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Almaty vs Melbourne
Ala vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ala
Outside city centre
Mel
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Ala
Outside city centre
Mel
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Ala
Outside city centre
Mel
Ala

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Ala

Summer dress

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

Mel
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth