Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 229,197
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 179,755
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 65,354
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 27,840
12 eggs, large ﷼ 59,224
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 25,667
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 106,672
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 44,145
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 20,282
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 30,753
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 984,524
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 29,221
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 17,989
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 49,572,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 24,339,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 4,402,560
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 28,029,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 15,648,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 3,254,270
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼ 635,876
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 22,185,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 10,640,900
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 120,718
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 170,307
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 2,068,570
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 2,438,470
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,236,400
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 3,352,800
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 1,046,490,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 10,042
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 695,859
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 106,868
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 34,857
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 74,775
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 307,233
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 138,719
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 140,859
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 119,280
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 70,453
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 71,770
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 199,289
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 446,040
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 188,766
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 542,262
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,115,770
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 182,077
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 132,180
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 98,118
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 5,541,480
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 976
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,273,210
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 93,547
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,534 prices entered by 384 different people.
Latest price update: January 24, 2017.

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