Cost of living in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Summary of cost of living in Ulan Bator

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 4,940,364 ₮
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,319,457 ₮
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. Current as of Feb 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 15,487 ₮
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 11,412 ₮
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,519 ₮
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,405 ₮
12 eggs, large 4,582 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6,583 ₮
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,568 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,501 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,060 ₮
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,010 ₮
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 49,037 ₮
2 liters of coca-cola 3,106 ₮
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,244 ₮
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,828,260 ₮
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,072,550 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 201,004 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,264,080 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 597,473 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 113,817 ₮
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 36,002 ₮
40” flat screen tv 977,897 ₮
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 270,333 ₮
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23,738 ₮
Hourly rate for cleaning help 22,081 ₮
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 93,944 ₮
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 102,660 ₮
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 207,382 ₮
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 298,128 ₮
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 39,968,300 ₮
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,877 ₮
Monthly ticket public transport 27,703 ₮
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 11,958 ₮
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,283 ₮
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 11,861 ₮
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 32,459 ₮
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 8,464 ₮
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,354 ₮
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,202 ₮
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,631 ₮
Tube of toothpaste 4,871 ₮
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14,186 ₮
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30,404 ₮
2 tickets to the movies 19,173 ₮
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57,603 ₮
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 54,205 ₮
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 11,406 ₮
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,449 ₮
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,689 ₮
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,511,850 ₮
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 125 ₮
1 month of gym membership in business district 185,238 ₮
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4,758 ₮
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 131 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2021

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