Cost of living in Kazakhstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,868 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,501 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 738 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 297 KZT
12 eggs, large 405 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 420 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,269 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 413 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 136 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 229 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 2,533 KZT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 322 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 96 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 219,591 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 139,265 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,045 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 125,739 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 84,782 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 12,200 KZT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,572 KZT
40” flat screen TV 125,698 KZT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 34,440 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,561 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,368 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 14,186 KZT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 13,673 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 22,456 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 28,540 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,730,530 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 140 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,546 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,296 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,811 KZT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 4,594 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 829 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 592 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 801 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 367 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 344 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,873 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 6,944 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,510 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 7,359 KZT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,765 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,813 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 888 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 864 KZT
iPad Air 2, 64GB 217,832 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 13 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 28,074 KZT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 365 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.

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Recent Prices Added

  • Ipad air 2, 64gb in Almaty costs 777 KZT (3 days ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Astana costs 90 KZT (7 days ago)
  • Public transport in Astana costs 4,000 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Astana costs 500 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Astana costs 1,100 KZT (7 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Astana costs 325 KZT (7 days ago)