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Almaty vs Bucharest
Ala vs Buh

Average net salary (After tax)

Bucharest
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ala
Outside city centre
Buh
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Buh
Ala
Outside city centre
Buh
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Buh
Ala
Outside city centre
Buh
Ala

Mortgage rates

Bucharest
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Bucharest
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Buh
Ala

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Buh
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Buh
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Buh
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Bucharest
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Buh
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Buh
Ala
White bread 500g
Buh
Ala
Eggs 12
Buh
Ala
White rice 1kg
Buh
Ala

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Bucharest
Almaty

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Buh
Ala
Beef round 1kg
Buh
Ala
Local cheese 1kg
Buh
Ala

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Buh
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Buh
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Buh
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Buh
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Buh
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Buh
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Bucharest
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Bucharest are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Buh
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Buh
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Buh
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Bucharest
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Buh
Ala

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Buh
Ala

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Buh
Ala
1 pair men's leather shoes
Buh
Ala

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Bucharest
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Buh $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth