Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼ 249,967
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼ 182,306
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼ 67,710
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼ 26,632
12 eggs, large ﷼ 53,157
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼ 26,033
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼ 112,450
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼ 46,379
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼ 21,869
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼ 20,809
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼ 958,372
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼ 28,635
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼ 18,101
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 48,408,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼ 24,758,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼ 3,841,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼ 30,010,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼ 15,355,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼ 2,183,880
Internet 8MB (1 month) ﷼ 750,869
40” flat screen TV ﷼ 21,521,100
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 9,846,610
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼ 109,936
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼ 143,608
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼ 1,835,770
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼ 1,826,230
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 4,177,950
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼ 2,822,160
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼ 964,782,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼ 9,326
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼ 1,013,440
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼ 136,378
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼ 33,200
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼ 68,394
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼ 289,903
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼ 93,856
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼ 179,539
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼ 116,497
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼ 63,530
Tube of toothpaste ﷼ 58,257
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼ 238,461
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼ 485,736
2 tickets to the movies ﷼ 178,040
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼ 495,801
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼ 1,023,720
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼ 132,928
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼ 118,240
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼ 121,498
iPod nano 16GB ﷼ 6,266,460
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼ 1,454
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼ 1,482,180
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼ 95,871
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,210 prices entered by 223 different people.
Latest price update: August 30, 2016.

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