Cost of living in Tajikistan

Summary of cost of living in Tajikistan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 30,410 Somoni
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 11,838 Somoni
  • 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 53 Somoni
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 47 Somoni
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 28 Somoni
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 7 Somoni
12 eggs, large 18 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 30 Somoni
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 42 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 14 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.496 Somoni
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 12 Somoni
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 91 Somoni
2 liters of coca-cola 12 Somoni
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 7,710 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 5,080 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,854 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 5,246 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,266 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 985 Somoni
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 539 Somoni
40” flat screen tv 4,268 Somoni
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Somoni
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 80 Somoni
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 978 Somoni
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 800 Somoni
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 995 Somoni
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 800 Somoni
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 500,000 Somoni
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Somoni
Monthly ticket public transport 317 Somoni
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 71 Somoni
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 40 Somoni
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 20 Somoni
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 40 Somoni
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 42 Somoni
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 Somoni
Tube of toothpaste 28 Somoni
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30 Somoni
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 80 Somoni
2 tickets to the movies 80 Somoni
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 450 Somoni
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 80 Somoni
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20 Somoni
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 20 Somoni
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 5,078 Somoni
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.084 Somoni
1 month of gym membership in business district 271 Somoni
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 Somoni

Map of Cost of Living in Tajikistan


This map shows only the top cities in Tajikistan. 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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