Cost of Living in Tehran

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 42.96
Rent Index: 23.81
Groceries Index: 39.79
Restaurants Index: 36.39
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 33.88
Local Purchasing Power: 45.92
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $ 3.12-8.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 $ 15.00-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 $ 3.50-7.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 8.00 $ 6.30-9.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 1.98-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.71 $ 2.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.46 $ 0.33-0.55
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.21 $ 0.15-0.30
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.80 $ 0.70-1.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.54 $ 0.30-1.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.51 $ 2.00-3.00
Eggs (12) 1.49 $ 1.04-2.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 4.86 $ 3.00-8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 3.38 $ 2.50-4.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.60 $ 8.57-13.23
Apples (1kg) 1.41 $ 1.00-2.00
Banana (1kg) 1.37 $ 1.00-2.00
Oranges (1kg) 1.61 $ 1.00-2.00
Tomato (1kg) 0.86 $ 0.50-1.00
Potato (1kg) 0.63 $ 0.42-1.00
Onion (1kg) 0.63 $ 0.50-1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.73 $ 0.44-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.42 $ 0.30-0.61
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 27.00 $ 17.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.07 $ 0.99-3.34
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 $ 1.98-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.06 $ 1.83-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 18.00 $ 10.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.40 $ 0.30-1.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $ 0.30-0.80
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.31 $ 0.28-0.33
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $ 20,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 37.22 $ 25.00-55.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.02 $ 0.02-0.03
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 79.14 $ 30.00-130.54
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.04 $ 20.00-48.50
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.10 $ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.24 $ 2.00-3.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.91 $ 35.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 47.32 $ 25.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 107.95 $ 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 83.11 $ 55.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 615.92 $ 400.00-900.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 433.77 $ 300.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,329.25 $ 900.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 891.96 $ 600.00-1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,116.54 $ 1,600.00-3,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,209.44 $ 1,000.00-1,600.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 558.19 $ 400.00-800.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 22.47 16.00-28.00

Prices in Tehran, Iran

These data are based on 3492 entries in the past 12 months from 269 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016
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87 Comments so far
#bashir xiddig on Apr 01, 2016 :
I am very glad the life standard of iran, i like to see great people of persians, tehran and esfahan are my favourite cities which i like to visit.
#HM on Feb 15, 2016 :
real cost of living in Tehran:
The major Cost is Rent: City center rent is lower than Outside of City center because of traffic, population, pollution,etc.... For 100 Sq meter in city center 500$ up to 800$ Monthly. for Outside of City center from 600$ up to 1800$ !!! (depends on the quality of the apartment and which part of city).
IF you leave in a Washington dc and you expend 45.000$ net/year to keep the same level of living in Tehran you need between 32-35000$ net(depends on your rent).
If you leave in Paris and you earn 40000 euro net/year you need about 30000 euro net to keep your level of life in Tehran.
Remember we are talking about the average cost of living for 2 adults, if you have kids please add at least 500$ (for each kid) monthly (school, other costs).
If you are used to travel 1 or twice year (outside country) add the travel cost to your expenses.
Cars are expensive in Tehran, triple the price of any car in europe/usa and you can buy any car in Tehran.
If you want to buy new build Apartment outside of center the price is from 1400$ up to 8000$ per Sq/meter !!! the average is about 2000$/sqm.
Rent in other cities are 25% up to 60% less than tehran.
Have fun :)
#Santi on Feb 09, 2016 :
I heard that only consumption of non-alcoholic beer is allowed in Iran. But what exactly does that mean? Must the beer contain 0,0 % alcohol or is 0,5 % okay? I ask because in other countries non-alcoholic means less than 0,5%... A friend told me that the beer usually comes in flavors like peach or lemon, is this true? What are the common brands ?
#Amir on Jan 19, 2016 :
There are certain places in Tehran which rent goes as high as $5000 a month (i.e, Ekbatan, shahrak gharb, saadat abad) and there are places which rent is $300+ (i.e pasdaran, poonak, tajrish) and there places where rent is as low as $150 (i.e south ferdosi street which is the heart and center of Tehran and mid class).
There are even places where rent is maximum $100, but those places are the south of tehran and may or may not come to your taste.

Always get a reliable citizen(not an agent who will double the rent for foreigners!), to get your rental contract done. ( or do it yourself if you know persian).

