Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 679,861 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 309,398 KZT
  • Kazakhstan is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (8 out of 9)
  • Kazakhstan is the 3rd cheapest country in the World (72 out of 74)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,479 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,775 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 803 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 327 KZT
12 eggs, large 454 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 652 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,374 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 560 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 177 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 298 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,508 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 434 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 119 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 224,420 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 145,801 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 19,353 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 161,969 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 102,558 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 14,496 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,454 KZT
40” flat screen tv 109,606 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 37,576 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,170 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,318 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 20,771 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,545 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 34,499 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 33,821 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,598,000 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 169 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 6,023 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,395 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,206 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,232 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 441 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 7,189 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,877 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 14,820 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,072 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 897 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 799 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 238,382 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 14 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 22,674 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 493 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:
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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Kazakhstan

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Almaty 59
2nd Astana 58
3rd Kyzylorda 41

Price 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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Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of rice in Astana costs 1,000 KZT (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Astana costs 150 KZT (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Astana costs 500 KZT (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Astana costs 1,700 KZT (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Astana costs 1,500 KZT (1 day ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Astana costs 2,000 KZT (1 day ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Astana costs 1,700 KZT (1 day ago)