Cost of living in Georgia

Summary of cost of living in Georgia

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,331 Lari
Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,504 Lari
Georgia is the cheapest country in Middle East (13 out of 13)
Cost of living in Georgia is cheaper than in 95% of countries in the World (95 out of 100)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 20 Lari
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 14 Lari
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5.66 Lari
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3.58 Lari
12 eggs, large 5.01 Lari
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3.20 Lari
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7 Lari
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2.59 Lari
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1.65 Lari
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2.75 Lari
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 20 Lari
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2.90 Lari
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1.16 Lari
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,925 Lari
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,188 Lari
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 162 Lari
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,168 Lari
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 775 Lari
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 127 Lari
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 30 Lari
40” flat screen TV 897 Lari
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 478 Lari
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 32 Lari
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11 Lari
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 143 Lari
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 104 Lari
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 253 Lari
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 335 Lari
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,805 Lari
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2.51 Lari
Monthly ticket public transport 32 Lari
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18 Lari
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 27 Lari
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 68 Lari
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 14 Lari
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 9 Lari
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9 Lari
4 rolls of toilet paper 2.79 Lari
Tube of toothpaste 4.75 Lari
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14 Lari
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 49 Lari
2 tickets to the movies 27 Lari
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 186 Lari
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 118 Lari
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 18 Lari
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7 Lari
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 Lari
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,415 Lari
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.21 Lari
1 month of gym membership in business district 112 Lari
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 5.29 Lari

Map of Cost of Living in Georgia

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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.

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