You can ultimately find some nice one on streets to bring you around, since iranian people really love alliens and take time for them. Trust me.
#Anonymous on Jan 06, 2016 :
Who says Tehran is more expensive than north America. I am from Toronto, Canada, and finding a one bedroom apartment in the suburbs is around 1300$ and downtown 1600. Gas is expensive, phone plans are expensive and the apartments are horrible by western standards. Tehran is quite crowded though and dangerous so I prefer Esfahan.
#Soroush on Nov 11, 2015 :
Hi guys iam soroush
If you guys are intreasted in iran
I can help you... i will meet you the day you arrive to your hotel we can see tehran and shiraz together
Contact me .
Be safe :)
#Anonymous on Oct 30, 2015 :
#Hafeez on Aug 05, 2015 :
"Hi, Any Business needs a reliable person to start business In Tehran.I can help him. I am also interested in small business in Tehran. I know Tehran very well where to live and where to sell.I myself is very much intrested in ADHESIVES AND GLUES TO SELL IN TEHRAN. Any one have connections with the manufacturers IN USA can contect me. Manufacurers of glues and adhesives need business in IRAN...I offer my services..."

Hi Hafeez, i would be glad to get in tough with you regarding the "ADHESIVES AND GLUES TO SELL IN TEHRAN" business plan. This is my e-mail:
Looking forward to hear from you.
#Hass on Oct 07, 2015 :
Salam All
I am also planning to go again to main cities this year...I have been last month. Any one interested....please email....perhaps we can arrange something.
#V on Aug 26, 2015 :
@ (Hafeez on Aug 05, 2015),

any way for me to communicate? email, tel ??
#Jimmy Patrawala on Aug 23, 2015 :
I'm planning for Iran tour.Im am interested in Tehran, Sheraz, Yazad, Parsi polis followed by Esfan. Please give me the details for the same...
#Raza on Aug 23, 2015 :
Selam all,
I will be visiting Iran in the middle of Sept.
Can anyone please tell me good cheap hotels in Tehran & Mash'had. I am on a tight budget but not willing to compromise comfort for saving money. Also how much will hiring a cab for 8 hours cost in Tehran & in Mashhad?
And how much is avg daily meal cost (Lunch+Dinner)?

#Hafeez on Aug 05, 2015 :
Hi, Any Business needs a reliable person to start business In Tehran.I can help him. I am also interested in small business in Tehran. I know Tehran very well where to live and where to sell.I myself is very much intrested in ADHESIVES AND GLUES TO SELL IN TEHRAN. Any one have connections with the manufacturers IN USA can contect me. Manufacurers of glues and adhesives need business in IRAN...I offer my services...
#Dovis on Jul 27, 2015 :

i am planning my trip to Iran. I will visit Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahan, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas.
I need accommodation in all the cities and a drivers who speaks English. Any recommendation? What are the rates?

And what about phone number - sim card (i need to have internet 3G) any recommendation? what is the best for using in all Iran. How much cost?

Best Regards
#‫فرهاد غلامی‬‎ on Jul 08, 2015 :
10 Mbps internet with unlimited data was never less than 900$. Those ISPs who claim they sell this much, are liars and never you experience 10 Mbps (1,25 MBps).
#Hossein on Jun 18, 2015 :
Dears Iran visitors,

I personaly will be available to help you during your visit to any part of Iran. You may also get my Mobile number by e-mailing me at any time.

Warm regards
#Shaahin on Jun 04, 2015 :
The Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer is not that high. It is actually Delster that is very inexpensive and about 0.3$ per 0.5Litre.
#Thomas on Feb 04, 2015 :
Hello ,
my name is Thomas , and am looking forward to invest in your country , so am looking for someone we can do business together , so if you are interested , do contact me directly to my email address ( )

#Meg on Jan 31, 2015 :
I have three pairs of giveh shoes(slipper style), one with the marking of Kermanshah Sariry on the sole. Can anyone tell me how much they cost. They are about 45 years old never worn.
#GEMBY on Jan 22, 2015 :
i want to learn my post graduate study in Tehran University of Medical sciences. how much it costs for monthly expenses excluding house.please inform me with
#Anonymous on Dec 03, 2014 :
can any one help me with a teaching job in Iran in school or colleges where teaching medium is englsih
#Hans on Nov 06, 2014 :
Is any one interested in west of Iran I am available.
#Ahmad on Nov 05, 2014 :
i am looking for someone to assist me in forming a new business in Iran , anyone is interested please contact me directly on for more details ,
#A Tourist on Sep 05, 2014 :
Tehran is a big city. In northern parts (closer to mountain) living cost are always higher than the southern parts. At the center part of Tehran (Ferdousi street) you can exchange your money to local currency at the best rates. Try only money changers in the shops. Shop money changers do not speak English very well, but be sure they are very helpful, and they do not cheat.

