Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

Summary of cost of living in Kabul

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 129,131 Afghani
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 54,867 Afghani
  • 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.

List of prices in Kabul
Current as of Nov 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 385 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 281 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 165 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 64 Afghani
12 eggs, large 94 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 43 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 275 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 54 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 26 Afghani
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 202 Afghani
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,562 Afghani
2 liters of coca-cola 68 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 27 Afghani
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 37,456 Afghani
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 22,179 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,555 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 25,750 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 18,560 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,463 Afghani
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,262 Afghani
40” flat screen tv 19,963 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,557 Afghani
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 305 Afghani
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,602 Afghani
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,756 Afghani
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,465 Afghani
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,899 Afghani
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,438,150 Afghani
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 45 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 2,729 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 360 Afghani
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 308 Afghani
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 171 Afghani
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 194 Afghani
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 259 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 73 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 127 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 275 Afghani
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 804 Afghani
2 tickets to the movies 363 Afghani
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,231 Afghani
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,731 Afghani
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,218 Afghani
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 175 Afghani
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 397 Afghani
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 22,628 Afghani
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 3.82 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,664 Afghani
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 142 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 128 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2021

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