Cost of living in Tehran, Iran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 271,335,440
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: ﷼‎ 143,524,680
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Tehran
Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district ﷼‎ 769,583
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) ﷼‎ 633,987
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast ﷼‎ 156,845
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk ﷼‎ 57,512
12 eggs, large ﷼‎ 240,421
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes ﷼‎ 61,622
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese ﷼‎ 270,608
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples ﷼‎ 97,179
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes ﷼‎ 67,755
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola ﷼‎ 67,603
Bread for 2 people for 1 day ﷼‎ 38,072
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area ﷼‎ 123,370,000
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area ﷼‎ 71,258,100
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat ﷼‎ 9,236,990
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area ﷼‎ 91,562,400
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area ﷼‎ 58,535,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio ﷼‎ 8,187,670
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) ﷼‎ 606,354
40” flat screen tv ﷼‎ 99,392,200
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 20,001,200
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) ﷼‎ 351,989
Hourly rate for cleaning help ﷼‎ 449,380
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) ﷼‎ 4,783,970
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) ﷼‎ 4,183,860
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 4,598,610
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes ﷼‎ 6,267,880
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new ﷼‎ 5,786,370,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas ﷼‎ 30,971
Monthly ticket public transport ﷼‎ 1,676,240
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) ﷼‎ 1,731,290
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) ﷼‎ 79,234
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) ﷼‎ 262,733
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) ﷼‎ 4,992,600
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) ﷼‎ 111,649
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) ﷼‎ 249,912
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) ﷼‎ 333,861
4 rolls of toilet paper ﷼‎ 222,186
Tube of toothpaste ﷼‎ 135,903
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 1,022,080
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub ﷼‎ 1,358,490
2 tickets to the movies ﷼‎ 311,443
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 ﷼‎ 2,084,600
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city ﷼‎ 259,150
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb ﷼‎ 95,318,400
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) ﷼‎ 9,064
1 month of gym membership in business district ﷼‎ 1,710,530
1 package of marlboro cigarettes ﷼‎ 451,666
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 912 prices entered by 80 different people.
Latest price update: August 10, 2020

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