Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ﷼ 429,526
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 194,100
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 72,963
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 32,277
12 eggs, large ﷼ 72,959
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 32,850
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 100,651
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 60,336
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 35,221
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 19,324
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 404,087
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 25,697
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 17,777
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 45,523,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 849,054
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 504,050
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 26,176,100
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ﷼ 6,549,460
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 92,710
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 61,059
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,357,520
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ﷼ 1,439,310
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ﷼ 2,984,530
1 pair of leather business shoes ﷼ 1,614,080
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,317,960,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 681,705
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ﷼ 158,007
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ﷼ 106,063
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 140,569
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 112,841
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 98,577
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 54,644
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 71,446
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 230,915
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 379,602
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 115,619
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 517,527
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ﷼ 1,462,110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 206,660
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 104,764
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 94,759
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,029,720
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 768
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,687,190
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 106,053
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,557 prices entered by 418 different people.
Latest price update: August 31, 2015.

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