Kazakhstan vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Kazakhstan Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$725
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1854
$1669
🏠 One person rent
$340
$310
🏘️ Family rent
$642
$594
🍽️ Food expenses
$266
$220
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.4
$51
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$513
$632
💸 GDP per capita
$11492
$15271
😃 Human freedom index
6.4
5.81
❤️ Life expectancy
70.2
69.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
26
🌐 English speaking %
15.4%
3.5%
🎓 Higher education
51
85
😀 Quality of life
46
44
🏙️ Population
19M
147M

The average cost of living in Kazakhstan ($725) is 11% more expensive than in Russia ($652). Kazakhstan ranked 130th vs 143rd for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Kazakhstan compared to 1 months in Russia. Ranked 95th and 107th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Kazakhstan vs Russia

We calculate prices for Kazakhstan and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 29 and 122 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.

Kazakhstan Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.65
$6.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.2
$27.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.89
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.34
$1.94
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$1.92
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.83
$0.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$398
$358
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$266
$226
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$756
$737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$530
$450
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.4
$52.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$80.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$12.5
$5.94
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.4%
11.54%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1296
$2325
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$931
$1510
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.9
$20.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.72
$5.49
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.47
$0.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.45
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.5
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.91
$8.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.62
$3.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.81
$7.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$2.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.59
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
$1.36
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.14
$6.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.91
$0.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.66
$2.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.51
$5.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
$2.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.15
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28
$1.34
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.2
$29.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.06
$4.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.9
$17.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.7
$5.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$77
$63.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$109
$80.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$211
$262
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9126
$6135

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Kazakhstan

City Cost of living Population
Almaty
$1051
1.92M
Nur-Sultan
$814
1.08M
Shymkent
$651
1.19M
Oskemen
$551
333K
Atyrau
$601
295K
Semey
$637
350K
Pavlodar
$628
361K
Karaganda
$550
498K
Aktobe
$559
388K
Oral
$526
236K
Petropavl
$605
222K
Kyzylorda
$640
242K
Taraz
$479
358K
Ekibastuz
$669
160K
Aktau
$627
183K
Temirtau
$628
185K
Kokshetau
$660
139K
Kostanay
$734
217K
Turkistan
$582
165K
Zhanaozen
$622
113K
Jezkazgan
$579
86.2K
Kaskelen
$935
58.4K
Kapchagay
$878
61.8K
Kulsary
$604
53.7K
Aksu
$620
69.4K
Balkhash
$641
78K
Satbayev
$598
61.9K
Taldiqorgan
$593
130K
Kentau
$564
81.5K

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1021
12.5M
Saint Petersburg
$811
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$676
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$657
1.63M
Nizhny Novgorod
$596
1.25M
Kazan
$646
1.24M
Rostov-on-Don
$601
1.14M
Ufa
$547
1.12M
Chelyabinsk
$467
1.2M
Samara
$623
1.17M
Krasnoyarsk
$634
1.08M
Voronezh
$420
1.05M
Krasnodar
$553
949K
Omsk
$402
1.17M
Perm
$537
1.05M
Tyumen
$636
745K
Volgograd
$505
1M
Saratov
$513
845K
Sevastopol
$628
522K
Surgut
$614
396K
Vladivostok
$765
597K
Kemerovo
$487
559K
Khabarovsk
$623
616K
Balashikha
$645
468K
Irkutsk
$607
624K
Izhevsk
$567
646K
Naberezhnye Chelny
$501
534K
Yaroslavl
$496
601K
Orenburg
$494
565K
Yakutsk
$696
312K