Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 438 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 332 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 178 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 71 Afghani
12 eggs, large 84 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 47 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 318 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 74 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 31 Afghani
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 182 Afghani
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,462 Afghani
2 liters of Coca-Cola 70 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 41 Afghani
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 48,399 Afghani
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 29,682 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,320 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 46,255 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 23,818 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,321 Afghani
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,310 Afghani
40” flat screen TV 23,927 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,003 Afghani
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 237 Afghani
Hourly rate for cleaning help 125 Afghani
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,488 Afghani
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,511 Afghani
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,302 Afghani
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,497 Afghani
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,502,860 Afghani
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 47 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 1,929 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 420 Afghani
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 97 Afghani
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 257 Afghani
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 300 Afghani
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 173 Afghani
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 358 Afghani
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 259 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 71 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 97 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 353 Afghani
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 973 Afghani
2 tickets to the movies 278 Afghani
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 599 Afghani
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 4,323 Afghani
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,130 Afghani
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 279 Afghani
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 433 Afghani
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 32,533 Afghani
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.18 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,756 Afghani
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 133 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 217 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: November 22, 2017.

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