Is Almaty safe for women?
Almaty is an extremely safe city. I would say that Almaty is probably safer than most European or American cities. The crime rates in Almaty are much lower than average. That being said expats should still be cautious with their belongings while walking in big markets like the green bazaar in Almaty.
What are the traditional roles of men and women in Kazakhstan?
Before imperial Russian and later Soviet influences entered Kazakh life, their nomadic society lacked a unified national identity, and gender roles were based on a gendered division of labor, with men often filling the roles of defenders and herders and women focusing on caring for home and children and extended family
Is Almaty safe at night?
Foreigners have been the target of violent attacks and muggings when leaving bars, nightclubs and other recreational establishments at night in Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau and Nur-Sultan. Avoid walking alone after dark and make transportation arrangements with a reputable company before leaving such venues.
Is it legal to drink in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan raised the legal drinking age from 18 to 21 in 2009. The new bill doubles fines for selling liquor to under 21s to a maximum of $1,200 (with the revocation of an offenders license to sell alcohol).