Cost of living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Bishkek

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 120,735 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 60,519 som
  • Bishkek is the 2nd cheapest city in Asia (25 out of 26)
  • Bishkek is the 3rd cheapest city in the World (270 out of 272)
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List of prices in Bishkek
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 351 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 210 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 161 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 49 som
12 eggs, large 102 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 122 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 264 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 82 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 64 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 463 som
2 liters of coca-cola 74 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 32 som
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 51,498 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 29,119 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,725 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 29,224 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 15,804 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,801 som
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,002 som
40” flat screen tv 24,524 som
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 8,104 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 531 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 344 som
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,515 som
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,821 som
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,021 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,803 som
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 965,267 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42 som
Monthly ticket public transport 677 som
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 411 som
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 259 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 688 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,174 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 212 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 192 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 235 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 70 som
Tube of toothpaste 97 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 275 som
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,343 som
2 tickets to the movies 532 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,068 som
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,324 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 241 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 175 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 136 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 27,252 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.96 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,905 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 84 som
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 18, 2022

Bishkek position in our World Ranking

the world
270th
out of 272
asia
25th
out of 26

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

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5th
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5th
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5th

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