Cost of living in Armenia

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,945Dram
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,953Dram
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,415Dram
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 452Dram
12 eggs, large 861Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 476Dram
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,345Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 445Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 197Dram
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 409Dram
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,186Dram
2 liters of Coca-Cola 566Dram
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 219Dram
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 266,143Dram
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 117,104Dram
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 38,732Dram
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 181,005Dram
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 86,197Dram
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 26,205Dram
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,426Dram
40” flat screen TV 210,041Dram
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 47,569Dram
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,039Dram
Hourly rate for cleaning help 3,731Dram
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 17,862Dram
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 21,700Dram
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 38,544Dram
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 37,086Dram
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 9,275,060Dram
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 405Dram
Monthly ticket public transport 7,319Dram
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 2,943Dram
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,900Dram
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 6,833Dram
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,559Dram
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,369Dram
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,385Dram
4 rolls of toilet paper 656Dram
Tube of toothpaste 753Dram
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,940Dram
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 7,612Dram
2 tickets to the movies 4,332Dram
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,144Dram
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,957Dram
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,643Dram
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,417Dram
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,085Dram
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 295,240Dram
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 24Dram
1 month of gym membership in business district 32,794Dram
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 529Dram

Map of Cost of Living in Armenia

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This map shows only the top cities in Armenia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Are you moving to Armenia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?

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