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Houston vs Almaty
Hou vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Hou
Outside city centre
Ala
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Hou
Outside city centre
Ala
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Hou
Outside city centre
Ala
Hou

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Hou

Summer dress

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

Ala
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth