Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,949 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,345 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 788 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 309 KZT
12 eggs, large 406 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 454 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,603 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 400 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 130 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 198 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,256 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 316 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 91 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 292,366 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 147,425 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 22,720 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 147,066 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 86,708 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 15,937 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,833 KZT
40” flat screen TV 130,297 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 36,544 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,364 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,269 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,290 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 14,099 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,841 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 31,231 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,271,910 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 140 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,467 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,480 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,129 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,614 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 4,665 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 827 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 668 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 783 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 431 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 423 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,888 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,844 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,681 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 7,711 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,817 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,781 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 843 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 526 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 208,393 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 31,691 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 443 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

Almaty position in our World Ranking

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