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Cost of Living in Kabul, Afghanistan

Prices in Kabul

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 67.31
Rent Index: 12.45
Groceries Index: 52.07
Restaurants Index: 39.22
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.89
Local Purchasing Power: 19.65

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.18 $
4.00
9.21
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15.00 $
12.00
20.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 5.00 $
2.30
6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
3.00
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $
3.00
3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.06 $
2.00
2.31
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.64 $
0.50
1.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.87 $
0.74
1.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.07 $
1.00
1.20
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.22 $
0.20
0.25
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.67 $
1.00
2.00
Eggs (12) 1.44 $
1.20
1.80
Local Cheese (1kg) 5.33 $
5.00
6.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.00 $
6.00
6.00
Apples (1kg) 2.55 $
2.10
3.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.33 $
3.00
4.00
Tomato (1kg) 1.28 $
0.75
2.10
Potato (1kg) 0.62 $
0.55
0.70
Lettuce (1 head) 1.00 $
1.00
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.60 $
0.40
1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.00 $
4.00
4.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 4.00 $
3.00
5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $
1.00
2.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $
0.20
0.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
0.87
4.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.90 $
0.80
1.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.10 $
1.20
5.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.43 $
1.20
1.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 193.33 $
150.00
230.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.35 $
0.20
0.50
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 400.00 $
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.00 $
10.00
100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.50 $
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 35.00 $
30.00
40.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.50 $
30.00
33.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 50.00 $
50.00
50.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 75.00 $
50.00
100.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 450.00 $
400.00
500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 175.00 $
100.00
200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 500.00 $
300.00
700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 433.33 $
300.00
500.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,000.00 $
300.00
1,500.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 350.00 $
200.00
500.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 350.00 $
200.00
500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 8.50
7.00
10.00

These data are based on 189 entries in the past 18 months from 21 different contributors.

Last update: April, 2014

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3 Comments so far

#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.
#Ali on Jan 06, 2011 :
for an afghan 300$ is enough but for a forigner ...

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