Cost of living in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11 ман
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8 ман
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4.47 ман
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1.73 ман
12 eggs, large 2.07 ман
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2.77 ман
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4.25 ман
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1.74 ман
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.03 ман
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1.38 ман
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13 ман
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1.29 ман
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 0.40 ман
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 931 ман
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 496 ман
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 93 ман
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 505 ман
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 316 ман
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 55 ман
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 22 ман
40” flat screen TV 711 ман
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 275 ман
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13 ман
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 ман
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 76 ман
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 66 ман
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 139 ман
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 143 ман
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 39,565 ман
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 0.75 ман
Monthly ticket public transport 22 ман
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7 ман
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 ман
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10 ман
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 34 ман
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 5.69 ман
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4.28 ман
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7 ман
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.91 ман
Tube of toothpaste 3.25 ман
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 13 ман
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33 ман
2 tickets to the movies 15 ман
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 24 ман
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 82 ман
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11 ман
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5.00 ман
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3.03 ман
iPod nano 16GB 256 ман
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.08 ман
1 month of gym membership in business district 83 ман
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 4.09 ман
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 683 prices entered by 77 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

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