Cologne vs Tehran - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Tehran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$839
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$2328
🏠 One person rent
$800
$463
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1200
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$216
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$59.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$267
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
91
96
😀 Quality of life
95
63
🏙️ Population
1.08M
8.69M

The cost of living in Cologne is 79% more expensive than in Tehran. Cities ranked 2657th and 5946th ($1502 vs $839) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 9th in Germany and Iran, respectively. Check Germany vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.3 months in Tehran. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Tehran ranked 1st in Iran, while ranked 15th and 4631st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Tehran

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Cologne Tehran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$4.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$34.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$4.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$574
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$400
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1558
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1065
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$13.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$21
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$14.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
20.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$2269
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$1215
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$14.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$3.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.52
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$3.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$3.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$3.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$7.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$1.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$0.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$4.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$2.61
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$6.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$5.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$20.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$2.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$38.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$15.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$50.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$146
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$120
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$1585

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

Cities near Tehran

Distance City Cost of living
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Golestan
$665
12 km or 7.6 mi Ray
$667
27 km or 17 mi Eslamshahr
$588
27 km or 17 mi Nasimshahr
$665
28 km or 17 mi Qods
$668
32 km or 20 mi Qarchak
$665
33 km or 20 mi Shahriar
$669
34 km or 21 mi Pakdasht
$667
36 km or 23 mi Pardis
$659
38 km or 23 mi Andisheh
$657
39 km or 24 mi Robat Karim
$657
39 km or 24 mi Fardis
$663
40 km or 25 mi Malard
$670
43 km or 26 mi Karaj
$688
46 km or 28 mi Mohammadshahr
$658
52 km or 32 mi Varamin
$838
52 km or 33 mi Kamal Shahr
$661
78 km or 49 mi Nazarabad
$658
120 km or 75 mi Amol
$603
121 km or 75 mi Khak-e Ali
$657
122 km or 76 mi Saveh
$666
127 km or 79 mi Qom
$993
142 km or 88 mi Qazvin
$1104
148 km or 92 mi Babol
$424
155 km or 96 mi Qaem Shahr
$664
176 km or 109 mi Sari
$529
178 km or 111 mi Semnan
$664
191 km or 119 mi Kashan
$600
210 km or 130 mi Lahijan
$662
239 km or 148 mi Arak
$567
240 km or 149 mi Rasht
$915
282 km or 175 mi Hamadan
$943
283 km or 176 mi Malayer
$412
284 km or 177 mi Zanjan
$516
302 km or 188 mi Gorgan
$591
315 km or 196 mi Borujerd
$631
316 km or 196 mi Shahin Shahr
$660
326 km or 202 mi Dorud
$658
333 km or 207 mi Shahrud
$662
334 km or 207 mi Khomeyni Shahr
$662