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Almaty vs Houston
Ala vs Hou

Average net salary (After tax)

Houston
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ala
Outside city centre
Hou
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Hou
Ala
Outside city centre
Hou
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Hou
Ala
Outside city centre
Hou
Ala

Mortgage rates

Houston
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Houston
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Hou
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Hou
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Hou
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Hou
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Houston
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Hou
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Houston
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Hou
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Hou
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Hou
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Hou
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Hou
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Hou
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Houston
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Houston are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Hou
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Hou
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Hou
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Houston
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Hou
Ala

Summer dress

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

Hou
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Houston
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Hou $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth