Cost of living in Kazakhstan

Summary of cost of living in Kazakhstan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 692,377 KZT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 309,678 KZT
  • Kazakhstan is the 2nd cheapest country in Asia (11 out of 12)
  • Kazakhstan is the 4th cheapest country in the World (74 out of 77)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,511 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,759 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 798 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 337 KZT
12 eggs, large 468 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 668 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,369 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 577 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 184 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 284 KZT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,643 KZT
2 liters of coca-cola 438 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 131 KZT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 220,223 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 143,216 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 19,353 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 161,969 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 102,558 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 14,496 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,346 KZT
40” flat screen tv 110,533 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 37,871 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,170 KZT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,318 KZT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 20,771 KZT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 14,408 KZT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 34,499 KZT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 33,821 KZT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,651,570 KZT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 169 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,932 KZT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,395 KZT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,766 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 5,232 KZT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,230 KZT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 940 KZT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 942 KZT
4 rolls of toilet paper 360 KZT
Tube of toothpaste 625 KZT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,470 KZT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,173 KZT
2 tickets to the movies 2,632 KZT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 13,556 KZT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 14,820 KZT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,020 KZT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 897 KZT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 774 KZT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 225,566 KZT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 63 KZT
1 month of gym membership in business district 22,674 KZT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 498 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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Kazakhstan

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Almaty 61
2nd Astana 60
3rd Kyzylorda 41

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.

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Prices recently added

  • 2 rolls of toilet paper in Shymkent costs 220 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 12 doses box of antibiotics in Shymkent costs 1,425 KZT (3 days ago)
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Shymkent costs 43,000 KZT (3 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Shymkent costs 1,500 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Shymkent costs 120,000 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Shymkent costs 185 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Shymkent costs 250 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Shymkent costs 550 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Shymkent costs 410 KZT (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Shymkent costs 160 KZT (3 days ago)