Cost of Living in Ashgabat

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1673
$3851
🛋️ Without rent
$842
$2297
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$832
$1555
🍽️ Food
$656
$1659
🚐 Transport
$47.3
$135
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$570
😀 Quality of life
30
🏙️ Population
828K

The average cost of living in Ashgabat is $1673, which is in the top 30% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2755th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 6 in Turkmenistan.

The median after-tax salary is $570, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 8402nd (TOP 90%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Turkmenistan. With an estimated population of 828K, Ashgabat is the 1st largest city in Turkmenistan.

Why living in Ashgabat costs 2.9 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 Ashgabat for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Ashgabat International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 21.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Ashgabat

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$31.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.38
 Cappuccino
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$913
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$641
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1460
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1376
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$47.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$88.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4570
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3434
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.69
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$3.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$5.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$24.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.67
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$27.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$25.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.84
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$16.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$83.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$144
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6268

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