Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 397 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 303 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 198 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 67 Afghani
12 eggs, large 84 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 50 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 233 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 89 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 34 Afghani
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 182 Afghani
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,892 Afghani
2 liters of Coca-Cola 63 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 45 Afghani
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 49,576 Afghani
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 32,507 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,850 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) 4,304 Afghani
40” flat screen TV 23,729 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 13,626 Afghani
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 257 Afghani
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
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 1,751,040 Afghani
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 45 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 2,307 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 479 Afghani
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 125 Afghani
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 326 Afghani
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 173 Afghani
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 322 Afghani
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 264 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 72 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 104 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 322 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 226 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) 10 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,768 Afghani
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 140 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 232 prices entered by 20 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

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