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Cost of Living in Kabul

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 55.13
Rent Index: 10.20
Groceries Index: 40.14
Restaurants Index: 48.24
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 33.80
Local Purchasing Power: 25.46
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.76 $ 7.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.00 $ 12.90-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 5.70-8.78
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.70-6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 3.00-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.34 $ 2.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.38 $ 0.35-0.40
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.31 $ 0.20-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.62 $ 3.32-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.14-0.23
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.40-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.20 $ 1.17-1.23
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.36-2.39
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.76 $ 1.68-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.77 $ 2.27-3.63
Apples (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.50-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.45-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.45-1.07
Tomato (1 lb) 0.28 $ 0.18-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.14-0.40
Onion (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.14-0.23
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) 3.50 $ 3.00-4.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.29 $ 4.15-7.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.18 $ 2.00-2.36
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.19 $ 0.18-0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 14.95-20.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 $ 0.88-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.21 $ 0.80-1.95
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.78 $ 4.73-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.03 $ 2.73-4.92
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 915 sq ft Apartment 163.35 $ 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) 446.28 $ 400.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 16.61 $ 9.80-20.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.69 $ 8.78-10.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.50 $ 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) 70.00 $ 70.00-70.00
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 Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 79.42 $ 67.90-92.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 43.22 $ 39.99-46.45
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 316.67 $ 300.00-350.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.00 10.00-12.00

Prices in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Last update: May, 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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