Almaty vs Seongnam - Cost of Living Comparison

Almaty Seongnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$775
$1068
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1767
$2908
🏠 One person rent
$434
$488
🏘️ Family rent
$722
$938
🍽️ Food expenses
$221
$395
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.8
$84.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$534
$2976
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
50
98
😀 Quality of life
64
78
🏙️ Population
1.92M
921K

The cost of living in Almaty is 27% less expensive than in Seongnam. Cities ranked 6284th and 4597th ($775 vs $1068) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 11th in Kazakhstan and South Korea, respectively. Check Kazakhstan vs South Korea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Almaty compared to 2.8 months in Seongnam. Almaty ranked 2nd best city to live in Kazakhstan vs Seongnam ranked 3rd in South Korea, while ranked 4680th and 493rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Almaty vs Seongnam

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Almaty Seongnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.39
$5.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.7
$27.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$3.32
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$3.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.78
$1.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$521
$462
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$361
$387
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$967
$1026
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$587
$763
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.2
$67.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.3
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.4
$18.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.21%
3.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1594
$12084
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1085
$6419
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
$1.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.7
$47
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.12
$6.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.43
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
$2.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
$2.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.48
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.56
$8.78
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$8.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$19.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$6.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$3.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$2.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$4.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$3.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.68
$19.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.7
$2.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.21
$3.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.54
$6.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.96
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.98
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.9
$46.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$8.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$38.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.2
$72.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.9
$79.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$194
$544
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5538
$27782

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Cities near Almaty

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

Cities near Seongnam

Distance City Cost of living
3.1 km or 1.9 mi Siheung
$966
11 km or 7 mi Gwangju
$949
13 km or 8.1 mi Hanam
$925
13 km or 8.2 mi Gwacheon
$914
17 km or 11 mi Guri
$929
18 km or 11 mi Uiwang
$925
19 km or 12 mi Gunpo
$962
19 km or 12 mi Anyang
$1075
20 km or 13 mi Seoul
$1625
20 km or 13 mi Suwon
$1021
23 km or 14 mi Namyangju
$998
23 km or 14 mi Yongin
$1074
24 km or 15 mi Gwangmyeong
$954
31 km or 19 mi Ansan
$924
32 km or 20 mi Bucheon
$1151
32 km or 20 mi Icheon
$953
33 km or 21 mi Osan
$936
36 km or 22 mi Uijeongbu
$933
36 km or 22 mi Goyang
$1030
39 km or 24 mi Yangju
$932
42 km or 26 mi Hwaseong
$1016
43 km or 26 mi Gimpo
$966
43 km or 27 mi Incheon
$985
47 km or 29 mi Yeoju
$917
50 km or 31 mi Anseong
$932
50 km or 31 mi Pyeongtaek
$862
51 km or 32 mi Pocheon
$924
52 km or 32 mi Paju
$961
53 km or 33 mi Dongducheon
$939
70 km or 44 mi Wonju
$907
70 km or 44 mi Cheonan
$1021
71 km or 44 mi Chuncheon
$919
75 km or 47 mi Dangjin
$926
78 km or 49 mi Kaesong
$1466
88 km or 54 mi Chungju
$1046
94 km or 59 mi Cheongju
$867
95 km or 59 mi Seosan
$855
101 km or 63 mi Jecheon
$921
107 km or 66 mi Sejong
$950
109 km or 68 mi Gongju
$949