Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 240,341
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 192,988
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 68,271
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,779
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 57,869
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 25,844
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 88,038
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 43,830
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 21,677
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 30,925
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 833,410
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,895
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 16,680
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 43,817,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 23,612,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 2,767,590
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 26,020,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 16,508,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,261,170
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 558,026
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 20,955,600
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10,753,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 107,333
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 124,417
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,816,160
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,925,470
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3,830,360
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,840,260
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 896,322,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 559,124
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 43,766
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 76,506
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 304,726
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 107,243
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 128,301
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 112,601
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 57,067
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 65,245
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 224,895
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 523,725
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 191,523
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 616,812
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,104,630
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 123,137
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 124,032
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 143,521
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 23,221,900
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 963
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,233,360
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 99,088

Map of Cost of Living in Iran

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This map shows only the top cities in Iran. 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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Iran

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Mahabad 96
2nd Tehran 83
3rd Zanjan 74
4th Ardabil 56

Price 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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Recent Prices Added

  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 6,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000 (about 22 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 12,000 (1 day ago)
  • Public transport in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 300,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 10,000 (2 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 150,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 100,000 (2 days ago)
  • Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 10,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 20,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000 (2 days ago)