Cost of living in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Shymkent

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 455,627 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 189,264 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,316 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,109 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 808 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 242 KZT
12 eggs, large 308 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 514 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,032 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 442 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 173 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 344 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,995 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 407 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 110 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 123,539 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 77,093 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 38,850 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 145,043 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 57,217 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 23,176 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,238 KZT
40” flat screen tv 154,711 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 30,008 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,469 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,585 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 10,756 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 10,472 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 21,644 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 31,116 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 3,676,670 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 160 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 4,449 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,707 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 900 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,286 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 550 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 446 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 450 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 263 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 325 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,767 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 2,750 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,271 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,000 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 7,500 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 825 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 735 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 425 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 14 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 9,000 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 350 KZT
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 66 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: March 04, 2021

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