Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 221,932
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 182,562
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 59,399
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 29,156
12 eggs, large ﷼ 54,181
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 27,813
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 87,492
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 47,192
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 22,050
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 28,640
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 826,655
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 28,551
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 17,230
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 46,631,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 26,396,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 2,535,330
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 31,140,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 16,491,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 1,718,780
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 861,020
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 23,407,400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 10,106,400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 134,525
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 140,485
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,729,970
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,795,020
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,085,760
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 2,733,920
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,086,040,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 701,100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 91,802
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 39,385
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 55,912
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 285,253
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 114,426
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 132,443
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 104,636
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 65,653
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 67,709
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 234,508
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 532,813
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 187,439
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 725,496
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,140,740
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 137,888
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 121,900
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 162,288
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,699,620
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 1,270
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,366,120
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 106,855
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,473 prices entered by 242 different people.
Latest price update: September 25, 2016.

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