Almaty vs Manama - Cost of Living Comparison

Almaty Manama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$775
$1277
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1767
$2767
🏠 One person rent
$434
$777
🏘️ Family rent
$722
$1224
🍽️ Food expenses
$221
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.8
$54.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$534
$2094
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
50
44
😀 Quality of life
64
71
🏙️ Population
1.92M
157K

The cost of living in Almaty is 39% less expensive than in Manama. Cities ranked 6284th and 3961st ($775 vs $1277) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Kazakhstan and Bahrain, respectively. Check Kazakhstan vs Bahrain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Almaty compared to 1.6 months in Manama. Almaty ranked 2nd best city to live in Kazakhstan vs Manama ranked 1st in Bahrain, while ranked 4680th and 2230th among best cities to live in the world.

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Almaty Manama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.39
$6.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.7
$48
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$8.06
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$5.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.78
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$521
$808
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$361
$587
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$967
$1305
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$587
$946
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.2
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.3
$171
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.4
$35.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.21%
5.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1594
$1541
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1085
$1298
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.7
$33.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.12
$21.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.43
$0.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
$1.64
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
$1.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.48
$2.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.56
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$6.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$7.46
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.55
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$2.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.68
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.7
$2.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.21
$5.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.54
$5.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.96
$5.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$3.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.98
$3.43
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.9
$65.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$9.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$39.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$4.83
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.2
$48.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.9
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$194
$398
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5538
$8626

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Distance City Cost of living
23 km or 14 mi Kaskelen
$478
68 km or 42 mi Cholpon-Ata
$437
72 km or 45 mi Kapchagay
$478
139 km or 86 mi Tokmok
$382
171 km or 107 mi Kant
$436
194 km or 121 mi Bishkek
$535
215 km or 134 mi Naryn
$436
229 km or 142 mi Taldiqorgan
$522
357 km or 222 mi Toktogul
$414
360 km or 224 mi Aksu
$670
363 km or 226 mi Yining
$662
389 km or 242 mi Talas
$436
398 km or 247 mi Artux
$648
413 km or 256 mi Jalal-Abad
$415
427 km or 265 mi Balkhash
$466
429 km or 267 mi Kashgar
$663
451 km or 280 mi Taraz
$453
452 km or 281 mi Bole
$647
455 km or 283 mi Osh
$392
471 km or 293 mi Andijan
$571
472 km or 293 mi Aral
$640
499 km or 310 mi Namangan
$418
529 km or 329 mi Margilan
$428
530 km or 329 mi Fergana
$349
605 km or 376 mi Shymkent
$541
631 km or 392 mi Konibodom
$538
633 km or 393 mi Chirchiq
$501
633 km or 393 mi Tacheng
$640
637 km or 396 mi Wusu
$651
655 km or 407 mi Kuytun
$642
664 km or 413 mi Tashkent
$701
670 km or 417 mi Istiklol
$536
679 km or 422 mi Kentau
$500
683 km or 424 mi Ghafurov
$539
684 km or 425 mi Karamay
$720
685 km or 425 mi Buston
$526
688 km or 427 mi Khujand
$625
701 km or 435 mi Turkistan
$470
731 km or 454 mi Hotan
$652
742 km or 461 mi Shihezi
$816

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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.7 mi Isa Town
$1277
10 km or 6.2 mi Riffa
$1245
44 km or 27 mi Dhahran
$952
54 km or 33 mi Dammam
$987
98 km or 61 mi Qatif
$880
110 km or 68 mi Al Khor
$1797
126 km or 78 mi Al-Mubarraz
$705
126 km or 78 mi Jubail
$907
139 km or 87 mi Doha
$1964
307 km or 191 mi Bushehr
$785
345 km or 214 mi Borazjan
$686
376 km or 233 mi Al Wafrah
$960
388 km or 241 mi Jahrom
$688
392 km or 244 mi Kazerun
$687
421 km or 262 mi Madinat Zayed
$1261
424 km or 263 mi Shiraz
$947
426 km or 265 mi Riyadh
$1278
427 km or 265 mi Abu Dhabi
$1967
428 km or 266 mi Fasa
$968
435 km or 270 mi Kuwait City
$1384
461 km or 287 mi Marvdasht
$690
467 km or 290 mi Al-Faw
$543
485 km or 301 mi Dubai
$1924
488 km or 303 mi Behbahan
$686
491 km or 305 mi Sharjah
$1343
498 km or 309 mi Umm Qasr
$555
498 km or 310 mi Ajman
$1129
501 km or 312 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$688
503 km or 312 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1020
504 km or 313 mi Yasuj
$650
510 km or 317 mi Abadan
$634
524 km or 326 mi Khorramshahr
$687
543 km or 337 mi Az Zubayr
$553
547 km or 340 mi Basra
$815
555 km or 345 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1362
565 km or 351 mi Al Ain
$1449
573 km or 356 mi Bandar Abbas
$707
589 km or 366 mi Fujairah
$1096
597 km or 371 mi Ahvaz
$542
617 km or 383 mi Sirjan
$693