Every tourist before making a trip to a foreign country is firstly planning in detail not only his route and the upcoming tour but also takes care of the financial matters. We would like to tell you what currency it is optimal to take when traveling to Tajikistan as well as help you to orient correctly in searching for the main currency exchange offices and banks operating in the country.
Currency Exchange in Tajikistan: Tajik National Currency
The national currency of Tajikistan is somoni. The international code for Tajik somoni is TJS. The name of the currency comes from the name of Ismail Somoni, the founder of the first Tajik state.
1 somoni is equal to 100 dirams. There are banknotes of 1,5,10, 20, 50, 100 somonis and 1, 5, 20, 50 banknotes of diram. The coins are 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50 dirams and 1,3,5 somoni.
Currency exchange in Tajikistan: Money exchange and exchange offices
Currency exchange with dollars and euros is widely accepted in the country. Always try to use officially authorized currency exchanges to be on the safe side.
Tajikistan has a cash-based economy, so paying by credit card will be possible only in some places, like high-end hotels. However, if needed, money transfer is possible everywhere.
Currency exchange in Tajikistan: Banks in Tajikistan
As we already mentioned Tajikistan is mostly a cash-only country. There are ATMs in the big cities, however, there are a lot of chances that they might not work or not accept your card. The banking system in Tajikistan is going through difficulties recently. So we advise having money in cash in any case.
ATM's are available in Dushanbe, Khujand, Penjikent, Khorog, Isfara, Istaravshan, Qurghon-Teppa and also in some smaller cities. There are several ATMs that accept Visa cards, but Mastercard works well only with Kazkom ATM. You can find them in Dushanbe and Khujand.
Here you can also find a list of some banks and their websites. The information about the branches and their addresses you can find on the official websites presented below. The websites of the banks also provide information about the current TJS rate in relation to foreign currencies.
Address: Dushanbe city, Aven. Rudaki, 95/1
Tel: (+992 37) 221-11-09, (+992 44) 600-37-03, (+992 37) 221-10-19, (+992 44) 600-37-13
CJSC "Bank Asia"
Address: Dushanbe city, Bukhara Street, Appart. 43
Tel: (+992 44) 620-99-11, 600-62-48, 600-62-49
CJSC Bank “Arvand”
Address: Sogdian Region, Khudjand city, Ismoili Somoni 1A
Tel.: (+992 44) 600-14-00, (+992 92) 795-00-01
CJSC "Spitamen Bank"
Address: Dushanbe city, Shamsi Street 4
Telephone: (+992 44) 600-10-92, 600-13-43, 600-22-50
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