Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 869,916 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 453,047 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,944 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,213 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 851 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 486 KZT
12 eggs, large 657 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 697 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,580 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 518 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 238 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 359 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,571 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 592 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 191 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 361,452 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 222,915 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 28,972 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 256,194 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 170,809 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 60,601 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,808 KZT
40” flat screen tv 185,033 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 49,137 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,757 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,075 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 17,520 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 20,067 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,906 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 29,452 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 9,045,710 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 187 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,520 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 568 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,336 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 7,111 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,517 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 855 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 804 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 469 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 347 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,090 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,228 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,084 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,805 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,765 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,046 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,317 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,109 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 322,504 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 51 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 12,764 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 604 KZT

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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:
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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.

Prices recently added

  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Almaty costs 260,000 KZT (5 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Almaty costs 300,000 KZT (5 days ago)
  • Short visit to private doctor in Almaty costs 8,000 KZT (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Almaty costs 172 KZT (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Almaty costs 2,500 KZT (5 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Almaty costs 2,500 KZT (5 days ago)
  • Public transport in Oral costs 3,000 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Karaganda costs 450 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Karaganda costs 608 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Karaganda costs 447 KZT (7 days ago)

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