Cheap Hotel, handicrafts, souvenirs, also available in Ferdousi street, walk from Ferdousi Square to south of the Ferdousi street.
After or at the end of Ferdousi street toward south, you can find the old market (Bazzar-e-Tehran), with its old construction, and many people who work there.
#Yasmine on Jun 18, 2014 :
These prices are way above the average cost of living here. They are inaccurate even for the most expensive community in Tehran. Please correct the entries.
#syed ali naqi jaffery on Apr 30, 2014 :
i want to move in tehran from anyone tell me plz that how much pakistani rupees needed to come in tehran and for 1 bed appartment`s rent..and if i came,can i easily get any job relating to security or h.r field ?
#faster bird on Apr 30, 2014 :
is there anyone please tell me how much pakistani rupees needed 4 1 bedroom apartment ??
#Jack straw on Apr 20, 2014 :
Why would anyone want to live or work in ash it hole like Iran
#Hassan on Mar 22, 2014 :
The price given here is much higher than real price in Tehran probably due to fluctuation of foreign exchange in Iran. nowadays, each USD is Exchanged to about 25000-30000 IR Rial. So some of given price are exactly false. As an illustration, the highest price of gasoline is 8000 IR which equals at maximum 0.32 USD. In addition, there is a big difference between the price of domestic car and foreign made car. As an example, purchasing of a domestic made C class sedan car (comparable in size to Toyota Corolla) costs 10k-15k USD while you must pay at least 30k for its foreign made equals. The differences in other items such as groceries and clothing is about 15-30%. For example, you can buy a pair of leather shoes by only 30-40 $. Since there is high inflation and exchange fluctuation in Iran, I think the prices must be updated every each season!
#Anonymous on Feb 25, 2014 :
I want to live in Tehran along with my family, kindly any one inform me what are the latest prices of 2 bed room rent. in side the Tehran city or outside of city and about Advance money deposits.
#Hasan on Feb 03, 2014 :
Prices reported here for beer and wine refer to illegal purchases of smuggled beer and smuggled or home made wine. Alcoholic beverages cannot be legally obtained in Iran. Taxi fares reported refer to "shared taxis"( i.e. each of the four passengers). If you want the taxi to go strait to your destination, you need to pay four times as much. A 5 km bus ride or a 12 km subway ride (including line changes) costs $0.10 one way so the monthly cost round trip for a combination ride (which gets you almost anywhere in Tehran) cannot exceed $12 a month. Certain categories of individuals (e.g. the disabled, senior citizens, ideologically favored "mobilized" citizens, veterans etc.) get the cheaper monthly pass. Average prices reported for buying a square meter of an apartment in the city center are for "newly constructed" apartments, "seven-year-plus" apartments may cost considerably less. Prices reported for petrol are for purchases within monthly quotas (first 60 liters), beyond that the "free market" rate is twice as much. Domestic cigarettes cost as little a 30 cents a pack. the Basic Iranian-made car costs USD 6000. Also salaries reported are based on former exchange rates, they amount to considerably less today. I am writing in early 2014, the "floating" exchange rate (as opposed to the 25000 rial "reference rate," which you can only get with a big beard and powerful connections) is 30000 rials to the USD.
#Azad Ardalan on Jan 26, 2014 :
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#Alireza on Jan 22, 2014 :
In Tehran (Iran), internet is share with 8 (1/8). in other hand, speed of this internet is not real.
but, you can check it for 2Mb, Unlimited, with download speed about 320 Kb= 24$ (it is for Telecomm), but is limited for some people.
in private corporation, price increase. for example, 2Mb, unlimited, with download speed about 120-200 Kb= 215.6$ . for 6Mb unlimited you can calculate.
this below link is for one private corporation that you can check price of 2Mb unlimited there:
#jimmy on Jan 21, 2014 :
Dear amir,
Thanks for yr information, can you kindly inform me the 1 bed room apartment
Rental conditions,like the owners requirements like the deposit,and others.
And vehicle rental cost by monthly.and the average payments for university graduation with fluent
English ,computer skills. Thanks
#vahid on Jan 17, 2014 :
This figure is very close to the real economy. Iran sanctions turbulent political situation there and put people in a bad situation.
#Kia Shahabi on Jan 14, 2014 :
Hi Beakwoon mun
We produce alcohol free beer in Iran (non alcohol beer )under license of fames brands, such as Tiger ،Carlsberg , Bavaria , Holdsen , Jever ,Mahou, ... etc

