Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Almaty

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,318,967 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 622,884 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Almaty
Current as of Mar 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 4,660 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,759 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,364 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 649 KZT
12 eggs, large 873 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,410 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,771 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 795 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 292 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 400 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,675 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 716 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 191 KZT
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 510,368 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 263,378 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 29,715 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 379,369 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 203,847 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 18,115 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,008 KZT
40” flat screen tv 148,736 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 167,973 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9,303 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,146 KZT
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 21,072 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 15,479 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 43,482 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 66,649 KZT
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 19,214,800 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 235 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,080 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 6,901 KZT
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,536 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,778 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 9,289 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,411 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,237 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,801 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 724 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 862 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,638 KZT
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,372 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 5,378 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 16,928 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 45,683 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,481 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,495 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,321 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 376,792 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 50 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 53,698 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 820 KZT
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 307 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: March 04, 2024

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