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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 ₸ 1,500.00-3,000.00
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 ₸ 200.00-600.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 500.00 ₸ 380.00-800.00
Cappuccino (regular) 707.86 ₸ 600.00-800.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 174.12 ₸ 120.00-350.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 112.78 ₸ 90.00-200.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,149.95 ₸ 832.79-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 88.26 ₸ 72.57-120.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 113.40 ₸ 81.65-158.76
Eggs (regular) (12) 378.16 ₸ 300.00-480.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 758.15 ₸ 544.31-1,133.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 497.06 ₸ 317.52-589.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 900.99 ₸ 771.11-1,020.58
Apples (1 lb) 169.03 ₸ 136.08-249.48
Banana (1 lb) 244.75 ₸ 181.44-362.87
Oranges (1 lb) 304.11 ₸ 226.80-362.87
Tomato (1 lb) 232.98 ₸ 158.76-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 69.22 ₸ 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 52.16 ₸ 40.37-68.04
Lettuce (1 head) 283.33 ₸ 150.00-500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 165.33 ₸ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,900.00 ₸ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 206.15 ₸ 150.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 404.55 ₸ 300.00-600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 360.00 ₸ 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) 300.00 ₸ 300.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 160.93 ₸ 160.93-241.40
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 900.00 ₸ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 622.70 ₸ 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) 6,580,714.29 ₸ 5,830,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 24,909.31 ₸ 17,000.00-36,722.83
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 11.16 ₸ 7.00-15.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,974.04 ₸ 2,000.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17,007.00 ₸ 12,000.00-30,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,667.37 ₸ 3,000.00-7,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,500.00 ₸ 1,200.00-1,800.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 68,437.98 ₸ 35,000.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,623,508.93 ₸ 700,000.00-2,640,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16,600.00 ₸ 8,000.00-25,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 12,833.33 ₸ 9,990.00-20,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 26,809.52 ₸ 20,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 34,760.13 ₸ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 121,733.21 ₸ 98,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 78,478.26 ₸ 60,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 255,409.09 ₸ 150,000.00-400,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 140,526.32 ₸ 100,000.00-200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 40,313.37 ₸ 32,515.79-46,451.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 25,811.33 ₸ 23,206.99-29,728.73
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 146,175.62 ₸
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.82 15.00-25.00

Prices in Almaty

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Last update: October 2018
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4 Comments so far

#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.