Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 269,478,522
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 150,665,750
  • 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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List of prices in Tehran, Iran. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 816,070
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 620,948
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 265,197
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 56,278
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 317,247
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 89,688
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 419,943
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 133,273
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 132,091
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 65,689
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 48,590
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 137,079,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 75,327,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 10,103,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 98,795,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 65,367,900
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 9,566,170
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 658,784
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 83,969,000
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 20,001,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 386,788
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 347,639
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 5,447,430
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 4,994,540
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 3,353,400
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 6,754,820
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 3,809,500,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 64,067
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 987,447
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 1,719,880
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 62,584
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 264,332
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 4,992,600
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 121,929
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 74,505
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 350,868
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 263,985
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 148,611
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1,413,230
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 1,834,510
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 290,339
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) ﷼‎ 1,869,390
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert ﷼‎ 2,845,350
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 304,835
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 76,005,100
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 9,064
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 2,121,270
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 491,830
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 933 prices entered by 74 different people.
Latest price update: July 03, 2020

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