Money in the Ukraine – Can I use dollars in Kiev?
The currency in the Ukraine is the Hryvnia. It is pronounced Grivna.
In stores, restaurants and in official transactions you will use the Hryvnia. But, if you are renting an apartment of paying a local they will probably prefer dollars.
ATM machines and exchange places are everywhere in Kiev and plentiful throughout the rest of the country. You will not have difficulty exchanging dollars, Euros and most major currency.