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Lagos vs Almaty
Los vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Lagos

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Los
Outside city centre
Ala
Los

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Los
Outside city centre
Ala
Los

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Los
Outside city centre
Ala
Los

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Lagos

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Los

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Los

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Los

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Los

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Lagos

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Los
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Lagos

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Los
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Los
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Los

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Los
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Los
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Los

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Lagos
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Lagos

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Los
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Los

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Los
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Los

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Lagos

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Los

Summer dress

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

Ala
Los

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Lagos
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Los $4,070.74/mth