Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 326 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 272 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 210 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 67 Afghani
12 eggs, large 87 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 266 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 78 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 29 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 55 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 36 Afghani
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 45,305 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 4,855 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 34,519 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 23,790 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,683 Afghani
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,844 Afghani
40” flat screen TV 27,505 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 11,817 Afghani
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 249 Afghani
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,681 Afghani
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,682 Afghani
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,571 Afghani
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,265 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 46 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 2,272 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 477 Afghani
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 155 Afghani
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 321 Afghani
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 183 Afghani
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 268 Afghani
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 249 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 73 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 98 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 317 Afghani
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 973 Afghani
2 tickets to the movies 297 Afghani
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 3,723 Afghani
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,616 Afghani
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 199 Afghani
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 433 Afghani
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 26,072 Afghani
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,491 Afghani
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 147 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 224 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: August 21, 2018.

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