Lari (GEL)

Daily Costs

  • Budget accommodation per person 25 GEL
  • Two-course meal 15–20 GEL
  • Museum 3 GEL
  • Beer per bottle 2–3GEL
  • 100km marshrutka ride 8 GEL


Abkhazia’s currency is the Russian rouble (worth around 1.5 US cents at mid-2015 rates). You can obtain roubles from ATMs in Sukhumi and Gagra and pay with international credit cards at some hotels and restaurants, and exchange cash US dollars, and often euros, at banks and moneychangers. Bring some roubles to keep you going on arrival.