Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 269,184
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 179,947
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 64,300
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 26,810
12 eggs, large ﷼ 61,279
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 31,540
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 117,843
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 42,590
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 25,546
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 54,458
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 700,047
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 25,617
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 15,269
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 40,654,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 26,379,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 1,499,630
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 24,321,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 14,843,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 736,175
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 1,064,210
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 20,938,700
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 7,856,980
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 113,427
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 124,713
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,623,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,955,960
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 3,399,220
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 2,285,980
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 901,322,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 9,685
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 471,927
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 121,958
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 41,201
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 65,442
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 308,263
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 121,283
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 135,898
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 82,524
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 53,424
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 66,819
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 233,038
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 406,789
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 165,738
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 1,037,290
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,028,960
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 177,020
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 119,727
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 131,600
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 7,416,830
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 1,027
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,044,660
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 147,186
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 1,205 prices entered by 93 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2016.

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