Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 282,132,915
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 155,316,107
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 635,989
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 634,825
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 168,500
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 73,488
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 185,234
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 82,099
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 298,566
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 106,727
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 70,917
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 86,884
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 35,945
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 139,735,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 78,975,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,931,470
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 83,487,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 57,288,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 6,131,210
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 601,914
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 78,418,500
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 38,117,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 410,106
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 649,031
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 7,533,400
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 3,628,220
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 19,340,900
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 7,423,220
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 5,625,070,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 30,859
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 1,537,140
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 951,300
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 86,075
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 328,377
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 2,098,290
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 177,118
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 342,363
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 336,369
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 159,139
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 176,802
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 664,546
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 1,381,610
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 345,514
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 2,473,340
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,909,430
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 266,096
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 95,318,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 9,092
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 3,302,930
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 374,450
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 914 prices entered by 89 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2021

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