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Almaty vs Kathmandu
Ala vs Ktm

Average net salary (After tax)

Kathmandu
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Ala
Outside city centre
Ktm
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ktm
Ala
Outside city centre
Ktm
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ktm
Ala
Outside city centre
Ktm
Ala

Mortgage rates

Kathmandu
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Kathmandu
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ktm
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Ktm
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ktm
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ktm
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Kathmandu
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ktm
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Kathmandu
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ktm
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Ktm
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Ktm
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ktm
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Ktm
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Ktm
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Kathmandu
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Kathmandu are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ktm
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Ktm
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Ktm
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Kathmandu
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ktm
Ala

Summer dress

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

Ktm
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Kathmandu
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ktm $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth