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Almaty vs Tokyo
Ala vs Tyo

Average net salary (After tax)

Tokyo
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Ala
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Tyo
Ala
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Tyo
Ala
Outside city centre
Tyo
Ala

Mortgage rates

Tokyo
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Tokyo
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Tyo
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Tyo
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Tyo
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Tyo
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Tokyo
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Tyo
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Tokyo
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Tyo
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Tyo
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Tyo
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Tyo
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Tyo
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Tyo
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Tokyo
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Tokyo are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Tyo
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Tyo
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Tyo
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Tokyo
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Tyo
Ala

Summer dress

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

Tyo
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Tokyo
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Tyo $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth