Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district ﷼ 180,919
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 170,263
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 62,901
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 25,543
12 eggs, large ﷼ 48,692
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 25,610
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 70,156
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 38,422
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 23,041
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 21,217
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 404,087
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 23,172
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 13,821
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 31,466,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 902,838
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 463,692
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 20,560,100
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt ﷼ 6,685,620
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 76,563
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 72,197
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,591,940
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) ﷼ 1,787,930
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) ﷼ 2,899,450
1 pair of leather business shoes ﷼ 2,128,380
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,045,450,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 9,767
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 210,474
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) ﷼ 171,313
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) ﷼ 32,760
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 127,691
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 127,262
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 124,028
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 48,891
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 58,912
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 181,361
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 355,133
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 102,090
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 365,714
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert ﷼ 956,631
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 215,201
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 92,400
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 89,957
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 6,572,730
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 2,113
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 984,030
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 69,910
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 4,217 prices entered by 397 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2015.

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