Currency

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Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$40

  • Dorm bed: US$10–12
  • Basic hotel double: US$20–30
  • Shared taxi Bukhara to Khiva: US$10 per person
  • Shashlyk: US$1

Midrange: US$40–100

  • Bukhara B&B double: US$45-70
  • Good restaurant meal: US$4
  • Tashkent fast train to Samarkand: economy class US$8

Top end: More than US$100

  • International hotel in Tashkent: US$140–200
  • Flight from Tashkent to Urgench: US$102

Bargaining

Bargaining is sensible at souvenir stalls and with taxi drivers, common in bazaars and sometimes necessary with shared taxis. You can often get a reduction on hotel rates, especially in the shoulder and off seasons. That said, most local people will offer a fairly sensible starting price so don't expect to half the price.

Money

Money changers can be found at the bazaar.

Asaka Bank You can get US dollar cash advances on a MasterCard here.

National Bank of Uzbekistan A cash advance office for Visa cardholders is on the 3rd floor.