Ashgabat vs Medan - Cost of Living Comparison

Ashgabat Medan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1233
$496
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2878
$1327
🏠 One person rent
$531
$187
🏘️ Family rent
$949
$376
🍽️ Food expenses
$540
$212
🚐 Transport expenses
$42.6
$38.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$562
$308
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
5 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
7
46
😀 Quality of life
30
47
🏙️ Population
828K
2.11M

The cost of living in Ashgabat is 149% more expensive than in Medan. Cities ranked 4068th and 8424th ($1233 vs $496) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 6th and 26th in Turkmenistan and Indonesia, respectively. Check Turkmenistan vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Ashgabat compared to 0.6 months in Medan. Ashgabat ranked 1st best city to live in Turkmenistan vs Medan ranked 10th in Indonesia, while ranked 8436th and 6454th among best cities to live in the world.

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Ashgabat Medan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$18.8
$1.77
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.6
$13.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$10.1
$3.25
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.1
$4.35
 Cappuccino
$3.75
$2.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$4.55
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$635
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$386
$120
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$933
$399
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$807
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.5
$25.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.1
$38.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.5
$13.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.97%
9.43%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3243
$2013
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2384
$885
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.14
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.4
$8.04
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.27
$4.32
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.36
$0.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.43
$1.36
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.9
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.1
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.5
$1.18
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$7.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.26
$2.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$19.4
$7.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$2.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.08
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.99
$0.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.7
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.2
$38.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.99
$2.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$18.9
$1.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.65
$2.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.82
$2.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.02
$0.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.79
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.9
$25
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$19.2
$3.51
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.2
$16
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.43
$2.91
👖 Brand Jeans
$80
$43.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$92.6
$75.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.7
$90.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4395
$11041

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Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.2 mi Anau
$1366
95 km or 59 mi Quchan
$687
99 km or 61 mi Baherden
$1362
107 km or 66 mi Bojnord
$540
197 km or 123 mi Nishapur
$640
203 km or 126 mi Sabzevar
$638
212 km or 132 mi Mashhad
$658
294 km or 183 mi Gonbad-e Kavus
$531
302 km or 187 mi Kashmar
$687
306 km or 190 mi Mary
$1305
307 km or 191 mi Torbat-e Heydarieh
$687
344 km or 213 mi Shahrud
$688
361 km or 224 mi Torbat-e Jam
$717
367 km or 228 mi Gorgan
$558
451 km or 280 mi Dasoguz
$1316
469 km or 291 mi Turkmenabat
$1331
496 km or 308 mi Sari
$568
513 km or 318 mi Nukus
$397
516 km or 321 mi Qaem Shahr
$693
517 km or 321 mi Semnan
$690
524 km or 325 mi Herat
$375
528 km or 328 mi Babol
$450
558 km or 347 mi Amol
$504
561 km or 349 mi Bukhara
$379
570 km or 354 mi Birjand
$691
634 km or 394 mi Pardis
$686
654 km or 406 mi Qarshi
$404
657 km or 408 mi Pakdasht
$694
660 km or 410 mi Golestan
$696
667 km or 414 mi Sheberghan
$326
668 km or 415 mi Qarchak
$694
668 km or 415 mi Tehran
$833
670 km or 417 mi Varamin
$836
671 km or 417 mi Ray
$693
693 km or 431 mi Qods
$699
694 km or 431 mi Eslamshahr
$636
695 km or 432 mi Nasimshahr
$695
700 km or 435 mi Shahriar
$696
701 km or 435 mi Karaj
$792
703 km or 437 mi Fardis
$689

Cities near Medan

Distance City Cost of living
21 km or 13 mi Binjai
$461
67 km or 41 mi Tebing Tinggi
$486
90 km or 56 mi Pematangsiantar
$320
119 km or 74 mi Langsa
$487
148 km or 92 mi Tanjungbalai
$487
238 km or 148 mi Lhokseumawe
$487
264 km or 164 mi Teluk Intan
$599
264 km or 164 mi Taiping
$1007
264 km or 164 mi Padangsidempuan
$487
268 km or 166 mi George Town
$654
269 km or 167 mi Butterworth
$600
286 km or 178 mi Ipoh
$573
298 km or 185 mi Sungai Petani
$580
307 km or 191 mi Gunungsitoli
$482
317 km or 197 mi Klang
$624
322 km or 200 mi Ko Lipe
$597
324 km or 201 mi Langkawi
$549
325 km or 202 mi Shah Alam
$675
331 km or 206 mi Alor Setar
$539
332 km or 206 mi Subang Jaya
$675
332 km or 206 mi Petaling Jaya
$667
341 km or 212 mi Kuala Lumpur
$743
342 km or 212 mi Cyberjaya
$533
345 km or 215 mi Putrajaya
$522
352 km or 219 mi Kangar
$610
378 km or 235 mi Seremban
$559
381 km or 237 mi Dumai
$491
422 km or 262 mi Hat Yai
$527
426 km or 265 mi Banda Aceh
$444
431 km or 268 mi Malacca
$589
445 km or 277 mi Ko Lanta
$598
466 km or 289 mi Pekanbaru
$506
468 km or 291 mi Muar
$606
470 km or 292 mi Phuket
$821
483 km or 300 mi Kota Bharu
$511
487 km or 303 mi Ao Nang
$706
489 km or 304 mi Krabi
$597
515 km or 320 mi Batu Pahat
$633
518 km or 322 mi Kuantan
$572
529 km or 329 mi Kuala Terengganu
$493