Cost of living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 410 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 187 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 161 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 44 som
12 eggs, large 94 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 95 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 212 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 77 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 26 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 54 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 432 som
2 liters of Coca-Cola 65 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 som
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 51,076 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 27,896 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,711 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 34,704 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 17,604 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,871 som
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,721 som
40” flat screen TV 24,714 som
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 8,463 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 662 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 228 som
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 3,060 som
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,660 som
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,149 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,307 som
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 892,508 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43 som
Monthly ticket public transport 680 som
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 285 som
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 223 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 200 som
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,064 som
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 100 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 149 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 248 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 80 som
Tube of toothpaste 90 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 281 som
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,172 som
2 tickets to the movies 486 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,868 som
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,921 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 238 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 128 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 120 som
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 8,000 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.43 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,662 som
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 77 som
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 129 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

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