Cost of living in Kabul, Afghanistan

Summary of cost of living in Kabul

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 126,494 Afghani
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 54,073 Afghani
  • 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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List of prices in Kabul, Afghanistan. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 375 Afghani
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 265 Afghani
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 179 Afghani
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 66 Afghani
12 eggs, large 92 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45 Afghani
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 226 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 55 Afghani
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 24 Afghani
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 184 Afghani
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 1,570 Afghani
2 liters of coca-cola 66 Afghani
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 36 Afghani
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 36,703 Afghani
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 21,873 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,769 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 29,214 Afghani
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 18,478 Afghani
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 5,256 Afghani
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,368 Afghani
40” flat screen tv 20,507 Afghani
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 8,490 Afghani
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 305 Afghani
Hourly rate for cleaning help 197 Afghani
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,613 Afghani
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,240 Afghani
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,582 Afghani
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,772 Afghani
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,428,200 Afghani
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42 Afghani
Monthly ticket public transport 2,667 Afghani
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 427 Afghani
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 142 Afghani
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 322 Afghani
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 196 Afghani
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 186 Afghani
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 266 Afghani
4 rolls of toilet paper 77 Afghani
Tube of toothpaste 126 Afghani
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 279 Afghani
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 823 Afghani
2 tickets to the movies 371 Afghani
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,500 Afghani
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,327 Afghani
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,261 Afghani
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 217 Afghani
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 384 Afghani
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 19,541 Afghani
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.51 Afghani
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,541 Afghani
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 148 Afghani
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 205 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: May 06, 2021

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