Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 225,215
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 189,031
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 66,207
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,172
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 55,630
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 25,363
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 87,959
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 41,810
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 20,492
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 29,471
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 930,716
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,316
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 16,288
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 42,912,700
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 23,589,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 2,673,650
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 25,813,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 16,233,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,449,420
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 509,029
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 20,670,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 9,622,940
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 109,414
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 125,633
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,883,510
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,969,720
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3,804,320
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,828,660
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 890,232,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 565,542
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 41,515
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 72,999
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 299,031
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 104,232
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 137,639
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 116,083
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 59,364
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 63,952
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 214,327
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 491,840
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 191,342
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 579,080
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,091,460
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 147,228
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 118,640
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 158,824
iPad Air 2, 64GB ﷼‎ 23,522,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 958
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,195,420
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 93,112

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 101
2nd Tehran 88
3rd Zanjan 77
4th Ardabil 59

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

  • Utilities, weekly for 2 people in 2 bedrooms (85m2) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 2,150,000 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 300,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 60,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 20,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 60,000 (3 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 40,000 (3 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 500,000 (3 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 120,000 (3 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 200,000 (3 days ago)