Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,158,146 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 567,414 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,588 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,948 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,261 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 640 KZT
12 eggs, large 940 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,132 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,279 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 579 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 230 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 387 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,808 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 746 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 280 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 490,197 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 244,828 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 24,924 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 284,477 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 207,812 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 15,689 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,275 KZT
40” flat screen tv 150,280 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 127,397 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 9,618 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,151 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 20,615 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 17,815 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 45,965 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 66,270 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,851,400 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 257 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,653 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,533 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,577 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 8,742 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,252 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,279 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,854 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 726 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 897 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,652 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 11,971 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 4,581 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 16,414 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 34,392 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,785 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,650 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,215 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 382,786 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 25 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,966 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 849 KZT

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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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