General Info

Almaty is the cultural heartbeat and the soul of Kazakhstan, which is located in the southeastern part of the country. Please, read the following passage and visit the website for detailed information regarding the life and attractions in Almaty.

Money and Costs

The official currency in Kazakhstan is Kazakhstani Tenge (T). Credit and debit cards are acceptable in major places, however many places accept only cash, so we recommend withdrawing some money before starting your trip. There are plenty of Exchange kiosks all over the city, as well as ATMs starting from the Almaty International Airport to shopping malls an even some super markets.


You won’t find a better range of good restaurants anywhere else in Central Asia. A  large range of international cuisines are present and there is variety in budget also. The majority of midrange and top-end restaurants offer inexpensive business-lunch deals on weekdays.

Power plugs

In Kazakhstan the standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz, and in case if the standard voltage in your country differs from the mentioned one, you may need to bring an adapter for your appliance. In addition, the power plugs and sockets used in Kazakhstan are of type C and F. Check out the following pictures.


Wi-Fi and Internet

During the Olympiad, the school will provide wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) for the convenience of all guests and participants.
Also, to make it convenient for you to use mobile communication, you can connect to local operators. Mobile operators such as Tele2 (, Kcell ( and Beeline ( are available in Kazakhstan. You can choose the most convenient operator for you and purchase a SIM card.
In addition, we can recommend the Airalo application to you ( ) is a store of virtual eSIM cards that are installed in advance in supported phones. You can take advantage of a $3 discount to purchase the first eSIM traffic package using the promo code ALMAZ8970.


We provide transportation around the city of Almaty within the framework of the Olympiad program. To travel around the city for personal purposes, we suggest you download the Yandex Go and inDrive taxi services application.