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Cost of Living in Kabul | Afghanistan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$414
$975
🛋️ Without rent
$245
$679
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$169
$296
🍽️ Food
$139
$352
🚐 Transport
$72.8
$198
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$244
🏙️ Population
3.68M

The average cost of living in Kabul is $414, which is in the top 6% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8680th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 12 in Afghanistan.

The median after-tax salary is $244, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 9046th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Afghanistan. With an estimated population of 3.68M, Kabul is the 1st largest city in Afghanistan.

Why living in Kabul 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 Kabul for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmHamid Karzai International Airport
😷 Air qualityUnhealthy58.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank9018The American University of Afghanistan
Cost of living in Kabul infographic

Prices in Kabul

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$8.99
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.16
☕ Cappuccino
$1.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.35

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$0.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.12
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.69

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$138
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$78
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$174
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$34.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$44.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$834
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$428

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$34.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$36.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1137

Kabul Cost of Living comparison