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Almaty vs Seoul
Ala vs Sel

Average net salary (After tax)

Seoul
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Ala
Outside city centre
Sel
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sel
Ala
Outside city centre
Sel
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sel
Ala
Outside city centre
Sel
Ala

Mortgage rates

Seoul
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Seoul
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sel
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Sel
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sel
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sel
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Seoul
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sel
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Seoul
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sel
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Sel
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Sel
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sel
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Sel
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Sel
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Seoul
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Seoul are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sel
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Sel
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sel
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Sel
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Seoul
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sel
Ala

Summer dress

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

Sel
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Seoul
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sel $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth