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||1,859 KZT|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||1,527 KZT|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||716 KZT|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||299 KZT|
|12 eggs, large||400 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||481 KZT|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||1,345 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||418 KZT|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||142 KZT|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||221 KZT|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||2,785 KZT|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||338 KZT|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||95 KZT|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||225,292 KZT|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||145,124 KZT|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||20,610 KZT|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||137,356 KZT|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||91,708 KZT|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||11,748 KZT|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||4,522 KZT|
|40” flat screen TV||100,027 KZT|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||28,253 KZT|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||2,938 KZT|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||2,565 KZT|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||16,681 KZT|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||15,216 KZT|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||26,274 KZT|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||33,405 KZT|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||6,177,460 KZT|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||147 KZT|
|Monthly ticket public transport||5,300 KZT|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||2,245 KZT|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||2,000 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.)||587 KZT|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||839 KZT|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||395 KZT|
|Tube of toothpaste||416 KZT|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||3,089 KZT|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||7,624 KZT|
|2 tickets to the movies||2,642 KZT|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||6,917 KZT|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||15,151 KZT|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||1,867 KZT|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||976 KZT|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||893 KZT|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||213,539 KZT|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||13 KZT|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||29,541 KZT|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||373 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.