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Almaty vs Vancouver
Ala vs Van

Average net salary (After tax)

Vancouver
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Ala
Outside city centre
Van
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Van
Ala
Outside city centre
Van
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Van
Ala
Outside city centre
Van
Ala

Mortgage rates

Vancouver
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Vancouver
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Van
Ala

Mobile phone data

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

Van
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Van
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Van
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Vancouver
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Van
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Vancouver
Almaty

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Van
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Van
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Van
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Van
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Van
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Van
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Vancouver
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Vancouver are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Van
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Van
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Van
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Van
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Vancouver
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Van
Ala

Summer dress

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

Van
Ala

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Vancouver
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Van $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Van $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth