Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 216,624
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 177,000
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 63,907
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 27,523
12 eggs, large ﷼ 54,284
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 25,177
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 103,828
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 40,646
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 21,192
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 30,553
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 943,128
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 27,514
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 17,695
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 47,131,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 25,587,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 3,830,860
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 29,274,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 16,473,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 3,986,100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 650,173
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 21,824,800
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 10,576,700
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 133,148
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 147,147
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,896,790
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,862,470
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,331,050
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 2,729,050
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,035,730,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 722,739
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 89,680
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 35,563
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 58,994
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 280,456
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 114,426
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 139,798
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 116,062
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 59,326
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 68,439
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 227,320
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 480,941
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 185,031
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 707,982
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,090,240
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 170,932
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 126,387
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 98,118
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,541,480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 976
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,352,870
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 96,883
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,014 prices entered by 308 different people.
Latest price update: December 08, 2016.

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