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:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 487* (200732 KZT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 3.1 per person
  • $ 4.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 1178* (485954 KZT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 82 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 22 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person

Total budget:

$ 2148* (886312 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 2021

Cost of living: Kazakhstan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kazakhstan in 2021 is 48% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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
Astana 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Astana
Aktau 3% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Aktau
Atyrau 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atyrau
Ekibastuz 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ekibastuz
Almaty 2% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Almaty
Shymkent 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Shymkent

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Local prices in Kazakhstan by expense type

Kazakhstan: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kazakhstan costs 62% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6/person
($ 3.6 to $ 12)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 12/person
($ 8.4 to $ 30)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.6 to $ 4.8)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.2 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.7/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Kazakhstan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kazakhstan costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 21/night
($ 21 to $ 21)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 23/night
($ 17 to $ 30)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 46 to $ 79)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 103/night
($ 77 to $ 131)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 403/night
($ 370 to $ 449)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 18 to $ 27)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 110/month
($ 58 to $ 190)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 103/month
($ 75 to $ 143)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 38/month
($ 28 to $ 49)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 185/month
($ 116 to $ 309)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Kazakhstan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kazakhstan costs 65% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.2/12 eggs
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.5
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.9)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Kazakhstan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Kazakhstan costs 53% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.4/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.2
($ 1 to $ 2.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 44/24hrs
($ 34 to $ 69)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Kazakhstan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kazakhstan costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.1/ticket
($ 2.9 to $ 5.3)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 10.2 to $ 24)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Kazakhstan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Kazakhstan costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.2/pack
($ 1.1 to $ 1.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 54
($ 20 to $ 108)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 41
($ 17 to $ 60)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Astana
London → Astana
London → Astana
$ 574
(fair price: $ 469)
New York City → Astana
New York City → Astana
New York City → Astana
$ 1057
(fair price: $ 881)
Manchester → Astana
Manchester → Astana
Manchester → Astana
$ 642
(fair price: $ 544)
Dublin → Astana
Dublin → Astana
Dublin → Astana
$ 568
(fair price: $ 494)
Edinburgh → Astana
Edinburgh → Astana
Edinburgh → Astana
$ 671
(fair price: $ 562)
Toronto (Ontario) → Astana
Toronto (Ontario) → Astana
Toronto (Ontario) → Astana
$ 1353
(fair price: $ 1125)


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 23-09-2021.

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