Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,058 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,562 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 728 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 334 KZT
12 eggs, large 425 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 499 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,700 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 455 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 152 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 214 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,713 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 345 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 112 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 239,218 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 156,348 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,662 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 152,399 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 98,805 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 15,047 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,878 KZT
40” flat screen TV 140,504 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 37,153 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,471 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,328 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 24,127 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 14,524 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 31,039 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,687 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,229,090 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 165 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,439 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,620 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,289 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,335 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 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 411 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 423 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,278 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,506 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,629 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,167 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,461 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,766 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 988 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 862 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 20,739 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 381 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 339 prices entered by 40 different people.
Latest price update: August 21, 2018.

Almaty position in our World Ranking

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26th
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