Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Almaty

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 663,536 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 316,546 KZT
  • Cost of living in Almaty is cheaper than in 81% of cities in Asia (17 out of 21)
  • Cost of living in Almaty is cheaper than in 98% of cities in the World (276 out of 282)

List of prices in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,125 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,544 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 734 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 332 KZT
12 eggs, large 460 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 568 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,531 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 480 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 165 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 258 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,958 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 365 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 117 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 250,267 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 147,526 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,380 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 184,766 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 101,527 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 13,860 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,959 KZT
40” flat screen tv 134,348 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 30,502 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,448 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,071 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 22,887 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,608 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 37,636 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,619 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,259,290 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 161 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,169 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,600 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,289 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,722 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 867 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 709 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 829 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 421 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 422 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,726 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,340 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,727 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 14,537 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,864 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,783 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,037 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 849 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 208,595 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 18 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,977 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 409 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 205 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: January 28, 2020

Almaty position in our World Ranking

the world
276th
out of 282
asia
17th
out of 21

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

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1st
the world
2nd
the world
4th
the world
4th
the world
5th
the world
5th

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