Cost of Living in Almaty

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$629
$1493
🛋️ Without rent
$308
$959
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$321
$534
🍽️ Food
$198
$529
🚐 Transport
$39.6
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$479
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
1.92M

The average cost of living in Almaty is $629, which is in the top 22% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7291st out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 29 in Kazakhstan.

The median after-tax salary is $479, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 4524th (TOP 49%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Kazakhstan. With an estimated population of 1.92M, Almaty is the 1st largest city in Kazakhstan.

✈️ Closest airport 16 km Almaty International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 34.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 2157 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
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Prices in Almaty

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
 Cappuccino
$2.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$375
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$258
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$704
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$422
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$46.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.62
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1374
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$890
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.14
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.87
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.99
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.85
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$58.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$192
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5843

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