Cost of Living in Mazar-i-Sharif

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$438
$934
🛋️ Without rent
$231
$657
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$207
$277
🍽️ Food
$140
$359
🚐 Transport
$56.2
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$230
😀 Quality of life
13
🏙️ Population
469K

The average cost of living in Mazar-i-Sharif is $438, which is in the top 5% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8832nd out of 9294 in our global list and 7th out of 12 in Afghanistan.

The median after-tax salary is $230, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 9184th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Afghanistan. With an estimated population of 469K, 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 airport 8 km Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport
😷 Air quality Bad 37.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12332 Balkh University
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Prices in Mazar-i-Sharif

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.69
 Cappuccino
$1.04
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$72
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$35.8
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$131
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$66.6
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$102
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$332
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.46
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.65
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.95
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$1.19
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.06
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.56
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$9.87
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.97
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$11.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$66.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1196

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