Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 245,973
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 219,161
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 77,008
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 28,759
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 74,278
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 28,672
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 98,965
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 46,507
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 23,623
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 32,029
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 19,862
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 55,254,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 32,347,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 5,054,060
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 42,343,300
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 23,568,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,616,240
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 610,029
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 24,368,900
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 14,315,300
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 150,344
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 220,739
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 1,959,510
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 2,289,120
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 5,400,160
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,254,780
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 1,236,210,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 778,824
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 173,944
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 90,704
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 127,346
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 555,191
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 158,420
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 158,130
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 130,325
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 64,486
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 72,104
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 256,032
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 628,211
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 232,569
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,233,060
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 1,214,080
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 133,225
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 26,886,900
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 20,937
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,562,070
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 118,952
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 5,355 prices entered by 532 different people.
Latest price update: August 21, 2018.

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