Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 254,671
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 221,326
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 77,094
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 28,486
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 70,588
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 28,728
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 99,651
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 45,353
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 23,590
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 31,696
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 19,928
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 51,350,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 31,300,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 4,831,680
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 39,781,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 22,849,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 2,152,900
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 653,645
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 23,271,600
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 13,916,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 138,077
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 218,793
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,945,960
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 2,248,550
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 5,138,140
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,264,430
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 1,230,740,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 769,283
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 179,150
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 90,704
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 127,346
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 554,393
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 147,392
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 155,676
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 134,411
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 68,660
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 74,297
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 252,222
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 623,842
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 228,679
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,240,870
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,168,110
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 133,258
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 24,850,900
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 20,937
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,562,890
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 113,591
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,305 prices entered by 540 different people.
Latest price update: July 18, 2018.

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