Cost of Living in Almaty

Summary about cost of living in Almaty, Kazakhstan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 ₸ 1,200.00-3,023.24
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10,000.00 ₸ 8,000.00-20,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,800.00 ₸ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 ₸ 250.00-600.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 700.00 ₸ 400.00-1,200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 747.73 ₸ 350.00-1,200.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 186.36 ₸ 150.00-250.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 132.29 ₸ 100.00-200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,348.33 ₸ 1,135.62-1,703.44
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 129.10 ₸ 72.57-226.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 198.43 ₸ 113.40-317.52
Eggs (regular) (12) 473.75 ₸ 300.00-720.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,372.32 ₸ 635.03-2,257.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 632.75 ₸ 362.87-907.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,250.78 ₸ 997.90-1,723.65
Apples (1 lb) 236.90 ₸ 136.08-362.87
Banana (1 lb) 249.08 ₸ 181.44-453.59
Oranges (1 lb) 324.71 ₸ 181.44-444.52
Tomato (1 lb) 228.73 ₸ 113.40-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 77.25 ₸ 45.36-113.40
Onion (1 lb) 64.73 ₸ 29.48-99.79
Lettuce (1 head) 492.69 ₸ 200.00-1,210.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 198.55 ₸ 150.00-250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,500.00 ₸ 1,800.00-3,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 251.76 ₸ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 592.67 ₸ 300.00-1,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 500.00 ₸ 400.00-600.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 ₸ 80.00-150.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,100.00 ₸ 3,520.00-7,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 500.00 ₸ 400.00-700.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 257.50 ₸ 160.93-643.74
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,200.00 ₸ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 653.71 ₸ 575.38-757.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,750,000.00 ₸ 5,650,000.00-8,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,569,322.09 ₸ 8,000,000.00-9,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,068.04 ₸ 17,000.00-34,772.73
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 12.73 ₸ 7.00-18.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,781.43 ₸ 3,700.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,931.84 ₸ 12,000.00-25,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,666.67 ₸ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,700.00 ₸ 1,200.00-2,300.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 78,913.04 ₸ 50,000.00-110,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,371,818.18 ₸ 1,200,000.00-5,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 26,241.38 ₸ 10,000.00-43,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 16,478.26 ₸ 10,000.00-25,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 34,714.29 ₸ 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 37,115.38 ₸ 24,000.00-50,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 141,724.14 ₸ 115,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 93,653.85 ₸ 70,000.00-120,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 272,857.14 ₸ 180,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 168,461.54 ₸ 130,000.00-250,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 48,704.20 ₸ 41,806.02-55,741.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 29,250.28 ₸ 26,012.63-36,231.88
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 183,000.52 ₸
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.00 7.00-25.00

Prices in Almaty

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Last update: February 2021
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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 15, 2020:
As for mention there's a pretty comfortable taxation "The corporate tax in Kazakhstan is set at 20%. VAT in Kazakhstan is 12%." source: http://www.confiduss.com/en/jurisdictions/kazakhstan/economy/
Almaty citizen on Apr 10, 2020:
Here some more info for those who might need it:
Appartment prices:
1bed studio - 80.000 kzt outside city center, 100-120 inside
1bed app - 70-100 outside, 120-150 inside(decent ones)
2bed - 150-200k kzt
3 bed 180-300

Morgage not 14% or 18% or anything higher 10%. Nobody actually buys an appartment at such ridiculous rates. Lots of them just put it into deposit accout for couple years to gather 30% of sum and get a loan for 7-30 years with fixeв rate at 4-7%. The state owned bank that provides such finance is called "ЖССБ".

Cars are expensive. Especially if you consider low salaries.

Salaries here varies from 50k kzt to several millions of kzt. It all depends on skills and the experience one has. As well as the knowledge of languages etc. Amongst educated and skilled workers 150-300k is average. Amongst non skilled labor workers its around 80-120k kzt. Those who has foreign education with good english and skills can easily get 250-300k kzt. Some get even more 500-800k kzt. But these jobs for only educated and skilled workers. These are only in Almaty and Astana or some oil ruch regions like Atyrau.

Beer 200-300 kzt(local)/ imported 400-1000kzt
cigarettes 350-700 kzt
meat 1500-2000kzt
bread 100-150 kzt
milk 250-400 kzt
Coca cola 220 kzt 1L
gasoline 155 kzt for 92 and 180kzt for 95

Restaraunts
expensive ones - 3000-10000 kzt for a meal
mid 2000-3500kzt
cheap(but good ones) - 700-1500(but these considered as more of a canteen catually, but with good interiors and servcies)

taxi very cheap anywhere in the city no more than 1000kzt.
airport to city center 1500 kzt max(3.5$)
Qais on Sep 23, 2019:
please,I need accurate information about the rent in Almay.
cost of on studio ,dose the studio contain bedroom and dinning room and kitchen and toilet?
..
looking forwared for your help.
thanks in advance
Kumud on May 27, 2019:
What is the rice and wheat flour price in almaty.
Вася Васильев on Mar 15, 2019:
Bus driver salary from 80 000 kzt. 28 years are required to work ,repair itself. On the munibus marshroute 200 000 kzt are not required to work.
Вася Васильев on Mar 15, 2019:
Cigarettes prima 160 tenge pack.piece 25 tenge.
Minimum wage 42 500 kzt IRL = 40 000 kzt.
Rent an apartment in Shanyrak - (temporary) 25 000 kzt+communal.
Food-dining Kaganate from 200 kzt.
Travel to Shanyrak after 20 00 hitchhiking =100 kzt \5 km.
Compensation for the demolition of the mansion 10x10 m (market price) 7 000 000 kzt.
Rice (Bakanas) -80 kzt\kg.
Internet day 8 Mbps, night 50 Mbps.In the evening there is no YouTube.Roskomnadzor shows everything.
paul on Mar 12, 2019:
I have lived in Almaty for 8 years and the costs provided are pretty close to reality. My rent for a 1 room apartment right in the city center is 140,000Tenge p/month and that includes all utilities and wifi. Food in the local supermarkets and bazaar is very cheap. I live comfortably on less than US1,000 per month. Local people often make do on a lot less because salaries are low here.
Anon on Feb 17, 2019:
why do you compare us with New York?! I am with Almaty and it is very convenient for me to live here. We have cheaper costs than you wrote. Almaty is a very beautiful city that has been developed for a long time. We have many Shopping centers, markets and many entertainment. very well. But don `t know why you let us down here
Alina on Nov 26, 2018:
I live in Almaty and can confirm that the prices are very close to reality. Except for 1 bedroom rent - for this money you'll probably rent just a studio (one room, no separate bedroom). As per taxi for 1.4-4 dollars you can get everywhere inside of the city limits.
alex on Nov 23, 2018:
Hey could I live comfortably there with 1000 usd per month?
assem on Nov 19, 2017:
i am egyptian in my late 50s and thinking to move to almaty Kazkhstan (place of my wife
) after i stay in almaty couple of months and i see your comparison i lost my trust in the data you offer .
almaty coming expensive than cairo ????????
from where you are getting this numbers ???? i do lost my trust in here