Cost of living in Iran

Summary of cost of living in Iran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 244,310,461
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 121,988,031
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 618,000
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 546,132
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 191,427
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 63,501
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 175,663
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 60,887
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 246,022
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 100,663
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 83,256
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 62,028
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 38,541
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 98,197,400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 56,948,800
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,496,120
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 81,197,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 52,075,700
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 6,178,360
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 643,865
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 73,389,400
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 33,198,400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 379,774
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 338,787
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 4,113,220
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 3,378,970
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 10,330,400
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 7,162,620
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 5,432,690,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 27,526
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 1,409,000
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 126,995
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 242,606
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 4,992,600
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 390,166
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 316,957
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 470,894
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 196,293
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 191,612
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 659,809
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 1,085,470
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 288,269
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 2,986,900
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,379,820
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 218,456
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 91,127,600
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 30,000
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,086,720
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 314,025

Map of Cost of Living in Iran

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This map shows only the top cities in Iran. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

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.

Cost of Living Ranking in Iran

(top cities by data quality)

Ranking City Price Index *
1st Zahedan 89
2nd Mahabad 83
3rd Mashhad 69

Price 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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 30,000 (4 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 30,000 (4 days ago)
  • 400 ml hair shampoo 2-in-1 in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 75,000 (4 days ago)
  • 40ml deodorant, roll-on in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 31,250 (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 27,000 (4 days ago)
  • 12 eggs, large in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 25,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 10,000 (4 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Tehran costs ﷼‎ 71,178 (6 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 120,000 (8 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Shiraz costs ﷼‎ 50,000 (8 days ago)