Cost of living in Kyrgyzstan

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Food Price in лв
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 KGS
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 KGS
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 KGS
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 KGS
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 KGS
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 KGS
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 KGS
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 KGS
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 KGS
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 KGS
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 KGS
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 KGS
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 KGS
1.5 kg Sugar 10 KGS
2 liter cooking oil 20 KGS
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 KGS
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 KGS
1 liter milk 8.50 KGS
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 KGS
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 KGS
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 KGS
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 KGS
House Cleaning fee per day 105 KGS
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 KGS
Original branded Electric Fans 200 KGS
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 KGS
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 KGS
Single bed Blankets 120 KGS
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 KGS
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 KGS
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 KGS
Men's haircut 40 KGS
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 KGS
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 KGS
1 month of gym subscription. 105 KGS
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 KGS
Unisex Loris perfume 30 KGS
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 KGS
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 KGS
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 KGS
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 KGS
Go carting 30mins 120 KGS
Movie House 3d cinema 30 KGS
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 KGS
Photo shoot 120 KGS
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 KGS
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 KGS
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 KGS
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 KGS
Spalding Basketball 200 KGS
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 KGS
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 KGS
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 KGS
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 KGS
1 day rent a car cost 140 KGS
Driver’s license 2300 KGS
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 KGS
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 KGS
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 KGS
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 KGS
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 KGS
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 KGS

We can plan it all but without a clear picture of our daily expenditure, our travel plans an oftentimes rendered fruitless in the end. We wish your preparations to study in Kyrgyzstan be as smooth as possible and therefore have dedicated this piece to enlighten you on the cost of living in the country, thus eliminating the latter burden thereof!

Stay free from uncertainty by going through this guide and plan well your journey with RocApply Kyrgyzstan!!

Kyrgyzstan is an extremely affordable place to stay. The money will definitely not be an issue while you are studying here. As an example, USD 2 will get you an all-you-can-eat buffet at a nice spot.

USD 4 is enough for a hamburger. Definitely bring cash along with you at all times to enjoy to the brim. Let's explore in detail the cost of living here!


Even though the salaries are low, many people from the country spend money at the local restaurants. This might be due to the low prices of meals since you can eat a decent one for just USD 1.50. It is not uncommon that the price of the beer is higher than the price of the dish.


Food takes much of the monthly budget, even though many people would say that it is not expensive at all. But, when compared to their salaries, food prices are appropriate and affordable. Purchasing groceries at the market is always advisable to be able to put some money away.


You can indeed save some money on the rent of the apartment that is away from the city center, but that will mean that transportation will be paramount to get to work. A monthly pass can be found at the price of around USD 10 and if you possess a car, you will need to pay USD 1 for the gallon of gasoline.


By paying the quite exorbitant as compared to the minimum wages you do not pay basic utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage. The prices of services are lower than in Europe and Australia, but they are appropriate for the standard of people living here.

Sports and leisure

Entertainment, like watching movies in cinemas, is not expensive here. You can watch the latest release at the price of USD 5. Sportspeople who come to live here, but earn salaries in more developed countries, will be amazed by the low fitness club fee prices.

Clothing and shoes

Owing to the very struggling lifestyle of the majority of people living here, it is not unusual that the prices of clothing and shoes are not high. You can find a pair of jeans and a dress at the price of less than USD 25, which is so low in comparison to other regions.

Rent per month

If you take a look at the average cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city, you can notice that it is twice higher than the minimum monthly salary of the workers, so it is impossible to rent it. The cost of rent of the apartments out of the cities is USD 60, which is again high for them, but again more appropriate.

Health Care

Most institutions here will require the student to have their personal or private health insurance valid over the study period. However, do not fret, RocApply helps you identify which aids can be undertaken in Kyrgyzstan during your course of study without hassles! In general, the cost to consult a private doctor will cost about USD 50 in Kyrgyzstan, although this depends on the clinic and location.

Monthly Budget

Those interested in simple living should budget between USD 200 or less monthly. Generally, this budget allows for bus rides and the occasional taxi, big trips to the marketplace, and a few restaurant meals each month. While you can choose to live in relative luxury, employing full-time housekeepers, commuting by car, enjoying exquisite homes, and consuming imported goods such as lifestyles can easily amount to USD 350 or more monthly!