Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 537 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 207 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 218 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 57 som
12 eggs, large 97 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 75 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 326 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 65 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 55 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 519 som
2 liters of Coca-Cola 68 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 34,672 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 20,504 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,210 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 31,861 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 11,868 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 3,258 som
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,565 som
40” flat screen TV 22,761 som
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,987 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 385 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 200 som
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,833 som
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,194 som
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,910 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 9,282 som
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,161,000 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 39 som
Monthly ticket public transport 710 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 200 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 814 som
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 100 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 119 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 135 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 70 som
Tube of toothpaste 106 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 327 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,285 som
2 tickets to the movies 542 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 2,964 som
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,973 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 253 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 157 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 137 som
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.54 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,900 som
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 65 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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