Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 134,274 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 63,604 som
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 300 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 238 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 163 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 55 som
12 eggs, large 96 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 136 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 287 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 126 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 78 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 474 som
2 liters of coca-cola 77 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 27 som
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 52,206 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 29,296 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,297 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 22,555 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 15,000 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,215 som
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 852 som
40” flat screen tv 15,000 som
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,669 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 844 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 248 som
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,496 som
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,419 som
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,424 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 7,043 som
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,500,000 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 41 som
Monthly ticket public transport 1,008 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 255 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 450 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,352 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 269 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 188 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 221 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 60 som
Tube of toothpaste 71 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 247 som
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,437 som
2 tickets to the movies 631 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 6,726 som
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,494 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 461 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 175 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 130 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 23,902 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 6,691 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 88 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:
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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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