Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 340 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 175 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 100 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 42 som
12 eggs, large 93 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 84 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 163 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 52 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 29 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 57 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 500 som
2 liters of Coca-Cola 70 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 36 som
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 41,250 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 22,000 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,124 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 21,000 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,750 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,000 som
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,479 som
40” flat screen TV 23,000 som
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 9,000 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 450 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 200 som
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,333 som
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,250 som
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,383 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,333 som
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 880,500 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 43 som
Monthly ticket public transport 757 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 150 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,000 som
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 250 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 250 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 192 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 73 som
Tube of toothpaste 125 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 300 som
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,125 som
2 tickets to the movies 442 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,000 som
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,175 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 375 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 100 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 120 som
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 8,000 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 53 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,625 som
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 87 som

Map of Cost of Living in Kyrgyzstan

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This map shows only the top cities in Kyrgyzstan. 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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