency, only banks and exchange offices accept foreign currency.
The least favorable exchange rate can be found at one of the airports, where banks and exchange offices usually operate. It is best to carry out currency exchange in Ukraine directly in the city, in a specialized exchange office. Here you can get the best exchange rate.
The import of currency into Ukraine has no restrictions, with one amendment - without declaring, you can enter an amount not exceeding 10 thousand euros. Accordingly, a large amount must be declared. The same rules apply to the export of currency from the country..
Nowadays, plastic cards are very popular, therefore, in Ukraine, as in most countries, you can pay for many services directly from the card, as well as withdraw cash from ATMs. It should be borne in mind that a commission will be charged for carrying out operations, its size must be checked with the bank that issued the plastic card.
In conclusion, we can add that Ukraine, in addition to the main money, has the so-called commemorative notes and coins. Commemorative bills of 50 hryvnia were issued in honor of the 20th anniversary of the National Bank of the country. The note differs in that by changing the viewing angle, its color changes from golden to green.
There are also 4 types of commemorative coins, all in denominations of 1 hryvnia. They are dedicated to the 60th and 65th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis and the 2012 European Football Championship.