Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 254,922
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 255,590
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 87,382
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 33,515
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 94,562
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 36,437
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 110,297
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 58,482
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 27,744
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 38,798
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 22,374
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 52,928,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 30,941,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 8,223,120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 38,320,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 22,868,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 2,740,890
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 886,819
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 41,379,200
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 17,916,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 319,571
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 210,996
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 2,272,480
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 2,356,840
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 8,022,160
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,860,810
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 2,337,830,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 11,169
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 766,087
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 65,888
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 130,258
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 549,936
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 171,563
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 170,504
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 173,044
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 95,297
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 109,442
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 268,083
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 629,776
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 252,144
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,785,220
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,310,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 132,574
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 54,230,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 3,876
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,682,360
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 187,434

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:
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 Tehran 112
2nd Zahedan 90
3rd Mahabad 83
4th Mashhad 69
5th Shiraz 67
6th Tabriz 64
7th Kerman 55

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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of rice in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 200,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 30,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 100,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 60,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 800,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of local cheese in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 100,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 140,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 60,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 40,000 (about 12 hours ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 90,000 (about 12 hours ago)