Cost of Living in Kyrgyzstan for Indian Students

Sristy Sharma
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

Student Living Cost In Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the most affordable countries to pursue medical courses for international students. The tuition fee, as well as the cost of living in Kyrgyzstan, is quite low which makes it one of the preferred destinations among international students to apply for higher education.

The currency of Kyrgyzstan is ‘som’ which is equivalent to 0.88 Indian Rupees (INR) (Exchange Rates will differ). Thus staying in Kyrgyzstan will be quite convenient and affordable for students from India. In fact, the cost of living in Kyrgyzstan is slightly lower than the accommodation expenses in some of the hostels in medical colleges in India. On average, the cost of living in Kyrgyzstan is Rs 6,500 per month including 2 meals in a day.

If you are planning to take admission in MBBS courses at one of the medical colleges in Kyrgyzstan, then check out detailed information on living costs in Kyrgyzstan like accommodation expenses, food expenses, transportation expenses and more here.


Cost of Living for Students in Kyrgyzstan 

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Cost of Studying MBBS in Kyrgyzstan

The MBBS degree programme is one of the preferred choices among international students who wish to study in Kyrgyzstan. The average tuition fee for a 5 to 6-year MBBS degree programme in Kyrgyzstan usually amounts to Rs. 15 Lakhs. The fee structure of an MBBS course in some of the top medical colleges in Kyrgyzstan is given in the following table:

Medical Colleges

Average MBBS Course Fee*

Kyrgyz State Medical Academy(KSMA)

17 Lakhs

International School of Medicine(ISM)

15 Lakhs

Osh State University

14 Lakhs

Asian Medical College

12.50 Lakhs

Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University

13.5 Lakhs

Note: The above-mentioned tuition fees are for reference purposes only. The tuition fee is usually revised every year and it may vary for the current academic year, as per the discretion of the university or college.

Accommodation Cost in Kyrgyzstan

Students can find private hostel facilities at a minimum cost ranging between Rs.200 to 250 per day. Depending on the budget, one can also choose to stay in a hostel with a higher price tag with additional services and benefits.

The Guest Houses, Hotels and Paying Guests accommodations also provide housing facilities for international students and it may cost around Rs. 500 to Rs 1000 per day depending on the availability of facilities. The other accommodation options in Kyrgyzstan along with the cost of living are given below:

Accommodation Option

Cost (in INR)

College Hostels

Rs 30,000 - Rs 35,000 per Year

Private Hostels

Rs.200 to 250 per day

Hotels/Paying Guests

Rs. 500 to Rs 1000 per day

1 BHK Apartment within City

Rs 6,000 - Rs 8000 per month

Transportation Costs in Kyrgyzstan

The most common and affordable means of transportation in Kyrgyzstan is public buses that run throughout the city. It is the cheapest means of transportation that usually costs between Rs 10 - Rs 12 for one-time travel. Apart from this, cabs and taxis are also available that not only connect different parts of the city but also different cities in Kyrgyzstan at an affordable cost of travel.

Various means of transportation in Kyrgyzstan along with travel expenses have been given below:

Transportation Type

Cost (in INR)

One-way Ticket (Local Transport by MiniBus)


One-way Ticket (Local Transport by Regular Bus)


Monthly Bus Pass (Regular Price)


Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)


Gasoline (1 Litre)


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Cost of Food in Kyrgyzstan

Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food are served in hostels, restaurants and guest houses in Kyrgyzstan. Indian restaurants can also be found throughout the country and the average cost of food in Indian restaurants may range between Rs. 300 to Rs. 350 for a single meal. In hostels, mess facilities are available at an average cost of Rs 2,000 per month.

Detailed expenses on food is given below:

Inexpensive Restaurant (one time meal)

Rs 240

Indian Restaurants (one time meal)

Rs. 200 to Rs. 350

Milk 1L


Loaf of Bread


Rice (white), (1kg)


Eggs (regular) (12)


Chicken (1kg)


Water (1.5 liter bottle)


City-Wise Cost of Living In Kyrgyzstan

Find out the most popular student cities in Kyrgyzstan and the overall average cost of living in these cities in the table below.


MBBS Education

Utilities Per Month (INR)

Transportation (INR)

Rent Per Month (INR)

Overall Costs Per Month (Excluding Rent) (INR)


Rs 15 to 18 Lakhs

Rs  3,000

Rs 500 to Rs 1,000

Rs 6,000 to Rs 8,000

Rs 5,000 to 8,000


Rs 12 to Rs 15 Lakhs

Rs 2,800

Rs 500 to Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500

Rs 4,000 to 7,500


Rs 12 to Rs 15 Lakhs

Rs 2,500

Rs 500 to Rs 1,000

Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,500

Rs 4,000 to 7,500

Cellular Communication, Internet Costs in Kyrgyzstan

Internet and cellular communication are one of the basic requirements for people today. Kyrgyzstan has good cell networks and internet connections across the country. The cost of affording Cellular Communication and Internet connection in Kyrgyzstan are as follows:

  • The prepaid mobile tariff local (np plans or discount) for a 1-minute call costs around INR 1.75.

  • The unlimited data plans for Cable/ADSL connections for 60 Mbps connection costs around INR 1,200 per month.


Miscellaneous Expenditure for International Students in Kyrgyzstan

Besides accommodation and food, other expenditures like entertainment, shopping, recreational activities and/or fitness and training also add to the expenses of a student living in Kyrgyzstan. Here are some of the miscellaneous expenses that international students may face in Kyrgyzstan, as specified in the following table:


Monthly Expenses in INR

Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage


Cinema, Events Tickets for 1 Person


Fitness Clubs, Sports Clubs (1 Person)


Clothing (Local)- Pair of Jeans & T-Shirt


Overall Average Expenditure of an International Student In Kyrgyzstan

The table below highlights the average expenditure of international students in Kyrgyzstan:

Category of Expenses

Average Cost in INR

College Hostel Rent

Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per year

Private Hostels

Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 per month

1 BHK Apartment Rent

Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 per month


Rs 2,500 to Rs 3,500 per month


Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per month

Utilities (Electricity, water, internet etc.)

Rs 3,500 to Rs 4,000 per month

Miscellaneous (entertainment, fitness, sports) 

Rs 2,000 per month


Rs 70,000 to Rs 1 Lakh per year

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