Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 261,400
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 269,477
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 87,775
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 33,394
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 93,164
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 34,547
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 108,199
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 60,390
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 27,494
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 39,892
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 22,418
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 67,976,800
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 40,881,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 12,044,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 52,244,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 29,285,400
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 2,352,520
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 577,685
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 36,698,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 17,197,100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 330,223
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 203,209
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 2,898,460
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 3,004,240
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 9,025,190
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 4,739,900
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 1,785,970,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 11,676
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 728,851
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 184,606
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 103,410
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 127,910
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 554,486
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 163,563
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 169,606
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 175,903
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 88,127
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 101,469
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 310,466
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 652,644
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 257,678
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,692,880
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,363,900
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 141,991
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 43,018,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 7,326
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,752,320
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 167,306
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,552 prices entered by 472 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2019.

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