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Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 5:57 am
by ellenenerik
Hi, we just changed 100 usd to 82.000 som at the bazar in samarkand.

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:36 pm
by Wahlsted
Best rate achieved (two weeks ago) was 84.000 at a shop near the bazar in Samarkand. Otherwise between 80.000 and 82.000 in different cities first weeks in June.

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 am
by seysearles
Quick question for planning how much USD to exchange, what can you actually use Uzbek Sum to pay for?

I understand that all hotels now only accept USD. Is this correct? What does that leave for you to be able to take advantage of the black market rates on? trains? restaurants? entrance fees? tours?

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:45 am
by steven
seysearles wrote:trains? restaurants? entrance fees? tours?
Indeed, mostly food, souvenirs, entrance fees, transport.

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 am
by lissie45
So is it correct you need to pay accommodation in US$ or at the official rate - darn - that's going to blow the budget

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:03 pm
by okwell
Black market: 8390 sum for 1 dollar.
Central Bank: 3958 sum for 1 dollar.
Go to http://uzbdollar.ru/en/ for information. The content of the website is in English language. ;)

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:58 pm
by Antonio
Hi, I changed euros to dollars an got a bunch of 2003, 2006 and 2009 series 100$ notes. Will I get worse rates with the old ones?

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:58 am
by okwell
Antonio wrote:Hi, I changed euros to dollars an got a bunch of 2003, 2006 and 2009 series 100$ notes. Will I get worse rates with the old ones?
No, you won't.

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:09 pm
by NoelyK2
Hi, I know that this question has been asked but it hasn't been properly answered imo.
If you come from a euro country is it still cheaper to change euros to dollars first and then from dollars to sum or just change straight from euros to sum. At least if you use the latter method you would only be making one transaction which might offset the worse exchange rate from changing euros in the bazaar instead of dollars.

Thanks

Re: Uzbek sum exchange rates

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am
by steven
NoelyK2 wrote:Hi, I know that this question has been asked but it hasn't been properly answered imo.
If you come from a euro country is it still cheaper to change euros to dollars first and then from dollars to sum or just change straight from euros to sum. At least if you use the latter method you would only be making one transaction which might offset the worse exchange rate from changing euros in the bazaar instead of dollars.

Thanks
As I wrote on the Uzbek money page, it is best to exchange in USD. Here is the calculation. Unless the euro drops against the dollar, this remains true.

Currently, 100 euro = 117$.

117$ = 959400 sum
100 euro = 820000 sum

Unless you get a really bad deal on your euro/USD exchange, it makes sense to exchange twice.