Cost of Living in Tehran

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$839
$2328
🛋️ Without rent
$376
$1129
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$463
$1200
🍽️ Food
$216
$588
🚐 Transport
$59.2
$160
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$267
😀 Quality of life
63
🏙️ Population
8.69M

The average cost of living in Tehran is $839, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5946th out of 9294 in our global list and 9th out of 102 in Iran.

The median after-tax salary is $267, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 4631st (TOP 50%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Iran. With an estimated population of 8.69M, Tehran is the 1st largest city in Iran.

Why living in Tehran costs 3.1 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Tehran for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 9 km Mehrabad International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 31.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 369 University of Tehran
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Prices in Tehran

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

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