Cost of living in Astana, Kazakhstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,608 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,832 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 601 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 316 KZT
12 eggs, large 415 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 378 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,125 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 457 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 140 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 251 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,806 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 361 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 126 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 191,820 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 158,968 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 23,313 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 161,106 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 102,326 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 11,745 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,447 KZT
40” flat screen TV 113,744 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 21,045 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,558 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,185 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 16,706 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 15,630 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,570 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 38,088 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,414,530 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 154 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 6,438 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,760 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,098 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,250 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,146 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,005 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 594 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 761 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 432 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 503 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,182 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,133 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,545 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,243 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,109 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,030 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,033 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 904 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 245,003 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 15 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 22,550 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 359 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 310 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2018.

Astana position in our World Ranking

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325th
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28th
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