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Los Angeles vs Almaty
Lax vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Los Angeles

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Lax
Outside city centre
Ala
Lax

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Lax
Outside city centre
Ala
Lax

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Lax
Outside city centre
Ala
Lax

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Los Angeles

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Lax

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Lax

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Lax

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Lax

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Los Angeles

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Lax
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Los Angeles

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Lax
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Lax
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Lax

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Lax
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Lax
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Lax

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Los Angeles
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Los Angeles

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Lax
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Lax

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Lax
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Lax

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Los Angeles

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Lax

Summer dress

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

Ala
Lax

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Los Angeles
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Lax $4,070.74/mth