Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 179,536,788
Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 89,503,297
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List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 472,780
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) ﷼‎ 340,959
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 120,278
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 49,008
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 110,353
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 52,762
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 148,886
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 82,194
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 45,978
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola ﷼‎ 52,883
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 27,091
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 76,175,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 46,645,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 11,941,600
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area ﷼‎ 46,129,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area ﷼‎ 27,897,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,375,390
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 592,250
40” flat screen TV ﷼‎ 47,459,100
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 21,406,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 285,968
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 205,825
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 3,921,060
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 4,136,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 13,658,700
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 4,081,310
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 3,234,600,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 10,000
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 814,996
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 208,758
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 87,067
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 174,893
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 921,922
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) ﷼‎ 205,127
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 280,128
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 254,604
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 128,021
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 182,149
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 388,379
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 870,778
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 278,076
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 3,187,610
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,158,310
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 160,110
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB ﷼‎ 76,393,500
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 4,499
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,273,990
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 254,041
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,396 prices entered by 140 different people.
Latest price update: December 07, 2019

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