Monthly average shopping expenses revealed in Kazakhstan22 july 2014, 11:43
Monthly average shopping expenses of the average Kazakhstan’s citizen have grown by ¼ in the last year. Back in June 2014 the average Kazakhstani bought foodstuffs and household products worth 29 500 tenge ($161), 5 900 tenge ($32) up against June 2013, according to Ranking.kz.
Almaty, the biggest Kazakhstan’s city, is ranked 1st in terms of the average monthly expenses, with the average monthly amount standing at 91 000 tenge ($497), 5 times in excess of the subsistence level set for the region. Almaty is followed by Astana, the capital city, with the average shopping expenses standing at 61 700 tenge ($337).
The third place is held by Aktyubinsk oblast, with the average shopping expenses making up 54 000 tenge ($295), followed by East Kazakhstan Oblast with the figure standing at 34 200 tenge ($186). Karaganda oblast with the average shopping expenses of 32 500 tenge ($177) holds the last place in the top five.
South Kazakhstan Oblast has seen the lowest average monthly shopping expenses of 9 600 tenge ($52), whereas the subsistence level for the region stands at 22 500 tenge ($122).