What is the currency in Ukraine?
The currency in Ukraine is the Ukrainian hryvnia. Each hryvnia is divided into 100 kopiyka.
When you’re buying currency for Ukraine, look out for the currency code UAH. And once you’re in Ukraine, you’ll see the symbol ₴ used to show prices.
You’ll find Ukrainian banknotes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. There is also a 1 hryvnia coin.
Kopiyka come in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50.
Use the Wise Ukrainian hryvnia card to spend in Ukrainian currency.
The Wise Ukrainian hryvnia travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to hryvnia to spend when you’re in Ukraine. You’ll get the best rate for spending in Ukrainian hryvnia - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.
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Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the Wise app.
You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.
Tips for exchanging currency in Ukraine.
- The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money. Convert GBP to UAH >
Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
- Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, hryvnia - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Choose to be charged in Ukraine currency when withdrawing from ATMs.
- Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in Ukrainian hryvnia, all at the real exchange rate with the Wise debit card. Get your travel money card >
Use the Wise debit card to spend in Ukraine without rip-off fees.
Spending money in Ukraine.
Paying by credit or debit card in Ukraine
Shops, restaurants and hotels in Ukraine will usually accept credit and debit card payments. That said, having some cash to hand as a backup when travelling is usually a smart idea.
ATMs in Ukraine
ATMs which accept foreign issued credit and debit cards are available throughout Ukraine.
To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Ukraine, don’t forget to use the Wise debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.
Ukrainian currency services.
Convert GBP to Ukrainian hryvnia
Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in Ukrainian hryvnia and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
Send money to Ukraine
Need to send GBP to Ukraine? Use Wise for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Ukraine.
See the best Ukrainian hryvnia exchange rates
Compare live Ukrainian hryvnia exchange rates and see how much you could save with Wise.
Other helpful currency guides.
Ukrainian currency FAQs.
The currency in Kyiv is the Ukrainian hryvnia. Each hryvnia is divided into 100 kopiyka. When you’re in Ukraine you’ll see the symbol ₴ written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code UAH used in exchange offices.
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