Cost of living in Tajikistan

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 27 Somoni
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 20 Somoni
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8 Somoni
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 Somoni
12 eggs, large 10 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4.000 Somoni
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 26 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6.000 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3.000 Somoni
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 4.000 Somoni
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 150 Somoni
2 liters of Coca-Cola 10 Somoni
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.000 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 5,000 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 3,500 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 300 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,509 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,800 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,300 Somoni
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 300 Somoni
40” flat screen TV 4,000 Somoni
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Somoni
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40 Somoni
Hourly rate for cleaning help 35 Somoni
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 400 Somoni
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 300 Somoni
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 500 Somoni
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 700 Somoni
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 72,000 Somoni
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8 Somoni
Monthly ticket public transport 60 Somoni
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 Somoni
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 Somoni
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 80 Somoni
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 44 Somoni
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 21 Somoni
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 Somoni
Tube of toothpaste 12 Somoni
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 30 Somoni
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 100 Somoni
2 tickets to the movies 80 Somoni
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 60 Somoni
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 200 Somoni
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35 Somoni
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20 Somoni
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 7 Somoni
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.400 Somoni
1 month of gym membership in business district 200 Somoni
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 30 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.

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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