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Foreign Exchange Guide to Kyrgyzstan

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Kyrgystani som
Symbol - Code:
лв KGS
Telephone Prefix:

The domestic currency in Kyrgyzstan is the Kyrgystani som with currency code KGS. Read this foreign exchange guide to Kyrgyzstan and the Kyrgystani som with money transfer and travel tips plus Kyrgystani som exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Kyrgystani som info - general info about the Kyrgystani som
  2. Kyrgystani som in the markets - recent KGS moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Kyrgyzstan - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Kyrgystani som cash online - travel money for Kyrgyzstan
  5. Sending money to Kyrgyzstan - save on Kyrgystani som bank transfers to Kyrgyzstan
  6. Kyrgystani som exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Kyrgystani som (KGS) general currency information

What is the Kyrgystani som currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Kyrgystani som is KGS and the symbol is лв.

Which countries use the Kyrgystani som?

It is the domestic currency in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgystani som (KGS) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the KGS to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

KGS-USD 3 Month chart
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KGS currency converter

Kyrgyzstan Trip Checklist   

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Travel money for Kyrgyzstan

Save money and time by Ordering your Kyrgystani som online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KGS cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Kyrgystani som otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Travel Money for Kyrgyzstan

Compare лвKGS Cash rates


Sending money to Kyrgyzstan

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Kyrgyzstan you need to start with finding out the latest Kyrgystani som foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Kyrgyzstan

When sending money to Kyrgyzstan it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Kyrgystani som amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted KGS amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Kyrgyzstan.

Use our Send to KGS calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Kyrgystani som deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


Bank Transfers to Kyrgyzstan

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Kyrgystani som - exchange rates - live and historic

Major KGS cross rates
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KGS/USD - Kyrgystani som to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01461 Week
18 May 20180.01461 Month
19 Dec 20170.01436 Months
17 Jun 20170.01461 Year
17 Jun 20160.01472 Years
18 Jun 20130.02065 Years
19 Jun 20080.027710 Years

KGS/EUR - Kyrgystani som to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01241 Week
18 May 20180.01241 Month
19 Dec 20170.01216 Months
17 Jun 20170.01301 Year
17 Jun 20160.01312 Years
18 Jun 20130.01545 Years
19 Jun 20080.017910 Years

KGS/GBP - Kyrgystani som to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01091 Week
18 May 20180.01081 Month
19 Dec 20170.01076 Months
17 Jun 20170.01141 Year
17 Jun 20160.01032 Years
18 Jun 20130.01325 Years
19 Jun 20080.014010 Years

KGS/JPY - Kyrgystani som to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20181.60181 Week
18 May 20181.61911 Month
19 Dec 20171.62096 Months
17 Jun 20171.61901 Year
17 Jun 20161.53622 Years
18 Jun 20131.96465 Years
19 Jun 20082.984310 Years

KGS/AUD - Kyrgystani som to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01931 Week
18 May 20180.01951 Month
19 Dec 20170.01876 Months
17 Jun 20170.01921 Year
17 Jun 20160.01992 Years
18 Jun 20130.02185 Years
19 Jun 20080.029110 Years

KGS/CAD - Kyrgystani som to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.01901 Week
18 May 20180.01881 Month
19 Dec 20170.01856 Months
17 Jun 20170.01931 Year
17 Jun 20160.01902 Years
18 Jun 20130.02105 Years
19 Jun 20080.028110 Years