Cost of living in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16,443 ₮
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 12,114 ₮
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,508 ₮
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,302 ₮
12 eggs, large 3,755 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,407 ₮
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,542 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 6,206 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 876 ₮
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,744 ₮
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 33,265 ₮
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,533 ₮
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,245 ₮
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,100,210 ₮
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 970,524 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 170,201 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 943,483 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 550,006 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 91,980 ₮
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 32,894 ₮
40” flat screen TV 996,021 ₮
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 253,655 ₮
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,632 ₮
Hourly rate for cleaning help 11,909 ₮
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 91,599 ₮
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 99,985 ₮
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 237,910 ₮
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 243,066 ₮
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 44,449,100 ₮
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,638 ₮
Monthly ticket public transport 29,332 ₮
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7,809 ₮
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 14,414 ₮
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 9,709 ₮
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 43,568 ₮
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8,233 ₮
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,738 ₮
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 9,668 ₮
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,778 ₮
Tube of toothpaste 4,045 ₮
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 14,031 ₮
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 30,448 ₮
2 tickets to the movies 13,303 ₮
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 38,614 ₮
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 83,118 ₮
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14,051 ₮
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,412 ₮
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,663 ₮
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 1,828,870 ₮
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 76 ₮
1 month of gym membership in business district 192,560 ₮
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 9,920 ₮
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 363 prices entered by 25 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2018.

Ulan Bator position in our World Ranking

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