Budget Direct Insurance Money Magazine's Insurer of the Year 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Money magazine
Insurer of the
Year 2017-21

prices shown in
Bucharest vs Almaty
Buh vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Bucharest

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Buh
Outside city centre
Ala
Buh

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Buh
Outside city centre
Ala
Buh

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Buh
Outside city centre
Ala
Buh

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%
Compare our
home insurance prices

Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Bucharest

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Buh

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Buh

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Buh

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Buh

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Bucharest

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Buh
Compare our
car insurance prices

Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Bucharest

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Buh
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Buh
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Buh

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Buh
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Buh
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Buh

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Bucharest
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Bucharest

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Buh
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Buh

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Buh
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Buh

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Bucharest

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Buh

Summer dress

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

Ala
Buh

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Bucharest
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Buh $4,070.74/mth