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17 April 23

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The Dastarkhan Index

The Index allows you to assess the level of personal inflation and purchasing power of residents of Astana and Almaty cities

Below are interactive dashboards related to the dynamics of the Dastarkhan Index, developed and calculated by Jusan Analytics team. We recommend you using the desktop version of the browser or switch to the “PC Version” from the mobile version for comfortable reading. The setting can be found in the mobile browser menu – three dots in the right corner.

Charts show the dynamics of the Index for Astana and Almaty cities. The calculation methodology is described on «Jusan Analytics team has updated the Dastarkhan Index» page.

* value to weight ratio of products

Comparison of prices for products, tenge

Products/strong> Average price Maximum price Minimum price
Astana Almaty Astana Almaty Astana Almaty
Lamb, kg 3 100 4 699 3 720 7 145 2 790 3 200
Horse meat, kg 3 531 4 400 3 999 5 240 3 300 3 960
Beef, kg 5 015 4 424 5 540 5 375 4 490 2 900
Potato, kg 171 246 219 450 95 160
Carrot, kg 114 221 159 350 89 140
Tomatoes, kg 498 842 689 1 400 365 235
Onion, kg 152 213 342 466 85 100
Cucumbers, kg 1 356 1 117 3 663 2 400 329 250
Sunflower oil, liter 1 152 939 1 680 1 360 665 280
1 category eggs, dozen 544 593 874 753 455 440
White wheat flour, kg 388 378 986 573 225 203
Pasteurised milk 3,2-4%, liter 465 527 788 851 270 260
Yeast, packet (100 gr.) 785 1 006 1 380 2 000 400 300
Sanding sugar, kg 525 507 570 590 480 310
Groats of millet, kg 609 519 1 104 920 260 310
Butter, unsalted, packet (180 gr.) 887 1 102 1 880 2 047 305 288
Black tea, bohea, packet (200 gr.) 1 707 1 672 3 002 3 960 765 200

Jusan Index


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Jusan Analytics team has updated the Dastarkhan Index

Jusan Analytics team developed and launched the Dastarkhan Index in May 2022 to show every Kazakhstan citizen how their Purchasing Power changes in response to changes in food prices.

The difference between our Dastarkhan Index and other Consumer Purchasing Power estimates are:

  • Responsiveness – statistics on food prices are from Jusan big-data (retail prices of major retailers), which change in real-time. The Index is updated monthly;
  • Relevance – we used the common set of food products of Almaty citizens and residents of the capital;
  • Uniqueness – we combined the products into a set of dishes that often lay out a table of every Kazakhstan family. The Index is calculated for 1 person.

Previously, we used official statistical information on the average wage as data on household income. Given its quarterly update frequency, this could lead to Index data distortion. Therefore, we have decided to revise the calculation methodology and use monthly statistics on the wages of Kazakhstan citizens received on Jusan cards as data on household income.

Methodology:

  1. The Dastarkhan Index is calculated based on data for Almaty and Astana cities.
  2. A set of food products is used to build a basket of goods, which s combined into 5 favourite dishes of Kazakhstan citizens:
  • Sorpa (first course);
  • Besbarmak (second course);
  • Vegetable salad;
  • Bauyrsak;
  • Zhent (dessert);
  • Tea with milk (drink).

The food basket is determined based on the list and ratio of products for preparation of the Dastarkhan Index dishes (see below), which were approved by Tarih restaurant of Kazakh signature cuisine.

Ingredients and the weight of the products are shown in the table:

Dishes

Weight,

kg/l/pcs

 

Dishes

Weight,

kg/l/pcs

Sorpa

 

Bauyrsak

Mutton

0.17

 

Flour

0.044

Potato

0.10

 

Milk

0.025

Carrot

0.06

 

Yeast

0.001

Tomatoes

0.04

 

Sugar

0.01

Onion

0.04

 

Sunflower oil

0.02

Besbarmak

 

Zhent

Eggs

0.02

 

Millet

0.08

Flour

0.15

 

Sugar

0.03

Onion

0.04

 

Butter

0.03

Potato

0.10

 

Tea

Mutton

0.07

 

Black tea

0.01

Horse meat

0.07

 

Milk

0.03

Beef

0.07

     

Vegetable salad

     

Cucumbers

0.03

     

Tomatoes

0.10

     

Sunflower oil

0.01

     

Next, Jusan Analytics team calculates the cost of the food basket:

  • Amount of product in a dish = Ingredient * its weight
  • Cost of product in a dish = Quantity of product in the dish * price
  • Cost of a dish = sum of the cost of products in the dish
  • Cost of the Dastarkhan Index set of dishes = sum of the cost of 5 dishes

And then we calculate the Dastarkhan Index by the following formula:

The Dastarkhan Index =

average wage

set of dishes cost

Jusan Index


Purchasing PowerAizhan Alibekova