Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 301,313
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 183,276
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 60,585
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 24,798
12 eggs, large ﷼ 62,554
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 26,922
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 112,752
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 42,771
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 22,784
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 27,006
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 431,970
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 27,107
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 13,983
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 35,168,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 28,876,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 1,141,090
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 28,049,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 15,379,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 1,011,170
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 451,834
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 22,621,400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 6,816,890
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 90,493
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 112,090
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,525,790
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,591,180
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 3,734,170
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 1,952,190
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,332,970,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 361,315
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 124,269
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 39,630
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 103,467
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 232,636
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 99,535
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 107,165
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 107,137
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 58,789
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 62,450
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 226,912
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 442,461
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 126,859
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 588,979
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,190,370
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 160,715
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 104,102
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 64,220
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,584,610
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 886
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,237,010
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 90,264
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,906 prices entered by 451 different people.
Latest price update: February 06, 2016.

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