Afghanistan vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanIran
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$1646
🏠 One person rent
$152
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$686
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$211
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$32.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$328
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$2283
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.22
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
76.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
25
🏙️ Population
37.5M
80M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 47% less expensive than in Iran ($668). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 127th for Iran in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 191st and 89th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Iran

AfghanistanIran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$4.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$21.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$4.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$1.03
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$257
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$868
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$559
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$28.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$43.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$21.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
20.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$2459
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$1371
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$3.57
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.44
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$0.57
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.35
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$4.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$4.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$13.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$0.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$0.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$0.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$1.25
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$2.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$3.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$4.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$2.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$24.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$3.91
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$18.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$5.59
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$53.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$132
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$1414

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Iran

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Iran

CityCost of livingPopulation
Tehran
$854
8.85M
Mashhad
$699
3M
Tabriz
$897
1.56M
Isfahan
$644
1.76M
Kermanshah
$514
946K
Karaj
$669
1.59M
Shiraz
$592
1.46M
Ahvaz
$368
1.18M
Rasht
$585
640K
Arak
$666
484K
Qom
$714
1.2M
Zahedan
$784
588K
Babol
$655
250K
Ardabil
$628
529K
Kerman
$562
573K
Bandar Abbas
$608
527K
Zanjan
$509
433K
Urmia
$394
736K
Eslamshahr
$572
448K
Kashan
$540
433K
Qazvin
$875
382K
Sanandaj
$788
374K
Gorgan
$479
312K
Khorramabad
$510
348K
Sari
$580
347K
Yazd
$606
530K
Qods
$601
310K
Shahriar
$599
310K
Malard
$597
281K
Nishapur
$585
276K