Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,245 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,621 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 632 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 325 KZT
12 eggs, large 402 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 427 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,450 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 470 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 157 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 223 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,097 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 388 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 113 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 225,839 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 155,667 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,456 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 157,273 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 103,541 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 13,033 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,855 KZT
40” flat screen TV 125,740 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 35,622 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,850 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,537 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 22,094 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 15,714 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 35,666 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 35,040 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,213,410 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 163 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,411 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,245 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,600 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.) 930 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 990 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 430 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 626 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,084 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 10,974 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,513 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 17,635 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,077 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,027 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 915 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 235,717 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 21,524 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 397 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

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Almaty costs 2,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Almaty costs 1,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Almaty costs 2,500 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Almaty costs 14,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Almaty costs 3,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Almaty costs 8,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Public transport in Almaty costs 7,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Almaty costs 170 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Almaty costs 8,000,000 KZT (4 days ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Almaty costs 35,000 KZT (4 days ago)