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Darwin vs Almaty
Drw vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Darwin

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Drw
Outside city centre
Ala
Drw

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Drw
Outside city centre
Ala
Drw

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Drw
Outside city centre
Ala
Drw

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Darwin

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Drw

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Drw

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Drw

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Drw

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Darwin

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Drw
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Darwin

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Drw
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Drw
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Drw

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Drw
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Drw
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Drw

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Darwin
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Darwin

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Drw
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Drw

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Drw
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Drw

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Darwin

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Drw

Summer dress

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

Ala
Drw

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Darwin
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Drw $4,070.74/mth