Bhutan vs Kyrgyzstan - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Kyrgyzstan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$441
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$1208
🏠 One person rent
$217
$196
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$355
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$177
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$19.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$248
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$1176
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
7.18
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
27
🌐 English speaking %
75%
2%
🎓 Higher education
1
28
😀 Quality of life
35
41
🏙️ Population
808K
6.2M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 13% more expensive than in Kyrgyzstan ($441). Bhutan ranked 181st vs 186th for Kyrgyzstan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 0.6 months in Kyrgyzstan. Ranked 140th and 125th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Kyrgyzstan

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Kyrgyzstan as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 9 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.

Bhutan Kyrgyzstan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$3.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$3.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$1.53
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$247
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$140
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$278
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$21.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$32.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$13.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
16.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$791
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$677
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$6.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$2.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.37
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$6.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$4.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$6.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$0.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.36
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$0.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$5.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$0.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$30.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$3.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$2.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$28.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$60.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$122
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$14970

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Cities Comparison in Bhutan vs Kyrgyzstan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
104K
Paro
$492
11.4K

In Kyrgyzstan

City Cost of living Population
Bishkek
$466
1.05M
Osh
$399
334K
Jalal-Abad
$396
89K
Tokmok
$373
53.2K
Naryn
$412
34.8K
Talas
$413
32.9K
Kant
$413
21.6K
Toktogul
$396
16.4K
Cholpon-Ata
$412
11.5K