Cost of living in Tajikistan

Summary of cost of living in Tajikistan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 17,825 Somoni
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 8,293 Somoni
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 37 Somoni
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 33 Somoni
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 27 Somoni
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 9 Somoni
12 eggs, large 12 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 13 Somoni
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 28 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 13 Somoni
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 4.255 Somoni
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 Somoni
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 92 Somoni
2 liters of coca-cola 12 Somoni
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3.849 Somoni
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,813 Somoni
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 3,838 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 326 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 3,859 Somoni
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,937 Somoni
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 984 Somoni
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 336 Somoni
40” flat screen tv 3,679 Somoni
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 987 Somoni
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 51 Somoni
Hourly rate for cleaning help 40 Somoni
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 448 Somoni
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 281 Somoni
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 523 Somoni
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 705 Somoni
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 132,307 Somoni
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8 Somoni
Monthly ticket public transport 141 Somoni
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 71 Somoni
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 121 Somoni
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 33 Somoni
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 38 Somoni
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 35 Somoni
4 rolls of toilet paper 12 Somoni
Tube of toothpaste 22 Somoni
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 55 Somoni
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 170 Somoni
2 tickets to the movies 112 Somoni
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 385 Somoni
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 43 Somoni
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 25 Somoni
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 19 Somoni
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 4,082 Somoni
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 2.000 Somoni
1 month of gym membership in business district 329 Somoni
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 31 Somoni

Map of Cost of Living in Tajikistan

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This map shows only the top cities in Tajikistan. 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.

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