And importer beer such as Heineken ,Tuborg and Efes but all of them import illegally ,and its clear these are much more expensive
#Kia Shahabi on Jan 14, 2014 :
Hi Laily
Yes you can find hostels or small motels in south of city .but which is suitable for ladies ,started from 15 $ for 1night
#Kia on Jan 14, 2014 :
Hi Laily
Yes ,you can find hostels or small motels in south of city ,but which is suitable for lady ,started from 15 $
I think
#baekwoon mun on Nov 20, 2013 :
Hi..I want to ask there Iran have a local or import beer? I just see the price then beer...Thanks..
#Crazy on Oct 01, 2013 :
Hello every one ,

one month living in 4 star hotel with all the cost food , transportation and ..... it cast maximum 1500 USD per month . but its possible to find the bed also by price of 65 USD per month ,

every meal averag cost 3-7 usd in the very good resturant 48 usd

subway ticket 0.08-0.145 usd taxi full day rent in city between 30-60 usd depend on car and person and you
2 liter of coca /pepsi/fanta 0.48 usd water 1.5 liter 0.145 usd rent of apartment in city center vary from 225usd (normal ) -650usd comfortable two bedroom (very good).
casoline 1 liter 0.112 petrol 1 liter 0.225 usd

its possible to find good offer and very cheap prices but it need to search in diffrent erea and straggle to discount .

iran at the moment is very very cheap countery and good for turism .

#Fahad Kazmi on Sep 22, 2013 :
You guys scared me !
#SYED ABIDI on Sep 18, 2013 :
I have a duel nationality British & Pakistani living in London with 4 children's willing to move to Iran and would like to know how can I permanently can live in IRAN and Economically afford to live my medium lifestyle over there? how much it coast me? what will be my rights of nationality to move there? can I start my small scale business or job over there? what is the right ways to move there?
Please your advice will be appreciate able for me and others like me as well? place like QUM and Mashad Muqadus is our priorities either should be afford able to survive educational point of view and Economically too.
#Pedram S on Sep 02, 2013 :
Rebecca , we have some apartemants avillbele in Caspian Sea area , Babolsar ....
We also do rentalls in Tehran ... Checkout our site for more details
Or send us email , we can definitely help u out ...
#rebecca kashef on Aug 29, 2013 :
my brother-in law needs a one bed room apartment in the caspian area. He is saying the one has to pay for one year up front which is $7000.00. Is there any way that he can get a place and pay per month . I can assist him but not if he needs to pay for the entire year.
#Milad on Jul 27, 2013 :
Dear Loup, Hello.

I'v read your mentioned says and gonna reply you.

What's dependence betwixt Iran's price and Arab countries price ? Arab countries consist of 22 countries and have their own partnership together. Also the mentioned detail are lot appropriate cause you can take a see to cost of living in Dubai which is plenty exorbitant !! Good luck.
#Loup on Jul 15, 2013 :
Damn !
I'm french and I plan to live in Tehran for a few months to learn Persan (in collaboration with my university). It seems so expensive to live there, compare to arab countries, where I used to live. Do someone know a website where i can find offer for rent flat, roommate, this kind of things ? Thanks a lot.
#HAmid on Jul 04, 2013 :
The average income after tax is not more than 300$ (1,100,000 tomans)
#JAVED PERVEZ on Jun 06, 2013 :
i want Residentail House Ground Plus 2 in Tehran
contact by e-mail:
#Anonymous on Apr 14, 2013 :
1) cannot identify the prices for the beer and alcohol in general. Being the official Muslim republic, all kind of alcohol is considered as illegal and cannot be sold in the shops. There is so-called black market, but I believe there is no reason to give those kind of prices

2) Price for the rent of apartment in Tehran depends on the deposit, you pay before move it. Example - for 1 bedroom apartment in good district you may pay 25 mil. toman (around 7000 USD) deposit, so the price for the rent will be around 700K toman (180 USD), in case you pay 10 mil. toman deposit, the rent price for the same apartment will be 300-350 USD (around 1 mil. toman)

