Cost of living in Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 244,537
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 220,848
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 81,723
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 30,873
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 83,619
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 32,807
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 102,587
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 49,889
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 24,993
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 35,191
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 20,666
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 52,872,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 29,837,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 5,033,710
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 36,880,900
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 25,768,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 5,026,240
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 715,677
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 29,602,200
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 15,927,300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 180,721
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 222,476
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,868,090
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,935,510
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 6,105,390
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,419,200
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 1,872,900,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 705,847
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 69,379
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 129,292
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 550,405
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 169,273
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 183,696
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 162,682
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 86,069
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 109,444
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 254,365
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 593,393
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 234,653
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,647,340
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,230,930
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 142,847
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 37,704,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 4,622
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,653,050
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 145,252

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 98
2nd Mahabad 81
3rd Mashhad 68
4th Shiraz 66
5th Tabriz 62
6th Kerman 54

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

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 1,000,000 (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 140,000 (3 days ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 50,000 (3 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 30,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 40,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 60,000 (3 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 240,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 50,000 (3 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 120,000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 35,000 (3 days ago)