Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 273,867
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 193,726
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 61,274
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 29,899
12 eggs, large ﷼ 60,800
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 29,466
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 109,938
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 39,577
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 21,944
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 74,348
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 585,270
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 30,096
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 16,692
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 48,711,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 28,448,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 3,305,760
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 31,908,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 17,495,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 3,075,800
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 469,660
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 24,474,200
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 7,961,380
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 109,790
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 160,976
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,495,670
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,808,630
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 3,850,260
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 2,424,820
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,088,910,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 481,460
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 171,136
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 55,566
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 64,966
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 266,242
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 114,426
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 131,545
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 83,289
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 61,303
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 66,609
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 233,544
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 493,288
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 175,236
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 928,195
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,090,930
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 177,020
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 132,938
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 131,600
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 7,597,150
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 1,014
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,117,720
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 103,882
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,414 prices entered by 115 different people.
Latest price update: May 29, 2016.

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