Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 232,962
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 202,052
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 73,328
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,850
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 69,314
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 26,978
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 95,778
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 41,440
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 22,484
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,847
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 18,568
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 45,329,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 25,227,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,991,290
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 31,058,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 19,413,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,390,370
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 645,850
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 22,078,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 12,320,300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 136,848
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 213,682
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,693,390
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,892,970
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4,250,600
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,924,070
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 995,227,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 825,017
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 81,715
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 124,912
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 530,598
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 142,093
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 148,702
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 133,520
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 65,685
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 74,807
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 230,375
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 572,863
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 216,243
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,283,440
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,084,690
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 126,496
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 23,858,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 5,643
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,381,450
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 105,916

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 Tehran 84
2nd Mahabad 81
3rd Mashhad 60
4th Kerman 53

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

  • 24 tablets box of cold medicine (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 50,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 10,000 (3 days ago)
  • Summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 1,500,000 (3 days ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 2,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 400,000 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 12,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 10,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 30,000,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 150,000 (3 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Tabriz costs ﷼‎ 30,000 (3 days ago)