Bargaining in Kazakhstan is not just a part of commerce but it is even a tradition loved and practiced by everyone. It is sensible in markets and when agreeing on taxi prices.
Restaurants and hotel bills often include a service charge. However, since the restaurant service charge doesn’t go to the waiter, a tip is always appreciated.
Budget: Less than 20 $ (USD)
Midrange: 20 $ – 70 $
Top end: More than 70 $
The national currency is the tenge (T). ATMs abound credit cards are accepted at many shops, restaurants and hotels.
ATMs abound at banks, shopping centres, supermarkets, hotels, some train stations and elsewhere. Most accept Maestro, Visa, MasterCard.