Kazakhstan is somewhat more costly than Uzbekistan, although it is still less expensive than Turkmenistan. A street snack will cost you between USD0.30 and $0.70. In major cities, a night in a dorm costs between USD15 and USD20. A more pleasant double room costs between USD60 and USD80.
Tenge (KZT, Cyrillic: тeне, and sometimes symbolised as or T) is the national currency. In late September 2015, the following currency rates were in effect: €1 = KZT301, £1 = KZT410, and US$1 = KZT270.
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