Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 240,291
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 193,718
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 71,826
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,702
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 57,429
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 26,398
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 91,525
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 44,996
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 22,437
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 30,940
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 865,906
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 30,476
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 17,249
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 46,725,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 27,499,300
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 2,808,870
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 30,946,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 18,037,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,339,280
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 524,563
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 21,525,100
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10,604,900
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 117,962
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 119,855
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,911,840
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,896,350
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3,986,190
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,821,070
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 918,060,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 582,959
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 118,759
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 45,157
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 80,172
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 329,190
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 118,359
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 125,256
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 107,672
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 60,931
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 64,113
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 233,645
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 525,434
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 207,354
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 645,840
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,169,390
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 130,135
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 126,981
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 162,812
iPad Air 2, 64GB ﷼‎ 23,378,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 940
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,355,710
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 97,646
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,246 prices entered by 440 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

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