Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,009 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,598 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 600 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 312 KZT
12 eggs, large 407 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 401 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,323 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 443 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 142 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 264 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,724 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 379 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 115 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 217,527 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 149,044 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,667 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 158,793 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 99,778 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 14,148 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,832 KZT
40” flat screen TV 133,212 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 33,862 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,697 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,306 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,021 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 15,040 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 34,428 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 31,121 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,194,470 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 6,149 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,694 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,117 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,315 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,000 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 921 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 501 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 558 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,165 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,657 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,468 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,868 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,024 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,877 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,120 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 849 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 202,193 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 460 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 16,852 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 423 KZT

Map of Cost of Living in Kazakhstan

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This map shows only the top cities in Kazakhstan. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Kazakhstan? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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Prices recently added

  • 250 g of local cheese in Almaty costs 2,000 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Almaty costs 650 KZT (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Astana costs 250,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Astana costs 700 KZT (9 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Astana costs 300 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Astana costs 400 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Astana costs 400 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Astana costs 800 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Astana costs 600 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Astana costs 700 KZT (9 days ago)