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GENERAL INFORMATION

CLIMATE

Kyiv has a humid continental climate. The weather forecast during the workshop is rain and clouds and maximum temperatures of around 20°C/68°F. For the latest updates: https://www.timeanddate.com/weather/ukraine/kyiv/ext

TIME ZONE

Ukraine is defined as UTC+02:00 and in summer as UTC+03:00.

MONEY

Currency

In Ukraine there are one hundred kopiykas for one hryvnia (UAH). Hryvnia is the only legal tender in Ukraine today. There are bills for 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 hryvnias. Coins are for 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopiykas. Hryvnia can be easily converted to hard currency in any authorized bank of Ukraine or in numerous currency exchange offices. Please note that they do not exchange coins in Ukraine, so only banknotes are convertible.

The sign used to denote it is:

Official exOfficial exchange rate of Hryvnia as at: change rate of Hryvnia as at:
  31.08.2018 03.09.2018
100  USD 2827.9437 2824.6117
100  EUR 3306.4318 3290.9551

 

For quick currency conversions of any value and to and from any currency: https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Banks

Banks in Ukraine usually work from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday. A standard lunch hour is from 1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m. There are a lot of bank branches in the city center, so it will be easy to gain access to ATMs, cash travel checks or use other bank services.

Credit Cards

There are three main credit cards accepted in major restaurants, stores, hotels and other venues. These are Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard.

Tipping

No particular rules apply for tipping and the most common way to tip is to round the am ount up. In more expensive restaurants, a 10% tip is suggested, but is not obligatory.

ELECTRICITY

Ukraine uses Type C (standard Euro type) / E / F plugs. AC at 240 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current: https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ukraine

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

112 - General emergency

101 - Fire Emergency (temporary)

102 - Police

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