Cost of Living in Taraz

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$432
$1288
🛋️ Without rent
$240
$824
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$193
$463
🍽️ Food
$156
$420
🚐 Transport
$22
$60.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$146
😀 Quality of life
31
🏙️ Population
358K

The average cost of living in Taraz is $432, which is in the top 7% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8658th out of 9294 in our global list and 12th out of 29 in Kazakhstan.

The median after-tax salary is $146, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 8406th (TOP 90%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 23rd best city to live in Kazakhstan. With an estimated population of 358K, Taraz is the 7th largest city in Kazakhstan.

Why living in Taraz costs 3 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Taraz for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Taraz Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 29 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 6740 Taraz State University
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Prices in Taraz

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
 Cappuccino
$1.29
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$187
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$415
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.38
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$525
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$373
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.62
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$9.57
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.86
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$54.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$115
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11886

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