Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 785,194 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 365,004 KZT
  • Kazakhstan is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (10 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Kazakhstan is cheaper than in 91% of countries in the World (60 out of 66)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,697 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,578 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 649 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 345 KZT
12 eggs, large 545 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 729 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,282 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 615 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 208 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 261 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,991 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 479 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 132 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 213,912 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 189,179 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 19,009 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 164,172 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 127,279 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 75,453 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,948 KZT
40” flat screen tv 158,518 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 44,602 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,700 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 8,017 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 26,981 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 22,604 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 38,218 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 39,785 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,561,290 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 7,622 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,395 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,766 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,034 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,230 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 940 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 942 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 360 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 625 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,470 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 9,123 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,377 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 13,556 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,378 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,719 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,152 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 611 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 384,308 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 63 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 14,156 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 590 KZT

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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.

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