Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 404 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 284 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 178 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 71 Afghani
12 eggs, large 85 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 44 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 319 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 69 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 37 Afghani
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 39,792 Afghani
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 27,985 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,789 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 42,311 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 21,731 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,154 Afghani
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,275 Afghani
40” flat screen TV 25,358 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 14,405 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) 2,354 Afghani
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,354 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 46 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 1,918 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 538 Afghani
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 89 Afghani
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 234 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.) 257 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 68 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 97 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 351 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 3,917 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 32,275 Afghani
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.18 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,672 Afghani
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 127 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 209 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: February 24, 2018.

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