Cost of living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Summary of cost of living in Bishkek

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 121,404 som
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 60,818 som
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Bishkek
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 346 som
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 222 som
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 138 som
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 55 som
12 eggs, large 122 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 114 som
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 242 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 80 som
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 30 som
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 70 som
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 434 som
2 liters of coca-cola 72 som
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 34 som
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 50,442 som
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 30,403 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,438 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 28,813 som
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 16,149 som
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,832 som
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,070 som
40” flat screen tv 27,739 som
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,934 som
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 500 som
Hourly rate for cleaning help 344 som
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,515 som
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,821 som
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 7,021 som
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,803 som
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 965,267 som
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 48 som
Monthly ticket public transport 677 som
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 190 som
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 259 som
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 688 som
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,174 som
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 212 som
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 192 som
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 235 som
4 rolls of toilet paper 80 som
Tube of toothpaste 97 som
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 275 som
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,343 som
2 tickets to the movies 565 som
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,068 som
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,324 som
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 241 som
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 175 som
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 136 som
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 27,252 som
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.96 som
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,207 som
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 90 som
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 36 prices entered by 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2022

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