Cost of living in Mongolia

Summary of cost of living in Mongolia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,841,310 ₮
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,188,458 ₮
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 13,941 ₮
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 11,111 ₮
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,210 ₮
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,290 ₮
12 eggs, large 5,006 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 5,871 ₮
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 16,067 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,713 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,170 ₮
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,946 ₮
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 34,139 ₮
2 liters of coca-cola 3,468 ₮
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,095 ₮
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,326,750 ₮
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 968,111 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 100,003 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,337,420 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 640,736 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 189,922 ₮
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 44,018 ₮
40” flat screen tv 925,421 ₮
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 216,878 ₮
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 25,518 ₮
Hourly rate for cleaning help 14,284 ₮
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 344,974 ₮
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 93,091 ₮
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 241,969 ₮
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 349,981 ₮
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 17,657,000 ₮
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,415 ₮
Monthly ticket public transport 25,343 ₮
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,776 ₮
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 40,616 ₮
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 41,928 ₮
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 7,000 ₮
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 8,001 ₮
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,169 ₮
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,243 ₮
Tube of toothpaste 4,451 ₮
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 19,965 ₮
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 54,322 ₮
2 tickets to the movies 19,264 ₮
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 69,929 ₮
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 95,952 ₮
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14,041 ₮
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7,748 ₮
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,732 ₮
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,816,860 ₮
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 78 ₮
1 month of gym membership in business district 250,000 ₮
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,001 ₮

Map of Cost of Living in Mongolia

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This map shows only the top cities in Mongolia. 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.

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