Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 671,925 KZT
Single person estimated monthly costs: 312,215 KZT
Kazakhstan is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (13 out of 14)
Kazakhstan is the 4th cheapest country in the World (97 out of 100)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,155 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,634 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 676 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 318 KZT
12 eggs, large 423 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 514 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,350 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 434 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 145 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 309 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,627 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 368 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 134 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 246,636 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 138,198 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,350 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 164,197 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 101,313 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 12,270 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,170 KZT
40” flat screen TV 127,499 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 43,843 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,661 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,807 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 20,105 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 14,988 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 35,284 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 34,183 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,624,120 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,356 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,929 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,350 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.) 1,427 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,028 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 469 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 602 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,000 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,298 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,603 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 35,000 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,994 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,943 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,097 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 803 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 202,193 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 23 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,543 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 439 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:
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.

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