Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Almaty

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 848,817 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 453,817 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Almaty
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,863 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,046 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 871 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 379 KZT
12 eggs, large 684 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 724 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,370 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 581 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 235 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 321 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,942 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 512 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 173 KZT
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 425,981 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 203,789 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 24,239 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 264,661 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 175,103 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 15,382 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,073 KZT
40” flat screen tv 134,823 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 34,438 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,600 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,137 KZT
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 26,343 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,978 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 43,200 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 45,630 KZT
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,593,150 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 184 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,637 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,982 KZT
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,218 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,256 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 6,093 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 984 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 896 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 898 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 555 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 447 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,311 KZT
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,837 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,167 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 19,545 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,837 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,897 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,245 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,293 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 222,448 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 16 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 24,225 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 454 KZT
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 109 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: January 29, 2023

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