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    Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani tenge - Currency Guide


    Foreign exchange guide to Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstani tenge (KZT)

    What's in this Kazakhstan currency guide?

    1. USD/KZT trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Kazakhstan
    4. Spending KZT
    5. Send to Kazakhstan

    USD/KZT Trend (90-day)

    USD to KZT at 427.0 is just above its 90-day average, range 424.3-427.6.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/KZT trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to KZT Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Kazakhstani tenge - Historical Rates

    USD/KZT wasChangePeriod
    05 Oct 2021
    0.2% 2 Weeks
    21 Jul 2021
    0.3% 90 Days
    19 Oct 2020
    0.5% 1 Year
    20 Oct 2016
    28.3% 5 Years
    22 Oct 2011
    188.1% 10 Years
    24 Oct 2001
    174.6% 20 Years
    USD/KZT change over periods to 19-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    лв4,265,302 KZT

    Converted at USD/KZT interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to KZT - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy KZT
    $ 1 лв 426.53
    $ 5 лв 2,133
    $ 10 лв 4,265
    $ 20 лв 8,531
    $ 50 лв 21,327
    $ 100 лв 42,653
    $ 250 лв 106,633
    $ 500 лв 213,265
    $ 1,000 лв 426,530
    $ 2,000 лв 853,060
    $ 5,000 лв 2,132,650
    $ 10,000 лв 4,265,300
    $ 20,000 лв 8,530,600
    $ 50,000 лв 21,326,500
    $ 100,000 лв 42,653,000
    $ 0.0023 лв 1
    $ 0.0117 лв 5
    $ 0.0234 лв 10
    $ 0.0469 лв 20
    $ 0.1172 лв 50
    $ 0.2344 лв 100
    $ 0.5860 лв 250
    $ 1.1720 лв 500
    $ 2.3440 лв 1,000
    $ 4.6880 лв 2,000
    $ 11.72 лв 5,000
    $ 23.44 лв 10,000
    $ 46.88 лв 20,000
    $ 117.20 лв 50,000
    $ 234.40 лв 100,000

    More amounts


    Frequently Asked Questions


    What currency should I use in Kazakhstan?

    The domestic currency in Kazakhstan is the Kazakhstani tenge.

    What is the Kazakhstani tenge currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Kazakhstani tenge is KZT — symbol is лв.

    Which countries use the Kazakhstani tenge?

    It is the domestic currency in    Kazakhstan.

    Is the Kazakhstani tenge a closed currency?

    No, the Kazakhstani tenge is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?


    Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is one of the few countries in the world that can still be considered as an off-the-beaten-path destination. It’s the 9th largest country in the world so there’s a lot for you to explore. From arid plains, endless steppes and tiny dusty villages in the desert to lush valleys, glacial lakes, snowcapped mountains and modern cities.

    The biggest city, Almaty, is almost reminiscent of Europe with its leafy avenues, chic ALZhiR Museum-Memorial Complex, glossy shopping centres and hedonistic nightlife. The capital Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture. But it's beyond the cities that you'll find the greatest travel adventures, whether hiking in the high mountains and green valleys of the Tian Shan, searching for wildlife on the lake-dotted steppe, enjoying homespun hospitality in village guesthouses, or jolting across the western deserts to remote underground mosques.

    What currency should I use in Kazakhstan?

    The official currency of Kazakhstan is the Kazakhstani Tenge (KZT). 1USD is about 340 tenge. ATM’s are very easy to find in the cities but make sure to bring cash money when you visit remote villages and regions. There are also plenty of exchange offices, especially in the big cities, in case you want to exchange some dollars or euros.

    Getting around in Kazakhstan.

    Kazakhstan is a big country so the easiest and most comfortable way of getting around in the country is by taking a train. It’s a cheap way to travel long-distances through this vast country, there are regular connections between all the main cities and towns and you’ll also meet many locals along the way. Kazakhstan has excellent international air connections through numerous carriers including the good national airline, Air Astana. Between them, Astana Airport and Almaty Airport have numerous direct connections to Europe, Asia and Central Asia, as well as the Gulf States.

    Traffic police and poor roads (in that order) are the main hazards of driving in Kazakhstan. Main intercity roads may have bad, potholed stretches but are mostly in decent condition. Huge infrastructure projects are massively improving some major trunk routes. Traffic police may stop motorists just to check their papers, and have a reputation for finding irregularities that they may then overlook if bribed

    Travel tips for Kazakhstan.

    When entering the country – whether it’s in the airport or at a land border – you have to fill in a migration card. This card will be stamped twice at the passport control upon arrival, which indicates that you’re registered. This is the registration card that you have to keep with you throughout your stay in Kazakhstan.

    One of Kazakhstan’s most curious sights is the Buddhist rock carvings and paintings of bodhisattvas at Tamgaly Tas, (literally, ‘stones with signs’) found on the banks of the Ili River, 100 miles north of Almaty.

    There are no required vaccinations for entering Kazakhstan, but Hepatitis A and Tetanus are advisable and Hepatitis B, Rabies, Tick-Borne Encephalitis and Typhoid are worth considering. If coming from a country at risk from yellow fever, you must bring a yellow fever vaccination certificate.

    In general, tap water is not safe to drink in Kazakhstan. Some locals do, or have filters attached to their taps, but it's best to err on the side of caution and either boil the water or buy bottled water.

    In Kazakhstan there are areas of high altitude (over 2400m) and very high altitude (over 3600m). If hiking or skiing in the mountains, there is a small risk of developing Acute Mountain Sickness, so if you feel unwell, descend immediately.


    Travel money for Kazakhstan

    Save money and time by Ordering your Kazakhstani tenge online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the KZT cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

    Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

    For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Kazakhstani tenge otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


    Send Money to Kazakhstan - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Kazakhstan you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.

    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Kazakhstan

    When sending money to Kazakhstan it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Kazakhstani tenge amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted KZT amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Kazakhstan.

    Use the above Send to Kazakhstani tenge calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Kazakhstani tenge deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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