Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 227,263
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 188,108
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 70,260
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 27,623
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 56,222
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 25,567
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 91,289
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 44,166
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 21,005
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket ﷼‎ 29,845
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality ﷼‎ 974,999
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 29,795
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 17,093
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 44,126,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 26,472,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 2,672,240
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 28,693,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 16,536,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,333,720
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 575,454
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 20,368,900
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 9,592,920
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 122,600
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 120,418
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,997,820
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 1,988,430
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4,009,280
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 2,939,130
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 901,477,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 605,368
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 114,552
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 38,796
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 69,405
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 305,068
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 106,745
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 135,686
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 116,675
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 62,482
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 63,856
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 240,377
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 502,421
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 199,974
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 612,500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,154,680
1 cocktail drink in downtown club ﷼‎ 129,885
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 129,722
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) ﷼‎ 156,091
iPod nano 16GB ﷼‎ 6,612,280
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 941
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,413,370
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 96,371
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 4,015 prices entered by 421 different people.
Latest price update: August 22, 2017.

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