Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 722,359 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 335,876 KZT
  • Kazakhstan is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (11 out of 12)
  • Kazakhstan is the 4th cheapest country in the World (87 out of 90)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,240 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,582 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 761 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 319 KZT
12 eggs, large 447 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 831 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,428 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 445 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 162 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 307 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,490 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 405 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 151 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 254,272 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 162,836 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 22,937 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 172,670 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 109,024 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 10,000 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,621 KZT
40” flat screen tv 123,824 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 33,540 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,938 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,087 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 21,850 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 8,529 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 37,362 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 33,502 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,902,750 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 167 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,583 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,000 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,067 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,472 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,275 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,418 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,022 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 576 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 718 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,221 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,344 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,000 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 35,000 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,531 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,280 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 901 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 803 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 229,990 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 34,874 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 420 KZT

Map of Cost of Living in Kazakhstan

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This map shows only the top cities in Kazakhstan. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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.

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