Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,980 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,487 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 816 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 310 KZT
12 eggs, large 407 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 475 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,545 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 437 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 151 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 211 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,488 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 313 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 155 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 275,175 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 150,374 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 23,298 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 157,439 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 93,526 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 136,283 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 38,931 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,370 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,870 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 16,757 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 14,433 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,975 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 34,206 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 147 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 6,120 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,690 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 2,888 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,418 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,872 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,564 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 1,890 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,000 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 893 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 31,710 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 462 prices entered by 42 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

Almaty position in our World Ranking

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27th
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