Afghanistan vs Kazakhstan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Kazakhstan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$716
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$1830
🏠 One person rent
$256
$337
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$636
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$260
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$506
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$11492
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.4
❤️ Life expectancy
62
70.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
39
🌐 English speaking %
6%
15.4%
🎓 Higher education
24
51
😀 Quality of life
9
46
🏙️ Population
37.5M
19M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 29% less expensive than in Kazakhstan ($716). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 130th for Kazakhstan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.7 months in Kazakhstan. Ranked 193rd and 95th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Kazakhstan

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Kazakhstan as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 29 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Kazakhstan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$8.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$33.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$5.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$1.34
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$2.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$0.82
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$394
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$750
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$524
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$35.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$54.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
15.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$1274
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$923
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$0.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$13.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$5.71
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$0.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$8.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$4.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$7.72
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$1.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$2.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$1.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$7.23
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$1.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$5.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$39.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$5.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$5.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$74.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$205
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$9186

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Kazakhstan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Kazakhstan

City Cost of living Population
Almaty
$1045
1.92M
Nur-Sultan
$787
1.08M
Shymkent
$646
1.19M
Oskemen
$547
333K
Atyrau
$596
295K
Semey
$634
350K
Pavlodar
$623
361K
Karaganda
$537
498K
Aktobe
$554
388K
Oral
$522
236K
Petropavl
$590
222K
Kyzylorda
$637
242K
Taraz
$474
358K
Ekibastuz
$649
160K
Aktau
$621
183K
Temirtau
$607
185K
Kokshetau
$641
139K
Kostanay
$727
217K
Turkistan
$576
165K
Zhanaozen
$616
113K
Jezkazgan
$569
86.2K
Kaskelen
$923
58.4K
Kapchagay
$867
61.8K
Kulsary
$596
53.7K
Aksu
$613
69.4K
Balkhash
$633
78K
Satbayev
$588
61.9K
Taldiqorgan
$592
130K
Kentau
$561
81.5K