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Money and costs

Sums (лв)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 01, 2019 5:08AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Dorm bed: US$10–12
  • Basic hotel double: US$20–30
  • Shared taxi Bukhara to Khiva: US$10 per person
  • Shashlyk: US$1
  • 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)
  • International hotel in Tashkent: US$140–200
  • Flight from Tashkent to Urgench: US$102

ATMs in major cities. Currency reforms in 2017 brought major change, making the black market obsolete.


In general tipping is not all that common in Uzbekistan.

  • Restaurants A service charge of 10% to 15% is added to many restaurant bills; it's good form to add a similar amount if it's not added automatically.

  • Guides Will often expect a tip, especially from larger groups.