Cost of Living in Bishkek

Summary of cost of living in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 сом 300.00-700.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,000.00 сом 1,300.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 487.00 сом 400.00-500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 100.00 сом 70.00-180.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 160.00 сом 100.00-300.00
Cappuccino (regular) 175.45 сом 80.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 54.91 сом 40.00-88.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 27.74 сом 20.00-40.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 277.82 сом 223.34-359.61
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 36.33 сом 22.68-67.13
Rice (white), (1 lb) 60.85 сом 31.75-90.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 146.97 сом 94.80-168.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 344.44 сом 226.80-680.39
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 202.21 сом 145.15-249.48
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 272.54 сом 208.65-317.52
Apples (1 lb) 36.27 сом 18.14-54.43
Banana (1 lb) 67.91 сом 45.36-104.33
Oranges (1 lb) 74.59 сом 54.43-104.33
Tomato (1 lb) 68.29 сом 27.22-117.93
Potato (1 lb) 18.77 сом 11.34-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 18.86 сом 11.34-29.03
Lettuce (1 head) 32.13 сом 20.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 36.04 сом 25.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 500.00 сом 300.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 83.06 сом 70.00-120.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 143.12 сом 90.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 120.00 сом 110.00-150.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 15.00 сом 12.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 сом 495.00-1,304.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 100.00 сом 70.00-150.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 сом 19.31-53.11
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 сом 200.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 250.62 сом 208.20-270.28
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,400,000.00 сом 3,300,000.00-3,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,597,500.00 сом 2,000,000.00-3,195,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,707.93 сом 1,416.67-5,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 722.22 сом 490.00-850.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,051.74 сом 890.00-1,300.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 3,433.29 сом 2,000.00-6,666.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,500.00 сом 800.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 350.00 сом 300.00-450.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 17,219.81 сом 10,000.00-26,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 515,874.44 сом 250,000.00-1,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,192.31 сом 1,500.00-5,700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,115.38 сом 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,458.33 сом 3,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 7,216.67 сом 3,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 41,042.41 сом 33,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 29,364.06 сом 20,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 75,520.95 сом 55,000.00-95,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 51,028.73 сом 40,000.00-70,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 8,976.17 сом 7,339.28-12,462.37
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,318.26 сом 3,901.90-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 28,882.35 сом
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.00 13.00-22.00

Prices in Bishkek

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Last update: February 2024
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7 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 07, 2023:
Hi this , will anyone tell me how much need foreigner to living monthly including rent for 2 adult person
Thanks alot for any advise
Regards
John on Jan 17, 2022:
How much would medical insurance cost in Kyrgyzstan if there is this such service available? Healthy female in early twenties.
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2021:
Hey Asad. To your question about cost of medical facilities in Bishkek:
Primary visit to doctor: ~5$
Average stomatological surgery per tooth: ~15$
X-ray screening: ~3$
MRI screening: ~30$
Appendicitis removal surgery: ~200$
Anonymous on Feb 13, 2021:
Anonymous, minimum cost of living for both is around 200 usd per month.
Lola on Jan 20, 2021:
Hey Anonymous, why don't you ask your wife on how much she would need?
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2021:
Hello everyone, I am sending my wife and son to kyrgstan, and I wanted to know how much I should be giving them to have a good life. They have a family home so no rent is required, just the cost of living for a 30 years old mother and a 1 year old baby boy thank you in advance
Asad on Mar 05, 2020:
What is the general cost of Medical facilities? And the cost of domestic workers?