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Almaty vs Geneva
Ala vs Gva

Average net salary (After tax)

Geneva
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Gva
Ala
Outside city centre
Gva
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Gva
Ala
Outside city centre
Gva
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Gva
Ala
Outside city centre
Gva
Ala

Mortgage rates

Geneva
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Geneva
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Gva
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Gva
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Gva
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Gva
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Geneva
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Gva
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Geneva
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Gva
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Gva
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Gva
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Gva
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Gva
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Gva
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Geneva
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Geneva are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Gva
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Gva
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Gva
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Gva
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Geneva
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Gva
Ala

Summer dress

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

Gva
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Geneva
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Gva $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Gva $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth