Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 386 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 189 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 133 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 45 som
12 eggs, large 98 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 82 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 176 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 65 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 535 som
2 liters of Coca-Cola 71 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 37 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 45,761 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 25,955 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,106 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 23,124 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 14,239 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,246 som
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,366 som
40” flat screen TV 23,830 som
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,607 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 570 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 348 som
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,232 som
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,500 som
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,149 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,225 som
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 992,453 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 44 som
Monthly ticket public transport 818 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 255 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,900 som
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,000 som
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 425 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 225 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 191 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 67 som
Tube of toothpaste 110 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 250 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,217 som
2 tickets to the movies 452 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 2,138 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 417 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 164 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 127 som
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 19,414 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 28 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,448 som
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 88 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.

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.

List of all cities available in Kyrgyzstan

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