Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 189,562,578
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 104,554,672
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List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 413,388
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 352,012
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 123,218
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 52,632
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 105,806
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 57,107
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 168,631
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 87,176
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 52,849
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 57,910
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 27,525
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 94,839,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 55,868,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,411,860
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 49,566,900
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 32,723,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,823,110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 733,089
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 47,651,900
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 23,227,300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 317,078
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 245,379
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 3,682,000
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 3,708,490
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 15,177,200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 4,012,790
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 3,361,010,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,198
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 894,802
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 252,442
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 93,869
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 179,287
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 898,357
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 312,427
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 279,109
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 257,974
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 145,701
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 168,116
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 391,099
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 860,543
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 305,170
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 3,374,860
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,271,230
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 176,840
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 76,393,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 5,291
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,503,420
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 266,065
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,269 prices entered by 126 different people.
Latest price update: January 27, 2020

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