Cost of living in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

List of prices in Shymkent
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,518 KZT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 1,251 KZT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 728 KZT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large 386 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 481 KZT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 442 KZT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 217 KZT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 432 KZT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 145 KZT
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 124,433 KZT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 78,037 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 36,229 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 145,000 KZT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 57,694 KZT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 23,103 KZT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,212 KZT
40” flat screen tv 154,711 KZT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 30,008 KZT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 160 KZT
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 2,731 KZT
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,286 KZT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 263 KZT
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 16 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 27, 2022

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