Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 158,549 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 84,612 som
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 541 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 276 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 194 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 86 som
12 eggs, large 149 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 61 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 321 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 59 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 35 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 96 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 563 som
2 liters of coca-cola 119 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 34 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 77,730 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 38,886 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 48,317 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 38,950 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 805 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.) 251 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 468 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) 3,000 som
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 11,000 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 8,000 som
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 67 som
Monthly ticket public transport 987 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 400 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 700 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 700 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 240 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 250 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 133 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 71 som
Tube of toothpaste 200 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 346 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,190 som
2 tickets to the movies 319 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 som
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,840 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 300 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 189 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 120 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,441 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 212 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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