Cost of living in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Summary of cost of living in Ulan Bator

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,356,570 ₮
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,633,670 ₮
  • 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.

List of prices in Ulan Bator
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,634 ₮
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12,586 ₮
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,923 ₮
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,747 ₮
12 eggs, large 4,854 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 6,899 ₮
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 11,010 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7,134 ₮
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,325 ₮
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,716 ₮
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 29,295 ₮
2 liters of coca-cola 3,212 ₮
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,573 ₮
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,227,860 ₮
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,248,370 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 203,525 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,169,120 ₮
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 601,406 ₮
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 117,194 ₮
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 40,606 ₮
40” flat screen tv 1,064,890 ₮
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 282,180 ₮
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 22,818 ₮
Hourly rate for cleaning help 17,259 ₮
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 113,832 ₮
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 92,199 ₮
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 223,299 ₮
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 252,289 ₮
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 48,478,700 ₮
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,281 ₮
Monthly ticket public transport 26,119 ₮
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 12,141 ₮
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,283 ₮
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 11,861 ₮
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 39,084 ₮
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 8,246 ₮
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,354 ₮
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,211 ₮
4 rolls of toilet paper 3,631 ₮
Tube of toothpaste 5,677 ₮
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 18,160 ₮
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 33,749 ₮
2 tickets to the movies 18,866 ₮
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 57,603 ₮
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 65,730 ₮
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 14,186 ₮
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,597 ₮
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,320 ₮
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,511,850 ₮
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 76 ₮
1 month of gym membership in business district 190,886 ₮
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 4,989 ₮
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 156 prices entered by 9 different people.
Latest price update: January 26, 2022

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