Almaty vs Tehran - Cost of Living Comparison

Almaty Tehran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$775
$833
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1767
$2242
🏠 One person rent
$434
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$722
$986
🍽️ Food expenses
$221
$211
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.8
$58.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$534
$288
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
16 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
50
96
😀 Quality of life
64
63
🏙️ Population
1.92M
8.69M

The cost of living in Almaty is 7% less expensive than in Tehran. Cities ranked 6284th and 6091st ($775 vs $833) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 13th in Kazakhstan and Iran, respectively. Check Kazakhstan vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Almaty compared to 0.3 months in Tehran. Almaty ranked 2nd best city to live in Kazakhstan vs Tehran ranked 1st in Iran, while ranked 4680th and 4832nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Almaty vs Tehran

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Almaty Tehran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.39
$3.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.7
$30.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$0.95
 Cappuccino
$2.42
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.78
$0.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$521
$493
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$361
$378
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$967
$1256
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$587
$876
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.2
$13.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.3
$20.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$10.4
$13
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.21%
20.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1594
$2122
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1085
$1325
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.17
$0.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.7
$15
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.12
$3.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.43
$0.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.36
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$3.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.48
$1.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.56
$4.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
$3.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$7.86
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.78
$1.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$0.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.41
$0.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$4.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.68
$0.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.7
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.21
$3.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.54
$3.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.96
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$7.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.98
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.9
$20.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$1.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$101
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.19
$24.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$62.2
$48.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.9
$133
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$194
$130
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5538
$1787

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Distance City Cost of living
23 km or 14 mi Kaskelen
$478
68 km or 42 mi Cholpon-Ata
$437
72 km or 45 mi Kapchagay
$478
139 km or 86 mi Tokmok
$382
171 km or 107 mi Kant
$436
194 km or 121 mi Bishkek
$535
215 km or 134 mi Naryn
$436
229 km or 142 mi Taldiqorgan
$522
357 km or 222 mi Toktogul
$414
360 km or 224 mi Aksu
$670
363 km or 226 mi Yining
$662
389 km or 242 mi Talas
$436
398 km or 247 mi Artux
$648
413 km or 256 mi Jalal-Abad
$415
427 km or 265 mi Balkhash
$466
429 km or 267 mi Kashgar
$663
451 km or 280 mi Taraz
$453
452 km or 281 mi Bole
$647
455 km or 283 mi Osh
$392
471 km or 293 mi Andijan
$571
472 km or 293 mi Aral
$640
499 km or 310 mi Namangan
$418
529 km or 329 mi Margilan
$428
530 km or 329 mi Fergana
$349
605 km or 376 mi Shymkent
$541
631 km or 392 mi Konibodom
$538
633 km or 393 mi Chirchiq
$501
633 km or 393 mi Tacheng
$640
637 km or 396 mi Wusu
$651
655 km or 407 mi Kuytun
$642
664 km or 413 mi Tashkent
$701
670 km or 417 mi Istiklol
$536
679 km or 422 mi Kentau
$500
683 km or 424 mi Ghafurov
$539
684 km or 425 mi Karamay
$720
685 km or 425 mi Buston
$526
688 km or 427 mi Khujand
$625
701 km or 435 mi Turkistan
$470
731 km or 454 mi Hotan
$652
742 km or 461 mi Shihezi
$816

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Distance City Cost of living
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Golestan
$696
12 km or 7.6 mi Ray
$693
27 km or 17 mi Eslamshahr
$636
27 km or 17 mi Nasimshahr
$695
28 km or 17 mi Qods
$699
32 km or 20 mi Qarchak
$694
33 km or 20 mi Shahriar
$696
34 km or 21 mi Pakdasht
$694
36 km or 23 mi Pardis
$686
38 km or 23 mi Andisheh
$686
39 km or 24 mi Robat Karim
$688
39 km or 24 mi Fardis
$689
40 km or 25 mi Malard
$699
43 km or 26 mi Karaj
$792
46 km or 28 mi Mohammadshahr
$688
52 km or 32 mi Varamin
$836
52 km or 33 mi Kamal Shahr
$688
78 km or 49 mi Nazarabad
$686
120 km or 75 mi Amol
$504
121 km or 75 mi Khak-e Ali
$689
122 km or 76 mi Saveh
$694
127 km or 79 mi Qom
$1123
142 km or 88 mi Qazvin
$1151
148 km or 92 mi Babol
$450
155 km or 96 mi Qaem Shahr
$693
176 km or 109 mi Sari
$568
178 km or 111 mi Semnan
$690
191 km or 119 mi Kashan
$631
210 km or 130 mi Lahijan
$690
239 km or 148 mi Arak
$594
240 km or 149 mi Rasht
$898
282 km or 175 mi Hamadan
$932
283 km or 176 mi Malayer
$447
284 km or 177 mi Zanjan
$515
302 km or 188 mi Gorgan
$558
315 km or 196 mi Borujerd
$664
316 km or 196 mi Shahin Shahr
$692
326 km or 202 mi Dorud
$689
333 km or 207 mi Shahrud
$688
334 km or 207 mi Khomeyni Shahr
$694