Legal tender in Ukraine is the hyrvnia (UAH), pronounced gryvnya. There are 100 kopecks in a hyrvnia.
Notes come in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 200 hyrvnia. There are 50, 25, 10, 5, 2 and 1 kopeck coins.
Currency exchange booths are prevalent in Kiev. They are found on almost every major street and in most hotels. Exchange rates are clearly displayed on boards. Worn and tattered notes are commonly rejected.
ATM’s (known locally as bankomats) are commonplace throughout Kiev and the Ukraine. Good places to find them include hotel lobbies, McDonald’s and Metro stations.
MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted at most hotels and upmarket restaurants.