Currency of Kazakhstan
Tenge is considered the national currency of Kazakhstan. Today, Kazakhstan has coins: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 tenge and also the paper money: 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 tenge.
November 12, 1993, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan decided to introduce a national currency. The first coins were produced in Germany and banknotes in England. November 15, is considered day currency in Kazakhstan. Since it is on this day the first money was introduced in the country.
In 2006, it was one of the biggest scandals, which is linked to the country’s currency. The National Bank has decided to hold a competition for the best symbol of the national currency, and the winner would win a million tenge.
Nevertheless, it turned out that the symbol of the winner was completely copied from the mail symbols of Japan, which has been used for over a hundred years.
Until traveling to the Republic of Kazakhstan, it is better to choose the dollars, rubles or euros. They are more convenient to change to tenge and you will not have problems in the exchange offices.
If you do not want to be deceived, it is best to change currency in banks or at the airport. You do not lose much, but gain confidence that you are not deceived with the exchange rate.
During your trip, you can also use plastic cards MasterCard or VISA. They work in shops and anywhere in the country, no matter where you have been.