Cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Almaty

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 714,915 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 340,667 KZT
  • Cost of living in Almaty is cheaper than in 68% of cities in Asia (13 out of 19)
  • Cost of living in Almaty is cheaper than in 94% of cities in the World (224 out of 239)

List of prices in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,615 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,747 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 829 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 357 KZT
12 eggs, large 466 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 821 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,349 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 560 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 205 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 283 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,815 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 473 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 126 KZT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 272,029 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 153,258 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 21,414 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 207,469 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 110,964 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 15,610 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,113 KZT
40” flat screen tv 110,882 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 37,390 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,600 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,484 KZT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 26,343 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,826 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 42,437 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 39,906 KZT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,713,870 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 165 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,715 KZT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,900 KZT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,218 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,071 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 4,924 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 984 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 815 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 944 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 437 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 447 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,667 KZT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,170 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,443 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 23,234 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 16,032 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,897 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,083 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 975 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 208,595 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 18 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 18,009 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 430 KZT
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 366 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: July 08, 2020

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Almaty position in our World Ranking

the world
224th
out of 239
asia
13th
out of 19

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