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Cost of Living in Almaty

Summary about cost of living in Almaty:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,000.00 ₸ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 9,000.00 ₸ 7,000.00-10,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,500.00 ₸ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 ₸ 200.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 ₸ 380.00-800.00
Cappuccino (regular) 706.47 ₸ 600.00-800.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 171.00 ₸ 125.00-300.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 112.00 ₸ 90.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,148.04 ₸ 832.79-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 86.30 ₸ 72.57-108.86
Rice (white), (1 lb) 117.18 ₸ 90.72-158.76
Eggs (regular) (12) 379.28 ₸ 300.00-480.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 804.37 ₸ 544.31-1,270.06
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 512.18 ₸ 408.23-680.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 891.91 ₸ 771.11-1,020.58
Apples (1 lb) 174.39 ₸ 136.08-249.48
Banana (1 lb) 252.31 ₸ 181.44-362.87
Oranges (1 lb) 305.23 ₸ 226.80-362.87
Tomato (1 lb) 241.23 ₸ 158.76-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 70.13 ₸ 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 54.26 ₸ 40.82-77.11
Lettuce (1 head) 283.33 ₸ 150.00-500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 172.14 ₸ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,900.00 ₸ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 207.69 ₸ 150.00-300.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 420.83 ₸ 300.00-700.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 375.00 ₸ 350.00-400.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 80.00 ₸ 80.00-150.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,200.00 ₸ 5,000.00-7,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 400.00 ₸ 300.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 160.93 ₸ 160.93-321.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 ₸ 600.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 622.65 ₸ 594.31-700.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,000,000.00 ₸ 5,500,000.00-6,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,581,428.57 ₸ 5,830,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,813.76 ₸ 17,000.00-36,428.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 11.48 ₸ 8.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,007.88 ₸ 3,000.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,885.75 ₸ 12,000.00-30,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,551.50 ₸ 3,000.00-6,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,500.00 ₸ 1,200.00-1,700.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 64,581.92 ₸ 35,000.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,573,809.47 ₸ 700,000.00-2,640,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 15,019.18 ₸ 7,000.00-25,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 13,142.86 ₸ 10,000.00-18,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 27,333.33 ₸ 20,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 34,404.41 ₸ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 118,329.52 ₸ 95,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 76,000.00 ₸ 60,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 255,791.67 ₸ 150,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 139,500.00 ₸ 100,000.00-200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 40,435.11 ₸ 32,515.79-46,451.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 25,321.26 ₸ 21,739.13-27,870.68
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 141,225.03 ₸
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.85 14.00-25.00

Prices in Almaty

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Last update: December 2018
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6 Comments so far

#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
#Anonymous on Mar 06, 2016 :
You are doing people a dis-service by calling the apartments 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom, etc. They are sold or rented as 1 ROOM and 2 ROOM apartments not including the vanity/toilet and kitchen. What you do with each room is up to you, but expect the 1 ROOM apartment to serve as bedroom, living room and dining room.

Also, would you please put all measurements in metric as that is how they do it in Kazakhstan.
#Mostafa on Jan 28, 2016 :
Hello guys !
How is the rent I Almaty city is it high or low compared to UAE , Dubai
#Super Hero on Apr 06, 2015 :
Taxi 1 km (Normal tariff) is around 100 KZT, not 200 KZT. Only expensive taxis charge 200 KZT per km.

Prices of fruits and vegetables are extremely dependant on season - the most expensive in winter and spring.