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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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
68/264
Details
Large apartment$794.14
Medium apartment$632.23
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$470.32

Cost of Living

8
51/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.20
A Cappuccino$1.50
A beer$1.00
A kilogram of Apples$1.40
Bread$0.29
Inflation [score]0.81
Lunch$6.30
Monthly fitness club membership$33.00
Monthly public transport$46.00
Movie ticket$4.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$40.03

Startups

6
85/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.44
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.43
Meetups groups116
Meetups members34791
Number of investors25
Number of startup events in the last 12 months176
Number of upcoming meetup events30
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events16
Startup events22
Startup events [score]0.44
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups125

Venture Capital

4
101/232
Details
Venture capital [score]0.39

Travel Connectivity

3
123/264
Details
Airport hub81
Airport hub [score]0.40
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

4
242/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/South_Africa/Johannesburg
Traffic handling [score]0.32

Business Freedom

5
222/262
Details
Business freedom69.70
Business freedom [score]0.55
Freedom from corruption44.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.37
Lack of labor restrictions58.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.43
Time to open a business43.00
Time to open a business [score]0.51

Safety

5
227/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year33
Guns per 100 residents13
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

4
255/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.43
Life expectancy (years)62.86
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
222/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of the Witwatersrand
Best university ranking182
University quality [score]0.15

Environmental Quality

3
225/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.33
Cleanliness [score]0.18
Drinking water quality [score]0.57
Urban greenery [score]0.31

Economy

3
243/261
Details
Currency for urban areaZAR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.33
GDP per capita$13046.07
GDP per capita [score]0.22

Taxation

5
93/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.82
Income tax level [score]0.26
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes203
VAT (Sales Tax)0.14

Internet Access

5
137/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.10
Internet access (download) [score]0.20
Internet access (upload) [score]0.84
Upload speed (Mbps)28.17

Leisure & Culture

4
202/263
Details
Art galleries126
Art galleries [score]0.48
Cinemas101
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs39
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues181
Concerts [score]0.39
Historical sites56
Historical sites [score]0.47
Museums55
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues162
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos23
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

8
21/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.32
LGBT Equality Index62.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.64
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

3
211/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.56
Median peak in meters1567.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1767.00
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)

$446$658
$552
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

Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$663$925
$794
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$33
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$46
Lunch$6
-57%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Almaty

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Oceanic Subtropical Highland

Average daily maximum temperature

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