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Cost of Living in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 56.56
Rent Index: 8.84
Groceries Index: 45.13
Restaurants Index: 42.24
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 32.90
Local Purchasing Power: 35.02

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.76 $
4.00
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 17.73 $
12.00
25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $
5.70
8.78
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.35 $
4.70
6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $
2.00
5.95
Cappuccino (regular) 2.09 $
1.76
2.70
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.45 $
0.35
0.70
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.28 $
0.20
0.35
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.05 $
3.70
4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.20 $
0.18
0.23
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 $
0.65
0.91
Eggs (12) 1.20 $
1.10
1.30
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.05 $
1.54
2.39
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.77 $
1.68
1.81
Apples (1 lb) 0.99 $
0.60
1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.10 $
0.58
1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.36 $
0.23
0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.31 $
0.27
0.40
Lettuce (1 head) 0.40 $
0.40
0.41
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 $
0.29
1.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 40.95 $
10.00
50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.35 $
4.00
14.04
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.38 $
4.15
7.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.06 $
1.76
2.36
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 $
0.20
0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 11.48 $
8.00
14.95
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.94 $
0.88
1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.78 $
1.61
1.95
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
3.00
8.78
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.81 $
4.50
5.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,500.00 $
12,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 166.68 $
117.80
200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.17 $
0.09
0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 400.00 $
400.00
400.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12.43 $
9.80
17.50
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8.56 $
6.90
10.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.50 $
2.00
3.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 32.83 $
25.00
50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.53 $
21.06
30.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 50.00 $
50.00
50.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 69.26 $
50.00
87.77
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 300.00 $
300.00
300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 140.00 $
100.00
200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 500.00 $
400.00
600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 325.00 $
200.00
500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 91.35 $
65.23
139.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 44.30 $
39.99
46.45
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 375.00 $
350.00
400.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 7.00

These data are based on 263 entries in the past 18 months from 22 different contributors.

Last update: May, 2015

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6 Comments so far

#Grammar Czar on Apr 10, 2015 :
#Farid Muti

*The cost of living is still very high. More than 70 of people in Afghanistan are unemployed. How do people live in Afghanistan?
#KAKA on Jan 15, 2015 :
Yes it is true but i think all are past we have to find a new view.
#Nikzad on Jul 01, 2014 :
"'tabel ki nachii chai pani milaga'" they are all curraptions work there
#liana on Jun 02, 2014 :
I think its not expense then U A E India Pakistan etc
#Tamim on Apr 12, 2014 :
<b>In 2008 according to CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html the unemployment rate was 40% so not sure what will be now.
#Farid Muti on Jul 20, 2012 :
Still now the price is very high ,more than 70 percent is unemployment in Afghanistan,how people life in Afghanistan.

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