Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 244,691
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 212,649
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 76,713
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 28,025
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 68,274
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 29,952
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 97,246
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 44,797
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 23,441
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,417
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 22,274
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 47,613,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 28,253,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,767,430
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 35,358,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 21,618,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,242,240
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 660,747
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 22,327,400
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 12,799,400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 136,907
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 184,244
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,855,110
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 2,011,470
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4,434,870
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,102,600
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 942,832,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 803,597
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 184,022
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 90,787
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 119,722
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 520,934
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 127,990
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 147,640
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 128,105
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 65,843
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 65,842
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 243,920
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 614,311
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 223,397
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,224,950
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,118,800
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 136,015
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 23,212,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 6,500
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,572,930
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 105,132
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,968 prices entered by 504 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2018.

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