Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,977 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,510 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 635 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 299 KZT
12 eggs, large 392 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 407 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,406 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 409 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 151 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 212 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,017 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 363 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 112 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 225,254 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 149,227 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 22,529 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 137,367 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 90,047 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 11,878 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,410 KZT
40” flat screen TV 114,717 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 33,494 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,983 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,423 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 18,571 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 16,203 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 32,408 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 34,212 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,026,510 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 153 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,388 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,390 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,502 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,143 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 628 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 879 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 433 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 416 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,389 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,904 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,969 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 11,519 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 18,185 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,870 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,017 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 903 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 213,539 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 14 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 21,893 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 378 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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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Almaty costs 80,000 KZT (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Taraz costs 400 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Taraz costs 450 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Taraz costs 2,700 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Taraz costs 220 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Taraz costs 130 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Taraz costs 250 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 500 g of local cheese in Taraz costs 600 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Taraz costs 200 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Taraz costs 336 KZT (9 days ago)