Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 233,111
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 184,356
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 71,609
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 28,006
12 eggs, large ﷼ 58,766
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 25,316
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 103,110
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 43,800
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 20,591
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 37,335
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 1,118,120
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 29,983
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 19,067
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 47,444,600
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 24,669,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 4,036,890
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 26,726,700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 16,388,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 3,997,290
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 752,900
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 21,813,900
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 10,701,800
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 115,562
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 184,524
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 2,115,100
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 2,475,710
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,047,230
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 3,255,670
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,157,710,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,271
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 684,709
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 257,077
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 34,310
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 87,787
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 331,206
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 137,568
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 135,127
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 122,287
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 74,690
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 74,965
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 211,235
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 459,164
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 184,559
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 620,217
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,094,490
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 173,591
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 155,652
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 144,681
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 6,417,690
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 948
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,606,290
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 144,982
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,718 prices entered by 401 different people.
Latest price update: February 23, 2017.

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