Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,981 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,604 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 601 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 312 KZT
12 eggs, large 402 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 370 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,327 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 442 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 146 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 249 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,570 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 364 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 117 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 220,036 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 150,903 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,479 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 166,505 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 101,522 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 13,749 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,937 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 2,937 KZT
Clothes
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) 15,159 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
Transportation
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 6,308 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,324 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,906 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.) 949 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 460 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 515 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,165 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,839 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,404 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,371 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 17,369 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,877 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,100 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) 25 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 19,018 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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Recent Prices Added

  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Almaty costs 7,000 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Almaty costs 12,000 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Almaty costs 500 KZT (9 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Almaty costs 12,000 KZT (9 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Almaty costs 4,000 KZT (9 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Almaty costs 2,000 KZT (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Almaty costs 150,000 KZT (9 days ago)