Cost of living in Armenia

Summary of cost of living in Armenia

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,356,103Dram
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 731,088Dram
  • 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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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,597Dram
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,953Dram
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,828Dram
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 855Dram
12 eggs, large 1,215Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,154Dram
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,414Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,173Dram
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 898Dram
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 706Dram
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,967Dram
2 liters of coca-cola 1,641Dram
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 584Dram
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 597,160Dram
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 432,631Dram
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 57,219Dram
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 450,581Dram
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 228,829Dram
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 27,489Dram
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 6,746Dram
40” flat screen tv 191,466Dram
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 73,375Dram
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,681Dram
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,500Dram
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 41,525Dram
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 22,183Dram
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 51,334Dram
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,000Dram
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,000,000Dram
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 458Dram
Monthly ticket public transport 9,800Dram
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,446Dram
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 3,004Dram
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 11,250Dram
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,668Dram
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,615Dram
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,291Dram
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,166Dram
Tube of toothpaste 1,225Dram
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 4,854Dram
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,403Dram
2 tickets to the movies 7,317Dram
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 15,311Dram
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 25,487Dram
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,230Dram
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,258Dram
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,221Dram
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 450,000Dram
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 15Dram
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,320Dram
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,768Dram

Map of Cost of Living in Armenia

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This map shows only the top cities in Armenia. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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