Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 219,808
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 183,539
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 66,467
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,626
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 53,554
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 25,537
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 91,544
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 43,910
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 20,457
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 26,094
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 939,879
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 29,481
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 17,703
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 46,048,300
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 25,305,600
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 2,553,290
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 29,350,800
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 16,348,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,595,310
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 603,802
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 20,824,700
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10,329,100
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 119,845
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 117,209
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 2,055,900
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,992,510
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4,121,480
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,166,660
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 1,026,210,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 655,530
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 117,289
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 37,451
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 69,023
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 309,250
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 99,018
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 134,751
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 114,820
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 61,419
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 60,314
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 241,767
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 479,259
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 194,295
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 588,513
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,125,530
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 137,066
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 126,001
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 192,591
iPod nano 16GB ﷼‎ 6,049,870
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 956
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,355,750
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 96,179
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,197 prices entered by 441 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

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