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Cost of Living in Jalalabad | Afghanistan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$291
$702
🛋️ Without rent
$177
$493
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$115
$209
🍽️ Food
$131
$335
🚐 Transport
$16.4
$44.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
🏙️ Population
205k

The average cost of living in Jalalabad is $291, which is in the top 0% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 9243rd out of 9294 in our global list and 12th out of 12 in Afghanistan.

The median after-tax salary is $175, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 9271st (TOP 100%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 11th best city to live in Afghanistan. With an estimated population of 205k, Jalalabad is the 6th largest city in Afghanistan.

Why living in Jalalabad is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Jalalabad for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport5 kmJalalabad Airport
😷 Air qualityUnhealthy60.4 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank13984Nangarhar University
Cost of living in Jalalabad infographic

Prices in Jalalabad

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$7.72
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.61
☕ Cappuccino
$0.65
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.69
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.27

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.93
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$62.7
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$43.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$178
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$755
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$292

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$3.88
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$31.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$11.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1222