Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 201,183,638
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 113,061,949
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List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 441,900
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 381,661
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 133,911
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 55,008
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 108,307
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 64,846
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 188,990
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 85,575
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 56,220
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 58,079
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 30,164
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 103,720,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 61,489,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 3,760,550
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 58,800,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 30,923,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 1,823,110
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 826,586
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 55,990,700
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 23,885,400
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 356,122
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 229,109
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 3,421,590
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 4,399,490
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 16,502,200
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 3,969,410
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 3,295,590,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 11,971
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 910,570
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 265,765
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 99,213
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 212,151
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 1,917,090
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 238,764
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 286,525
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 297,722
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 145,163
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 170,444
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 379,623
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 898,832
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 305,906
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 3,065,170
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,188,090
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 176,571
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 80,091,700
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 3,881
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,638,720
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 277,572
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,098 prices entered by 98 different people.
Latest price update: April 08, 2020

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