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Aktau (Kazakh: Ақтау) is a city in the Kazakhstan, located on the east bank of the Caspian Sea. Its current name means "white mountain" in Kazakh, which may be due to its cliffs that overlook the Caspian. From 1964 to 1991 city was known as Shevchenko (Russian: Шевченко). Its former name was given due to the eponymous Ukrainian poet's period of exile in the area. It is located on the Mangyshlak Peninsula and is the capital of Mangystau Region. Aktau is known for its unique block address system. Almost all streets inside the city have no names, and addresses in Aktau generally consist of three numbers: the district number (also known as micro-region/micro-district/block), the building number, and the apartment number. This is because Aktau was originally planned as a camp for the workers of the oil industry.

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Facts and Stats for Aktau*

  • Pollution Statistics in Aktau

    Know the pollution level of Aktau before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Aktau: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Aktau for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Aktau.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 60 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 65 (High)
    • Drug offense 45 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55 (Moderate)
  • Living in Aktau - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.85 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 73.08 (High)
    • Pollution Index 117.24 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Aktau

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Aktau

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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