Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,076 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,600 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 580 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 318 KZT
12 eggs, large 391 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 358 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,236 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 447 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 152 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 244 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,716 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 367 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 113 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 211,574 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 152,112 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,922 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 155,322 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 100,980 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 13,876 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,867 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 3,129 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) 15,085 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 6,091 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,324 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,265 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,467 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,000 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 975 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 460 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 515 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,335 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 10,835 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,283 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,333 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 17,071 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,901 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,032 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 868 KZT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 209,267 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 11 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 19,984 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 418 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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