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Cost of Living in Mazar-i-Sharif | Afghanistan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$331
$765
🛋️ Without rent
$198
$547
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$133
$218
🍽️ Food
$138
$350
🚐 Transport
$30.4
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$251
🏙️ Population
428k

The average cost of living in Mazar-i-Sharif is $331, which is in the top 2% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 9103rd out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 12 in Afghanistan.

The median after-tax salary is $251, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 9136th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Afghanistan. With an estimated population of 428k, Mazar-i-Sharif is the 4th largest city in Afghanistan.

Why living in Mazar-i-Sharif 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 Mazar-i-Sharif for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmMazar I Sharif Airport
😷 Air qualityUnhealthy57.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank13687Mawlana University
Cost of living in Mazar-i-Sharif infographic

Prices in Mazar-i-Sharif

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$5.89
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.35
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.55

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.61
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.62
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.26

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.69

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$90.4
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$48.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$195
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$110
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$565
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$258

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$7.67
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$21.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1037