Cost of living in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Summary of cost of living in Dushanbe

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 13,091 Somoni
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,316 Somoni
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Current as of Sep 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 33 Somoni
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 23 Somoni
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 14 Somoni
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9 Somoni
12 eggs, large 11 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 8 Somoni
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 26 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 10 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.123 Somoni
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 7 Somoni
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 68 Somoni
2 liters of coca-cola 9 Somoni
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.505 Somoni
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,703 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,412 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 210 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,932 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,789 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 147 Somoni
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 205 Somoni
40” flat screen tv 3,237 Somoni
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 955 Somoni
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 40 Somoni
Hourly rate for cleaning help 29 Somoni
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 330 Somoni
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 311 Somoni
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 438 Somoni
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 332 Somoni
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 69,607 Somoni
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 Somoni
Monthly ticket public transport 91 Somoni
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 39 Somoni
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 43 Somoni
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 81 Somoni
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 139 Somoni
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 21 Somoni
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 25 Somoni
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 25 Somoni
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 Somoni
Tube of toothpaste 13 Somoni
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22 Somoni
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 124 Somoni
2 tickets to the movies 64 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 305 Somoni
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 34 Somoni
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 23 Somoni
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 13 Somoni
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,074 Somoni
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.567 Somoni
1 month of gym membership in business district 320 Somoni
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 15 Somoni
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 150 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2020

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