Cost of living in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Summary of cost of living in Dushanbe

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,200 Somoni
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,839 Somoni
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.

List of prices in Dushanbe
Current as of Dec 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 35 Somoni
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 26 Somoni
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 17 Somoni
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9 Somoni
12 eggs, large 11 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10 Somoni
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 11 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.278 Somoni
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 Somoni
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 72 Somoni
2 liters of coca-cola 9 Somoni
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.680 Somoni
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,322 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,371 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 235 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,155 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,917 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 272 Somoni
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 244 Somoni
40” flat screen tv 3,487 Somoni
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 919 Somoni
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 49 Somoni
Hourly rate for cleaning help 45 Somoni
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 361 Somoni
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 331 Somoni
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 471 Somoni
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 387 Somoni
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 75,919 Somoni
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 Somoni
Monthly ticket public transport 111 Somoni
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 39 Somoni
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 43 Somoni
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 76 Somoni
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 410 Somoni
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 21 Somoni
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 26 Somoni
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 26 Somoni
4 rolls of toilet paper 11 Somoni
Tube of toothpaste 13 Somoni
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 25 Somoni
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 129 Somoni
2 tickets to the movies 68 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 303 Somoni
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 36 Somoni
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 23 Somoni
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14 Somoni
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,090 Somoni
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.567 Somoni
1 month of gym membership in business district 347 Somoni
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 18 Somoni
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 09, 2022

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