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San Francisco vs Almaty
Sfo vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
San Francisco

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ala
Sfo

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ala
Sfo

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Sfo
Outside city centre
Ala
Sfo

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
San Francisco

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Sfo

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Sfo

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Sfo

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Sfo

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
San Francisco

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Sfo
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
San Francisco

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ala
Sfo
Lettuce 1 head
Ala
Sfo
Tomatoes 1kg
Ala
Sfo

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ala
Sfo
Oranges 1 head
Ala
Sfo
Bananas 1kg
Ala
Sfo

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
San Francisco
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in San Francisco

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ala
Sfo
Market 0.5L bottle
Ala
Sfo

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ala
Sfo
Market 0.33L bottle
Ala
Sfo

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
San Francisco

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Sfo

Summer dress

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

Ala
Sfo

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
San Francisco
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ala $4,070.74/mth
Sfo $4,070.74/mth