Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 355 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 184 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 113 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 43 som
12 eggs, large 95 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 80 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 171 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 62 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 27 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 54 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 575 som
2 liters of Coca-Cola 68 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 34 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 46,250 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 26,667 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,267 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 23,667 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 13,750 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,167 som
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,470 som
40” flat screen TV 20,333 som
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 10,750 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 575 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 300 som
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,625 som
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,333 som
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,078 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,333 som
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,000,000 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 44 som
Monthly ticket public transport 757 som
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 150 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,000 som
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 250 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 185 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 192 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 73 som
Tube of toothpaste 125 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 300 som
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,125 som
2 tickets to the movies 442 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 2,175 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 375 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 100 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 120 som
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 19,750 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,625 som
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 87 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

Bishkek Jalal-Abad Kara-Balta
Karakol Osh Tokmok

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Bishkek costs 3.00 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Bishkek costs 31,500 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • 50ml deodorant, roll-on in Bishkek costs 120 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Bishkek costs 49 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Bishkek costs 1,400,000 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Bishkek costs 7,000 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Bishkek costs 6,800 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Bishkek costs 2,500 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Bishkek costs 3,500 som (about 6 hours ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Bishkek costs 500 som (about 6 hours ago)