Prices in Almaty vs Moscow - Cost of Living Comparison

AlmatyMoscow
🚶 Cost of living One person
$600
$1006
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1460
$2473
🏠 One person rent
$279
$577
🏘️ Family rent
$469
$1049
🍽️ Food Expenses
$202
$246
🚐 Transport Expenses
$43
$89.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$431
$976
🏙️ Population
1.81M
12.5M

The cost of living in Almaty is 40% less expensive than in Moscow. Cities ranked 6893rd and 5381st ($600 vs $1006) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in Kazakhstan and Russia, respectively. Check Kazakhstan vs Russia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Almaty compared to 1 months in Moscow. Almaty ranked 2nd best city to live in Kazakhstan vs Moscow ranked 1st in Russia, while ranked 2272nd and 707th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Almaty vs Moscow

AlmatyMoscow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.53
$6.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.2
$33.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.32
$3.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.79
$3.18
☕ Cappuccino
$2.26
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$354
$773
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$206
$435
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$604
$1452
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$358
$809
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.1
$68.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$50.5
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.7
$6.24
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.97%
9.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1220
$5252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$768
$2494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.7
$30.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.4
$4.56
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.4
$0.65
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.29
$0.57
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.1
$1.33
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.92
$8.98
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.77
$4.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.29
$7.71
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.44
$0.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.96
$8.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.64
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.09
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.33
$6.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.3
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.08
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.9
$50.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.8
$5.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.9
$21.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.13
$8.72
👖 Brand Jeans
$61
$87.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$96.8
$90
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$166
$536
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5739
$10805

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$421
68 km or 42 miCholpon-Ata
$403
72 km or 45 miKapchagay
$422
139 km or 86 miTokmok
$404
171 km or 107 miKant
$402
194 km or 121 miBishkek
$455
215 km or 134 miNaryn
$403
229 km or 142 miTaldiqorgan
$447
357 km or 222 miToktogul
$404
360 km or 224 miAksu
$577
363 km or 226 miYining
$592
389 km or 242 miTalas
$374
398 km or 247 miArtux
$578
413 km or 256 miJalal-Abad
$411
427 km or 265 miBalkhash
$420
429 km or 267 miKashgar
$557
451 km or 280 miTaraz
$377
452 km or 281 miBole
$577
455 km or 283 miOsh
$362
471 km or 293 miAndijan
$378
472 km or 293 miAral
$572
499 km or 310 miNamangan
$487
529 km or 329 miMargilan
$372
530 km or 329 miFergana
$379
605 km or 376 miShymkent
$426
631 km or 392 miKonibodom
$351
633 km or 393 miChirchiq
$392
633 km or 393 miTacheng
$571
637 km or 396 miWusu
$582
655 km or 407 miKuytun
$570
664 km or 413 miTashkent
$476
670 km or 417 miIstiklol
$350
679 km or 422 miKentau
$410
683 km or 424 miGhafurov
$351
684 km or 425 miKaramay
$629
685 km or 425 miBuston
$409
688 km or 427 miKhujand
$336
701 km or 435 miTurkistan
$339
731 km or 454 miHotan
$581
742 km or 461 miShihezi
$587

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DistanceCityCost of living
18 km or 11 miKhimki
$768
19 km or 12 miKrasnogorsk
$513
19 km or 12 miLyubertsy
$588
19 km or 12 miMytishchi
$698
21 km or 13 miBalashikha
$714
22 km or 14 miKorolyov
$639
37 km or 23 miPodolsk
$624
52 km or 32 miElektrostal
$511
96 km or 60 miObninsk
$540
161 km or 100 miKaluga
$535
161 km or 100 miTver
$481
173 km or 107 miTula
$524
179 km or 111 miVladimir
$536
184 km or 114 miRyazan
$516
248 km or 154 miYaroslavl
$492
250 km or 155 miIvanovo
$471
266 km or 165 miRybinsk
$431
301 km or 187 miKostroma
$418
326 km or 202 miOryol
$488
349 km or 217 miBryansk
$540
366 km or 228 miDzerzhinsk
$392
369 km or 229 miSmolensk
$542
372 km or 231 miLipetsk
$424
376 km or 234 miCherepovets
$431
402 km or 250 miNizhny Novgorod
$595
408 km or 254 miVologda
$450
419 km or 260 miTambov
$450
457 km or 284 miKursk
$433
466 km or 290 miVoronezh
$496
474 km or 294 miVitebsk
$374
491 km or 305 miVeliky Novgorod
$482
495 km or 308 miStarooskolsky
$520
496 km or 308 miStary Oskol
$427
509 km or 316 miMogilev
$472
513 km or 319 miSaransk
$413
555 km or 345 miPenza
$448
568 km or 353 miGomel
$341
571 km or 355 miSumy
$419
577 km or 359 miBelgorod
$544
601 km or 373 miCheboksary
$413