Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 275,539
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 204,039
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 76,391
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 27,905
12 eggs, large ﷼ 55,210
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 27,846
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 102,873
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 44,910
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 22,647
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 39,049
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 786,754
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 30,304
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 18,191
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 47,392,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 27,867,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 3,259,390
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 30,102,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 17,032,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 2,330,960
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 642,497
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 19,576,100
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 9,024,210
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 142,113
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 137,309
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,969,910
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,951,220
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,066,560
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 3,105,910
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 978,438,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,005
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 701,410
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 140,056
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 60,077
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 69,616
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 301,825
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 124,468
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 128,651
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 109,160
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 69,111
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 67,039
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 262,910
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 558,490
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 201,633
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 581,914
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,164,700
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 140,249
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 113,928
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 262,747
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 6,110,070
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 1,803
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,346,820
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 96,396
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,093 prices entered by 426 different people.
Latest price update: April 29, 2017.

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