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  • BARS & CLUBS in Almaty

    0) Hard Rock Café: Never been there, but I've heard prices are okay.
    Address: 85 Karasai batyr street, between Seifullin and Amangeldy streets.

    1)Mojo Nightclub: Never been there, but they say it's ok.
    Address: 3rd Floor, 32 Dostyk ave, below Bogenbai Batyr street.

    2)The Shakespeare Pub: One of my favourite places. Always crowdy. Always make me happy.
    Address: Dostyk ave, corner of Vinogradova street. Opposite to HSBC bank, next to MotherCare store.

    3)Cosmopolitan Bar: It's located just in the back entrance of the Hotel Kazakhstan. Cool place.
    Address: 52/2 Dostyk ave (entrance on Zhenkov street).

    4) The Guns & Roses Pub – Grille: It's located on the right side of the Hotel Kazakhstan. Cool place.
    Address: 52/2 Dostyk ave

    5)Raketa Bar: One of the popular places. Always crowdy.
    Address: Bogenbai batir street, corner of Pushkin street.

    6)Chukotka bar & club: One of the popular places.
    Address: It's located inside of Panfilov Park.

    7)Kvartira Bar (Apartment Bar) & Sky Bar: One of the popular places. It's just next to SkyBar.
    Address: 148, Jeltoksan street, corner of Jambyl street.

    8)Soho Almaty Club: One of the popular places.
    Address: 65 Kazybek bi street, corner of Furmanov street.

    9)World Fashion Bar: Mostly models and fashionistas go there. I've been at the fashion show there.
    Address: 125 Karasai Batyr Street,corner of Muratbaev street.

    10)LondonGrad: One of the popular places.
    Address: 157 Gogol Street, corner of Sharipov street.

    11)Zhest' ("Жесть") rock-club: One of the popular places.
    Address: 236 Rozybakiev street, below Outepov street.

    12)Vogue Bar: Kinda posh.
    Address: 11, Satpaev ave, corner of Furmanov street

    Just remember: Most of Almaty nightclubs and bars have a dress code and a face control. Fancy shoes and stylish outfit - you are welcome. Shorts & flipflops - they won't let you in.
  • Pros and Cons for Permanent Residency in Kazakhstan

    Pros ++

    -Can buy an apartment as private person
    -Can buy land as private person and avoid personal income taxes when selling ИЖС
    -Can register a business in your own name
    -The new business can have the total tax of 3% of revenue (for small business)
    -Can travel in and out of KZ without any Visa (Until the validity of the passport)
    -Can start a joint business with Kazakh citizens
    -Can take a loan from Bank
    -Can change job or companies as you wish (not locked into a company like work visa)
    -Can work with multiple companies at the same time (if not against the contract)
    -Will have pension.
    -Can buy things like electronics , equipments , car etc on installment basis.
    -You can claim your social security payment when leaving the country.
    -You’re able to travel domestically with ВНЖ-card.
    -No need to carry around Passport and related documents all the time , a Pink card will be issues which will be easy to carry and can be replaced easy if lost (imagine losing your passport).

    Cons --

    -Tax will become almost 21% of your salary for work permit,if u have permanent resident card then appox 31% (including cost of pension fund in case 11. / 13. in Pros)
    -Can’t drive car registered in foreign country (read KGBH starting Kyrgyz-numbers)
    -Owning/working for Kazakh company means that all deals should be done in KZT.
    -You will be considered resident of Kazakhstan, as long as you have it.
    -ВНЖ-card will be card until end of your passport validity, after which you need to renew the card - process is easy when comparing to first getting it.
    -Getting the ВНЖ-card is rather corrupt, so be ready to splurge about 2K - 5K USD for it

    Special Thanks to
    Michael Kyllönen

    How to get Permanent Residence in Kazakhstan?

  • Teaching in Kazakhstan

    You may also check Almaty International School. It is the most prefferable one for expats who live here. Management of the school consists of completely from American teachers.
  • English books in Almaty

    I bought very good books in a bookstore located in Dostyk hotel on Kurmangazy street. The prices are cheap and they sell all types of literature.
  • Jazz in Almaty

    You can follow the events schedule from .
    I hope it helps.