Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 644,841,419
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 311,616,035
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Tehran
Current as of Jan 2023.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 2,396,820
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 2,557,550
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 1,010,950
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 269,599
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 486,086
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 159,246
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 998,402
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 263,199
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 212,388
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 203,796
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 123,296
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 252,701,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 181,360,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 92,655,700
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 178,666,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 154,213,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 5,170,750
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 2,109,780
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 119,033,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 75,614,100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 1,031,260
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 1,606,740
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 11,449,500
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 16,658,700
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 57,041,400
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 33,319,700
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 6,805,510,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 30,057
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 2,618,450
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 1,329,820
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 1,808,580
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 1,088,670
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 4,237,140
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 295,437
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 938,558
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 1,849,100
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 293,684
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 503,412
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1,326,150
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 2,347,670
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 789,999
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 6,799,540
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 6,837,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1,047,870
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 61,232,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 10,074
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 9,540,070
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 343,949
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 535 prices entered by 65 different people.
Latest price update: January 30, 2023

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