Cost of living in Iran

Summary of cost of living in Iran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 386,039,568
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 186,522,694
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 1,030,960
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 1,184,720
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 406,118
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 145,266
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 304,372
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 151,430
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 430,606
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 203,473
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 124,238
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 166,789
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 67,698
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 140,106,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 82,916,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 6,559,790
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 160,716,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 87,131,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 13,320,000
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 1,218,340
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 84,666,900
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 42,196,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 834,985
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 985,177
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 10,776,400
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 14,409,400
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 30,280,800
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 15,119,200
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 6,992,860,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 31,318
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 5,510,890
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 168,594
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 515,759
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 1,500,000
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 471,261
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 452,790
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 408,579
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 461,599
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 216,159
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 879,773
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 2,053,950
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 666,366
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 2,000,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 4,170,820
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 342,642
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 120,000,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 13,847
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,817,770
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 572,652

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 Isfahan 93
2nd Mashhad 89
3rd Mahabad 0

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 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 700,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 3,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 400,000 (2 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 900,000 (2 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 2,500,000 (2 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 35,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 800,000 (2 days ago)
  • 10 eggs, large in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 360,000 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of boneless chicken breast in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 600,000 (2 days ago)

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