Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
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
Housing
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
Clothes
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
Transportation
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
Personal Care
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
Entertainment
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

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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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