Bishkek travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Bishkek

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 20 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 5.7 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 450* (37450 KGS)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 2 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1057* (87920 KGS)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 1836* (152740 KGS)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Bishkek compared to Kyrgyzstan in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Bishkek in 2021 is 61% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Bishkek in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Bishkek by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bishkek

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bishkek is 67% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.8/person
($ 3.2 to $ 8.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 9.4/person
($ 5.5 to $ 14)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.9/person
($ 3.2 to $ 3.9)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 1.9)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1.2 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.9/cup
($ 1.8 to $ 2)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

76% 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 $ 0.4)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bishkek

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bishkek is 59% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 21/night
( $ 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
$ 39/night
($ 15 to $ 66)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 52/night
($ 38 to $ 66)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 93/night
($ 59 to $ 122)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 241/night
($ 175 to $ 311)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 23/month
($ 17 to $ 33)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 72/month
($ 55 to $ 89)

57% 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
$ 112/month
($ 52 to $ 182)

32% 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
$ 59/month
($ 44 to $ 76)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 158/month
($ 64 to $ 311)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Bishkek

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bishkek is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

17% 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 $ 0.6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 1 to $ 1.3)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 1.6)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.1/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 4.7)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.4
Apples
Apples
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.9)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.4/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Bishkek

On average, the price of transport in Bishkek is 85% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.7/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

0% 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)
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Leisure activity budget in Bishkek

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bishkek is 48% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.9/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 7.9)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 3.9 to $ 24)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bishkek

On average, shopping budget in Bishkek is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 1.3/pack
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 32
($ 20 to $ 48)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 35
($ 24 to $ 48)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Bishkek
London → Bishkek
London → Bishkek
$ 539
(fair price: $ 483)
New York City → Bishkek
New York City → Bishkek
New York City → Bishkek
$ 1042
(fair price: $ 895)
Manchester → Bishkek
Manchester → Bishkek
Manchester → Bishkek
$ 623
(fair price: $ 556)
Dublin → Bishkek
Dublin → Bishkek
Dublin → Bishkek
$ 573
(fair price: $ 498)
Toronto (Ontario) → Bishkek
Toronto (Ontario) → Bishkek
Toronto (Ontario) → Bishkek
$ 1402
(fair price: $ 1198)
Los Angeles → Bishkek
Los Angeles  → Bishkek
Los Angeles  → Bishkek
$ 1235
(fair price: $ 1026)


About this information on the cost of living in Bishkek

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

The information about the cost of living in Bishkek was updated on 18-09-2021.

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