Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 217,213 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 106,490 som
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 544 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 350 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 225 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 81 som
12 eggs, large 163 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 123 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 333 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 50 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 85 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 666 som
2 liters of coca-cola 100 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 29 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 89,050 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 53,794 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 60,000 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 68,780 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 40,000 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 30,000 som
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 814 som
40” flat screen tv 50,000 som
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,000 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 367 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 685 som
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,000 som
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,160 som
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,880 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,654 som
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 65 som
Monthly ticket public transport 1,113 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 372 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 756 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 868 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 327 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 166 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 126 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 118 som
Tube of toothpaste 133 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 348 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,950 som
2 tickets to the movies 400 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,000 som
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,905 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 356 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 169 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 84 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,280 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 124 som

Map of Cost of Living in Kyrgyzstan


This map shows only the top cities in Kyrgyzstan. 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.

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