Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Almaty

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 728,229 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 346,852 KZT
  • Almaty is the 2nd cheapest city in Asia (12 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Almaty is cheaper than in 96% of cities in the World (151 out of 157)
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List of prices in Almaty
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,966 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,782 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 817 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 368 KZT
12 eggs, large 524 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 812 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,344 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 643 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 208 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 303 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,182 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 472 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 158 KZT
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 269,074 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 163,718 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,837 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 213,292 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 115,628 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 15,382 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,890 KZT
40” flat screen tv 113,106 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 37,390 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,600 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,484 KZT
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 26,343 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,978 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 42,437 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 37,256 KZT
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,713,870 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 176 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,715 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,120 KZT
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,218 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,256 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,030 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 984 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 815 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 898 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 454 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 447 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,667 KZT
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,969 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,242 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 21,295 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,034 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,897 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,134 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 975 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 222,448 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 16 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,563 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 454 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 16 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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Almaty position in our World Ranking

the world
151st
out of 157
asia
12th
out of 13

Cheapest and most expensive products in Almaty compared to other cities:

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