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Almaty vs Reykjavik
Ala vs Rkv

Average net salary (After tax)

Reykjavik
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Ala
Outside city centre
Rkv
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Rkv
Ala
Outside city centre
Rkv
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Rkv
Ala
Outside city centre
Rkv
Ala

Mortgage rates

Reykjavik
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Reykjavik
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Rkv
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Rkv
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Rkv
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Rkv
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Reykjavik
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Rkv
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Reykjavik
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Rkv
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Rkv
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Rkv
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Rkv
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Rkv
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Rkv
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Reykjavik
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Reykjavik are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Rkv
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Rkv
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Rkv
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Reykjavik
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Rkv
Ala

Summer dress

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

Rkv
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Reykjavik
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Rkv $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth