Almaty

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
30/263
Details
Large apartment$599.77
Medium apartment$444.95
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$290.12

Cost of Living

10
14/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.90
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$0.69
A kilogram of Apples$0.97
Bread$0.13
Inflation [score]0.96
Lunch$5.60
Monthly fitness club membership$61.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$3.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$34.23

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 groups1
Meetups members130
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
75/260
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.66

Commute

6
19/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Kazakhstan/Almaty
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

6
211/259
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
125/264
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
230/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)70.24
Life expectancy [score]0.22

Education

3
204/230
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)45
PISA ranking49
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.55
PISA reading (high school)56
PISA science (high school)48
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]0.16
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.57
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

5
141/258
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

8
11/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.81
Income tax level [score]0.89
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes178
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
207/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.24
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.26

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

5
194/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index55.73
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.56
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
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]0.52

Outdoors

5
70/260
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

1
260/263
Details
Large apartment$4296.90
Medium apartment$3509.65
Rent index [score]0.10
Small apartment$2722.39

Cost of Living

2
252/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.60
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$5.30
Bread$2.40
Inflation [score]0.22
Lunch$17.00
Monthly fitness club membership$83.00
Monthly public transport$84.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$91.20

Startups

10
1/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups272
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co134
Meetups [score]1.00
Meetups groups199
Meetups members391856
Number of investors7325
Number of startup events in the last 12 months9714
Number of upcoming meetup events384
Startup climate scene [score]0.96
Startup events823
Startup events1044
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups10378

Venture Capital

10
1/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesY Combinator, 500startups, The Alchemist Accelerator
Number of funding accelerators27
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

4
106/260
Details
Airport hub111
Airport hub [score]0.51
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.21

Commute

5
122/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/San_Francisco
Traffic handling [score]0.65

Business Freedom

9
67/259
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

6
205/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents68
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.68
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.73

Healthcare

6
175/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.85
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

9
3/230
Details
Best university in rankingStanford University
Best university ranking3
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07
University quality [score]1.00

Environmental Quality

6
140/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.50
Drinking water quality [score]0.62
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

5
142/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

8
12/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)63.95
Internet access (download) [score]0.86
Internet access (upload) [score]0.78
Upload speed (Mbps)23.80

Leisure & Culture

9
9/263
Details
Art galleries380
Art galleries [score]0.99
Cinemas196
Cinemas [score]0.92
Comedy clubs196
Comedy clubs [score]0.98
Concert venues276
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites280
Historical sites [score]0.95
Museums287
Museums [score]0.93
Performing art venues303
Performing arts [score]0.98
Sport venues187
Sports [score]1.00
Zoos114
Zoos [score]0.98

Tolerance

8
38/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite 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]0.57

Outdoors

7
11/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.45
Median peak in meters1199.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)37.00
Water access [score]1.00
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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)

$353$537
$445
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$61
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$12
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$6
-67%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in San Francisco are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the second most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to San Francisco will very likely increase 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)

$2,367$3,078
$2722
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$83
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$84
Lunch$17
-3%
compared to
New York City
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LGBT rights in almaty

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in san-francisco-bay-area

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

298

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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