India vs Iran - Cost of Living Comparison

India Iran
🚶 Cost of living one person
$416
$723
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1027
$1849
🏠 One person rent
$165
$357
🏘️ Family rent
$317
$769
🍽️ Food expenses
$164
$237
🚐 Transport expenses
$45.3
$35.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$620
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$1928
$2422
😃 Human freedom index
6.39
4.53
❤️ Life expectancy
69.9
76.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
25
🌐 English speaking %
10.6%
12%
🎓 Higher education
73
80
😀 Quality of life
51
44
🏙️ Population
1.33B
80M

The average cost of living in India ($416) is 42% less expensive than in Iran ($723). India ranked 190th vs 117th for Iran in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in India compared to 0.5 months in Iran. Ranked 85th and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in India vs Iran

We calculate prices for India and Iran as a population-weighted mean of 220 and 102 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.

India Iran
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.93
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.3
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.88
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.21
$0.99
 Cappuccino
$1.84
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$436
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$116
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$400
$993
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$638
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26.3
$25
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.2
$38.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$9.72
$21.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.33%
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1696
$2252
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$822
$1269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.7
$17.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.63
$3.37
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.25
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.46
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$3.18
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.96
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.41
$5.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$4.35
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.82
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.87
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.53
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
$0.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.76
$1.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.76
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.62
$2.82
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.91
$4.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.66
$3.08
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.9
$27.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.31
$3.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$31.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.7
$8.43
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.4
$54.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.9
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$64.1
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1660
$1191

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Cities Comparison in India vs Iran

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M

In Iran

City Cost of living Population
Tehran
$839
8.69M
Tabriz
$1049
1.56M
Mashhad
$668
3M
Hamadan
$943
554K
Shiraz
$724
1.57M
Isfahan
$605
1.96M
Kermanshah
$627
946K
Karaj
$688
1.59M
Ahvaz
$490
1.18M
Qazvin
$1104
403K
Qom
$993
1.2M
Ardabil
$842
529K
Bandar Abbas
$675
527K
Rasht
$915
680K
Sari
$529
347K
Eslamshahr
$588
448K
Kerman
$680
538K
Babol
$424
250K
Zanjan
$516
433K
Kashan
$600
433K
Abadan
$630
231K
Sanandaj
$755
413K
Arak
$567
521K
Khorramabad
$639
373K
Yazd
$809
530K
Urmia
$449
736K
Gorgan
$591
312K
Shahriar
$669
310K
Qods
$668
310K
Malard
$670
281K