Afghanistan vs Tajikistan - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Tajikistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$652
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$1681
🏠 One person rent
$256
$288
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$487
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$240
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$20
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$190
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$1054
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.44
❤️ Life expectancy
62
71.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
20
🌐 English speaking %
6%
5%
🎓 Higher education
24
20
😀 Quality of life
9
23
🏙️ Population
37.5M
8.92M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 22% less expensive than in Tajikistan ($652). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 147th for Tajikistan in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.3 months in Tajikistan. Ranked 193rd and 165th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Tajikistan

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Tajikistan as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Tajikistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$5.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$18.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$2.02
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$357
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$192
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$585
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$358
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$39.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$60.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$23.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
17.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$805
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$480
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$4.59
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$3.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$0.83
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$1.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$10.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$3.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$6.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$0.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$0.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.83
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$0.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$7.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$1.83
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$3.48
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$1.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$30.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$4.57
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$3.11
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$32
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$61.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$94.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$11489

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Tajikistan

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Tajikistan

City Cost of living Population
Dushanbe
$640
863K
Khujand
$697
182K
Qurghonteppa
$636
127K
Istaravshan
$676
64.3K
Konibodom
$682
54.4K
Buston
$683
29.8K
Tursunzoda
$631
46.7K
Panjakent
$648
33K
Ghafurov
$685
18.4K
Istiklol
$685
14.2K