Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 241,908
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 199,481
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 70,416
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,260
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 63,334
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 28,590
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 91,933
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 42,381
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 22,307
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 27,817
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 681,411
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,427
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 21,797
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 43,770,100
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 24,607,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,059,070
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 28,758,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 17,437,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,736,350
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 584,739
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 21,434,900
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 11,411,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 125,042
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 186,275
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,637,730
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,721,690
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3,972,300
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,864,460
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 826,636,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 752,863
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 72,080
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 107,563
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 306,775
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 134,330
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 143,003
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 119,023
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 62,754
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 67,119
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 232,852
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 537,390
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 204,430
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 914,494
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,098,020
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 131,977
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 126,855
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 141,205
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 22,704,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 6,207
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,306,200
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 99,803

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 88
2nd Tehran 83
3rd Kerman 63
4th Mashhad 60
5th Isfahan 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.

Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 10,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Men’s leather business shoes in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 2,500,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 2,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 2,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 2,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 30,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 50,000,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 120,000 (about 16 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 25,000 (about 16 hours ago)