Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 141,473 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 75,357 som
  • Kyrgyzstan is the 3rd cheapest country in Asia (14 out of 16)
  • Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan is cheaper than in 90% of countries in the World (85 out of 94)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 390 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 347 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 169 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 46 som
12 eggs, large 120 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 136 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 273 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 75 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 41 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 101 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 532 som
2 liters of coca-cola 80 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 28 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 55,542 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 40,100 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,267 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 90,000 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 50,000 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,000 som
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 671 som
40” flat screen tv 30,000 som
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,000 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 380 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 250 som
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,632 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) 6,681 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,165 som
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,100,000 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 44 som
Monthly ticket public transport 600 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,780 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,000 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 700 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 365 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 194 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 205 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 62 som
Tube of toothpaste 144 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 300 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,170 som
2 tickets to the movies 531 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 4,573 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 412 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 144 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 130 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 33,436 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 4,927 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 83 som

Map of Cost of Living in Kyrgyzstan


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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
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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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