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.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 490* (171164 KZT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 42 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person
  • $ 4.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1210* (422478 KZT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 111 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 8.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2649* (925008 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 2020

Cost of living: Kazakhstan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Kazakhstan in 2020 is essentially the same as 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
Aktau 37% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Aktau
Atyrau 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Atyrau
Astana 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Astana
Almaty 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Almaty
Taldykorgan 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Taldykorgan
Petropavl 14% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Petropavl

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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 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.7/person
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 15/person
($ 10 to $ 18)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.9/person
($ 4.3 to $ 5.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.4 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.4 for 330ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2/cup
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

55% 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
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

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 47% 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): $ 108
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): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 47 to $ 82)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 181
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 162/night
($ 77 to $ 425)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 431/night
($ 398 to $ 478)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 508
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 22/month
($ 18 to $ 27)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 109/month
($ 57 to $ 192)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 163/month
($ 73 to $ 415)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 168
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): $ 224
Family room
Family room
$ 200/month
($ 114 to $ 406)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Kazakhstan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kazakhstan costs 60% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.2/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.6 to $ 9.8)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 4.9)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 2.2)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.5/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6/kg
($ 4.9 to $ 7.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Kazakhstan: Public and private transport budget

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

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 21/month
($ 13 to $ 22)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8
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: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Kazakhstan costs 64% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 61/month
($ 40 to $ 89)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 13/month
($ 9.4 to $ 15)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 321/month
($ 201 to $ 429)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 205/month
($ 144 to $ 287)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 651/month
($ 429 to $ 1087)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 402/month
($ 285 to $ 573)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 47/month
($ 29 to $ 72)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 170/month
($ 87 to $ 259)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 7097/yr
($ 2859 to $ 22863)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Kazakhstan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kazakhstan costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 4.3/ticket
($ 3.5 to $ 5.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 7.2 to $ 17)

28% less 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 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.2/pack
($ 1.2 to $ 1.4)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 55
($ 29 to $ 101)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 24 to $ 58)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 85
($ 58 to $ 115)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 96
($ 58 to $ 130)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Astana
London → Astana
London → Astana
$ 578
(fair price: $ 476)
New York City → Astana
New York City → Astana
New York City → Astana
$ 1106
(fair price: $ 875)
Manchester → Astana
Manchester → Astana
Manchester → Astana
$ 668
(fair price: $ 567)
Dublin → Astana
Dublin → Astana
Dublin → Astana
$ 616
(fair price: $ 498)

Tours and organised trips in Kazakhstan


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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 23-01-2020.

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