Cost of living in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,061 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,814 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 606 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 300 KZT
12 eggs, large 442 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 418 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,175 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 445 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 119 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 215 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,240 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 361 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 118 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 213,404 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 158,280 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 20,623 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,019 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 96,250 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 10,971 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,802 KZT
40” flat screen TV 113,776 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 20,818 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,604 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,686 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,956 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 15,089 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 28,351 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 38,900 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,045,630 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 135 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 7,214 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,605 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,156 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,015 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,395 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 936 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 628 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 732 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 323 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 528 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,722 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,147 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,506 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,022 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,114 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,188 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,000 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 868 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 283,660 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 50 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 25,463 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 343 KZT
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 226 prices entered by 22 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2018.

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