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Moscow vs Almaty
Mow vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Moscow

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Mow
Outside city centre
Ala
Mow

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Mow
Outside city centre
Ala
Mow

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Mow
Outside city centre
Ala
Mow

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Moscow
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Moscow

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Mow

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Mow

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Mow

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Mow

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Moscow

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Mow
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Moscow

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Mow
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Mow
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Mow

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Mow
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Mow
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Mow

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Moscow
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Moscow

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Mow
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Mow

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Mow
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Mow

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Moscow

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Mow

Summer dress

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

Ala
Mow

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Moscow
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mow $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mow $4,070.74/mth