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Almaty vs Darwin
Ala vs Drw

Average net salary (After tax)

Darwin
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Ala
Outside city centre
Drw
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Drw
Ala
Outside city centre
Drw
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Drw
Ala
Outside city centre
Drw
Ala

Mortgage rates

Darwin
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Darwin
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Drw
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Drw
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Drw
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Drw
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Darwin
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Drw
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Darwin
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Drw
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Drw
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Drw
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Drw
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Drw
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Drw
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Darwin
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Darwin are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Drw
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Drw
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Drw
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Drw
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Darwin
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Drw
Ala

Summer dress

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

Drw
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Darwin
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Drw $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth