Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,030 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,472 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 737 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 318 KZT
12 eggs, large 411 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 492 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,663 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 442 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 158 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 204 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,308 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 337 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 121 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 254,472 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 161,475 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 23,866 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 152,702 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 100,118 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 15,597 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,185 KZT
40” flat screen TV 142,776 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 36,675 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,370 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,483 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,430 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 13,333 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 26,149 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,108 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,154,130 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 154 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,282 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,692 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,289 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,861 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 4,835 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 827 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 661 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 839 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 421 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 423 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,278 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,418 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,290 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,167 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,349 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,845 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,000 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 799 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 208,595 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 23,351 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 383 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 396 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2018.

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