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How common is the use of credit cards

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How common is the use of credit cards

at shops, attraction and restaurants?

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Although more and more businesses use and accept credit cards these days, Ukraine is still largely a cash country. But Lviv, being a relatively touristy city, is better in this regard than many other oblast centres in Ukraine I’ve been to.

Many restaurants and cafes, especially in the city centre, do accept cards. You can also use cards in most hotels no problem. AmEx is not very welcome, while Visa and Mastercard are quite commonly accepted.

But most of the attractions still have to be paid for in cash. Same applies to entertainments like theatres, cinemas etc. Many small cafes and shops are cash-only, too.

So as I mentioned in another thread, your best bet in Ukraine is a combination of cash and credit cards (both for withdrawal and payment). Again, make sure to read through the forum the earlier tips on use of credit cards in Ukraine.

Edited: 4:04 pm, April 09, 2013
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thanks that was very helpful.

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As an extra comment on this post, I would like to let you know that finding ATM's has proven extremely easy for us in both Odessa, Kiev, Yalta and Simferopol. It even seems that there are more ATMs in Ukraine than in the Netherlands :)

So in the case you can not pay with credit card, just taking some cash will be easy

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thanks for the very helpful reply.

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