Almaty

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
31/264
Details
Large apartment$551.63
Medium apartment$417.38
Rent index [score]0.92
Small apartment$283.13

Cost of Living

9
15/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.50
A Cappuccino$1.90
A beer$0.63
A kilogram of Apples$1.00
Bread$0.13
Inflation [score]0.94
Lunch$6.40
Monthly fitness club membership$66.00
Monthly public transport$19.00
Movie ticket$3.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$33.79

Startups

3
212/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups2
Meetups members161
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events1
Startups [score]0.42
Total number of startups3

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

5
75/264
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.66

Commute

6
13/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Kazakhstan/Almaty
Traffic handling [score]0.90

Business Freedom

6
213/262
Details
Business freedom72.30
Business freedom [score]0.61
Freedom from corruption29.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.15
Lack of labor restrictions82.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.85
Time to open a business9.00
Time to open a business [score]0.91

Safety

7
127/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

5
230/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)70.24
Life expectancy [score]0.22

Education

2
196/238
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test427.97
Country mean scores in PISA reading test392.74
Country mean scores in PISA science test424.71
PISA math ranking (high school)32
PISA ranking36
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.46
PISA reading (high school)39
PISA science (high school)32
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.45
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.57
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.42
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

4
199/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.15
Cleanliness [score]0.33
Drinking water quality [score]0.58
Urban greenery [score]0.65

Economy

5
144/261
Details
Currency for urban areaKZT
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.66
GDP per capita$24019.95
GDP per capita [score]0.39

Taxation

9
9/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.81
Income tax level [score]0.90
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes178
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
215/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.74
Internet access (download) [score]0.22
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.28

Leisure & Culture

3
240/263
Details
Art galleries61
Art galleries [score]0.37
Cinemas38
Cinemas [score]0.59
Comedy clubs21
Comedy clubs [score]0.57
Concert venues68
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites28
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums23
Museums [score]0.27
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues60
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.65

Tolerance

6
191/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index56.25
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.57
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.54

Outdoors

5
71/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4100.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)787.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Almaty are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Almaty will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$227$340
$283
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$66
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$12
Monthly public transport$19
Lunch$6
-68%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Almaty are very low. For this job type, Almaty ranks 246th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Almaty.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$10,769
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

1.30
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Almaty in position 182 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Astana, Kazakhstan

3 Karaotkel-2 dist.

Phone: (+7-7172) 57-14-42,57-14-43/4

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People in Almaty

Population of Almaty

2,000,900
1,556 /km²
85/264
Density (people per unit of area)
9%
Growth in 2015-2020
Almaty

Demographics of Kazakhstan

Median age
30
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
71
GDP per capita (in USD)
$24,020
191/261
Unemployment
5%
49/262

Languages

English proficiency score
47
216/227
Common spoken languages
Russian
Kazakh

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11.11%
Web Designer
11.11%
Account Manager
11.11%
Teacher
11.11%
Content Marketing
11.11%
Other
44.44%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Almaty

Almaty, in Almaty Province, is the former capital of Kazakhstan, and still its largest city and the financial and cultural center. It is an old city, once one of the main centers of the Zhetysu region along the Silk Road.

On a clear day you can see the beautifully rugged, snow-capped mountains, right at the city's doorstep to the south. The city, in general, slopes from south to north which makes navigating the streets easy. If you are traveling uphill, you're going south. There is also a small mountain range bordering the city to the east.

As an important hub, not just for Kazakhstan but for Central Asia as a whole, Almaty has a moderately large expatriate community and is on the itinerary for most tourists in the region.

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