Cost of living in Kazakhstan
Are you moving to Kazakhstan? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?
Find out what is the real equivalent in Kazakhst of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||2,076 KZT|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||1,600 KZT|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||580 KZT|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||318 KZT|
|12 eggs, large||391 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||358 KZT|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||1,236 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||447 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||152 KZT|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||244 KZT|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||2,716 KZT|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||367 KZT|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||113 KZT|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||211,574 KZT|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||152,112 KZT|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||21,922 KZT|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||155,322 KZT|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||100,980 KZT|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||13,876 KZT|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||3,867 KZT|
|40” flat screen TV||107,687 KZT|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||34,087 KZT|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||2,923 KZT|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||3,129 KZT|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||20,466 KZT|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||15,085 KZT|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||33,865 KZT|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||31,879 KZT|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||6,037,800 KZT|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||169 KZT|
|Monthly ticket public transport||6,091 KZT|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||2,324 KZT|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||4,265 KZT|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||5,000 KZT|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||1,467 KZT|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||1,000 KZT|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||975 KZT|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||460 KZT|
|Tube of toothpaste||515 KZT|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||4,335 KZT|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||10,835 KZT|
|2 tickets to the movies||3,283 KZT|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||9,333 KZT|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||17,071 KZT|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||1,901 KZT|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||1,032 KZT|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||868 KZT|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||209,267 KZT|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||11 KZT|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||19,984 KZT|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||418 KZT|
Map of Cost of Living in Kazakhstan
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.