What does Belarusian rouble buy?

updated on 14/10/2016

Belarusian rubles (since 01.2016 - BYN) come in various denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 ruble bank notes and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50-kopeyka and 1-, 2-ruble coins...

New BYN currency is zero-free!..

Probably the cheapest item you can buy is a bus ticket/ metro token for a single ride that costs BYN 0.55. Coins from 1 to 50 kopeyks almost have no value, but come in handy to provide change. A 0.5l bottle of still water can cost from 80 kopeyks to 1.2 roubles, a cup of coffee - 2 to 4 roubles.

1.5 roubles can buy you 1 ice-cream, 2-4 rubles - a beer. The notes of 5 and 10 roubles have a higher value with BYN 8-10 buying you an average meal.

You can legally obtain Belarusian rubles from currency exchange kiosks of Belarusian banks that are normally located in hotels, supermarkets and market areas. Do not deal with unfamiliar individuals offering to exchange your hard currency into rubles.

The old notes (printed in 2000) with a lot of zeros are still widely accepted till 2017.

Belarusian money guide

Questions are welcome!


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