Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 251,783
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 189,476
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 65,935
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 29,609
12 eggs, large ﷼ 56,933
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 25,824
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 91,303
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 41,700
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 23,067
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 40,753
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 884,697
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 30,169
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 18,165
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 43,507,200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 24,270,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 5,098,190
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 25,284,200
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 15,427,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 2,835,930
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 669,725
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 21,988,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 10,219,500
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 193,403
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 152,737
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 2,095,550
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 2,377,560
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,176,680
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 3,589,210
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,056,300,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,246
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 673,045
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 132,881
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 44,564
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 80,572
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 332,864
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 114,274
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 143,587
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 119,751
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 70,116
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 72,410
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 253,318
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 511,294
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 191,679
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 646,032
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,195,350
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 170,433
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 144,180
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 307,438
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,984,620
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 4,670
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,547,050
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 130,245
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,980 prices entered by 420 different people.
Latest price update: March 24, 2017.

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