Travel budget and cost of living in Kazakhstan how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: calculate your travel budget

Kazakhstan: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Kazakhstan for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 17 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.3 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 438* (157402 KZT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 40 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1135* (408408 KZT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 128 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 4.6 per person
  • $ 8.4 per person

Total budget:

$ 2796* (1006544 KZT)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Kazakhstan in 2019

Cost of living: Kazakhstan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kazakhstan in 2019 is 51% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Kazakhstan in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Kazakhstan by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Kazakhstan compared to the national average.

Cities /Kazakhstan View Details
Aktau 72% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Aktau
Almaty 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Almaty
Atyrau 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atyrau
Astana 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Astana
Taldykorgan 21% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Taldykorgan
Petropavl 26% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Petropavl

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Local prices in Kazakhstan by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kazakhstan

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kazakhstan costs 61% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.6/person
($ 4.2 to $ 8.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 14/person
($ 9.8 to $ 17)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.5/person
($ 4.2 to $ 5.6)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.8/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.5)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kazakhstan

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kazakhstan costs 50% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 28/night
($ 7.2 to $ 49)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 21/night
($ 14 to $ 28)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 27 to $ 146)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 198/night
($ 44 to $ 8107)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 421/night
($ 89 to $ 826)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 7.2 to $ 63)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 127
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 106/month
($ 39 to $ 328)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 170/month
($ 28 to $ 6155)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 39/month
($ 21 to $ 58)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Kazakhstan

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kazakhstan costs 62% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.2/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 0.7 to $ 1.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.3 to $ 7.9)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.5/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 4.2)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.3)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 1.7)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.5/kg
($ 4.8 to $ 7)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Kazakhstan

On average, the price of transport in Kazakhstan costs 56% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 21/month
($ 14 to $ 22)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 46/24hrs
($ 32 to $ 72)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Kazakhstan

On average, the cost of housing in Kazakhstan costs 64% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 64/month
($ 40 to $ 93)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 12/month
($ 8.4 to $ 14)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 314/month
($ 183 to $ 422)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 202/month
($ 141 to $ 281)

80% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 633/month
($ 366 to $ 983)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 374/month
($ 254 to $ 562)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 29 to $ 85)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 161/month
($ 85 to $ 239)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6053/yr
($ 2806 to $ 16829)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Kazakhstan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kazakhstan costs 47% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.2/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 5)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 17)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kazakhstan

On average, shopping budget in Kazakhstan costs 15% less than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.1/pack
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 22 to $ 85)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 40
($ 29 to $ 57)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 79
($ 52 to $ 113)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 98
($ 57 to $ 141)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

London → Astana
London → Astana
London → Astana
$ 604
(fair price: $ 519)

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About the information on the cost of living in Kazakhstan

The information about the cost of living in Kazakhstan shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Kazakhstan updated on 13-03-2019.

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