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Cost of Living in Kabul

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 54.04
Rent Index: 10.26
Groceries Index: 41.61
Restaurants Index: 43.24
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 33.28
Local Purchasing Power: 28.26
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.52 $ 7.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 17.73 $ 12.90-25.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.39 $ 5.70-9.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.70 $ 4.00-6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.09 $ 1.76-2.70
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.38 $ 0.35-0.40
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.26 $ 0.20-0.35
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.05 $ 0.88-1.26
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.21 $ 0.16-0.25
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.46 $ 0.88-2.00
Eggs (12) 1.20 $ 1.17-1.23
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.16 $ 3.00-5.27
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 3.88 $ 3.70-4.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.46 $ 5.00-8.00
Apples (1kg) 2.02 $ 1.10-3.00
Banana (1kg) 1.60 $ 1.00-2.20
Oranges (1kg) 1.97 $ 1.00-3.00
Tomato (1kg) 0.61 $ 0.40-1.00
Potato (1kg) 0.57 $ 0.44-0.70
Onion (1kg) 0.42 $ 0.32-0.50
Lettuce (1 head) 0.33 $ 0.20-0.41
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.63 $ 0.50-1.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 40.95 $ 10.00-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.12 $ 0.32-14.04
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.79 $ 3.00-7.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.36 $ 1.76-4.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.19 $ 0.18-0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14.95 $ 8.00-20.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.88 $ 0.87-1.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.65 $ 0.50-1.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 4.73-8.78
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.16 $ 1.00-1.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,000.00 $ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 153.35 $ 100.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.05-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 434.71 $ 400.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 14.61 $ 9.80-20.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.59 $ 8.78-10.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 24.87 $ 15.00-50.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.32 $ 21.06-30.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.00 $ 60.00-70.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64.44 $ 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 180.00 $ 100.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 560.00 $ 500.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 370.00 $ 250.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 983.88 $ 730.87-1,500.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 465.22 $ 430.45-500.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 337.50 $ 300.00-400.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.00 10.00-12.00

Prices in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Last update: March, 2016
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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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