Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 828,302 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 429,422 KZT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,971 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,013 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 715 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 323 KZT
12 eggs, large 706 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 666 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,316 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 549 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 208 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 279 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,887 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 529 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 174 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 324,008 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 230,844 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 23,642 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 213,130 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 142,479 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 56,802 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,956 KZT
40” flat screen tv 164,056 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 49,446 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,976 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,927 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 20,125 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 20,067 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 23,085 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 32,005 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 8,970,840 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 186 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 7,355 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 553 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,613 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,691 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,200 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 904 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 731 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 470 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 260 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,351 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,884 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 3,067 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 14,000 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 19,826 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,999 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,198 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,258 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 322,433 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 12 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,248 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 588 KZT

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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:
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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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Kazakhstan

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Almaty 57
2nd Astana 55
3rd Karaganda 36

Price 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.

Prices recently added

  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Dzhezkazgan costs 333 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Dzhezkazgan costs 958 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Dzhezkazgan costs 332 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Dzhezkazgan costs 222 KZT (2 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Dzhezkazgan costs 33,333 KZT (2 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Dzhezkazgan costs 120,000 KZT (2 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Dzhezkazgan costs 200,000 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Dzhezkazgan costs 211 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Dzhezkazgan costs 222 KZT (2 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Dzhezkazgan costs 442 KZT (2 days ago)

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