3) there is no international release movies in Iran's cimena, so the normal price for the local movie is 2.5 USD

4) the price for the petrol cannot be given really, because each month the owner of the car get a donation from the government to use the certain quantity of the is still paid, but in this case 1 liter of petrol is around 10 cents.
#siavash on Feb 28, 2013 :
1- its siavash*
2- last time i had kabab with rice,yogurt,coke the balance was around 25,000 toomans which will be 250,000 rials & it was 4 months ago.. now its more expensive ;)
3-it was a cheap place.. (park-e-koohsar) :)
#Siamak on Feb 25, 2013 :
sorry, price is 100,000 Rial and...
#Siamak on Feb 25, 2013 :
Mr."Syavash" Just for your information in Iran-Tehran good kabab with Rice and drink is 100,000 Toman and cheepest is 65,000 Rial....
#siavash on Feb 20, 2013 :
to rent 70 to 80 meter flat will cost you aound 50,000,000 to 12,000,000 rials, that also depends on which part of terhan you want to get.
where i live is around 10,000,000 rials in shahran search it on google earth.

about restaurants we dont have Mcdonald's or KFC, subway but we have 'karim sagpaz' :D this is what we call the local burger shops :P you get the burger for 50,000 rials, & the cheapest meal you get is kabab which is 185,000 rials.

& about safety i myslef got robbed twice in this 3 months :D god knows whats gonna happen in future... & there r lots of robberies goin on in tehran.. ;)
#nikto on Feb 19, 2013 :
I added a 1000 USD entry for Internet connectivity. The 30 USD figure given was entirely off the mark.

Residential ADSL connectivity is limited by state mandate to 128 Kbps. If the ISP bypasses the mandate the rates provided never exceed 2 Mbps, with much fluctuation in service quality and meddling from upstream bandwidth provided by the state.

Pars Online, the eminent connectivity provider in Tehran, sells such 2 Mbps line at 3,590,000 IRR per month. Pricing scales faster than linearly with increase of bandwidth (unlike in developed countries). So a hypothetical 6 Mbps line (which does not exist to begin with) would cost in the vicinity of 1000 USD/month.

A dedicated leased line at 1.5 Mbps with SLA for businesses costs usually around 250,000,000 IRR per month which would exceed 10,000 USD/month even at current highly inflated exchange IRR-USD exchange rate.

And thank you for this good resource.
#Kamran on Feb 03, 2013 :
Hi Kamran, thank you for your suggestion. After a yearly fix, I might decide to delete old data for Iran due to high inflation. But anyway, analysis might be broken if inflation is as it is.
#Kamran on Feb 01, 2013 :
Today's currency rate is 1 $ = 40000 Rials.
10 days ago it was 1 $ = 33000 Rials.
Two months ago it was 1 $ = 27000 Rials.
Six months ago it was 1 $ = 18000 Rials

One week ago Price of so called "Pride" the most commonly used car in Iran was 13000000 tomans. Today it is 18000000 tomans. Next week it can be 25 or 30. No one knows!

Indeed Tomorrow which is Saturday, US Dollar can rise to 50000 Rials (or 5000 tomans)
Alles ist moglich in Teheran!

btw I love all human beings including Arabs and everybody is welcomed here and I strongly recommend that you come here to experience the life we live here!

I Strongly recommend to the manager of site to omit all of the data above and let us enter new information based on US Dollar.

Thank you everybody
#Ali on Dec 23, 2012 :
hi,we dont have 6mbps adsl, here are the real prices of the internet:
128 kbps= $3.00 , 1GB per month (using Sabanet internet provider is better, cuz by using 128kbps internet, u will have the 2mbps speed)
512 kbps= $8.00 , 1GB
1 mbps= $10.00 , 1GB
2 mbps= $11.00 , 1GB
above list is for adsl internet, i recommend to use WiMAX, cuz it's much cheaper than adsl.
#Anthony on Nov 28, 2012 :
#Anthony on Nov 28, 2012 :
Hello, I am a United States student looking to move to Iran for schooling, and to study the history of Iran.

Please send me an email, I am inquiring on a apartment in Tehran.

Thank you,

Anthony S.
#Leila on Nov 06, 2012 :
I want to rent my full furnished apartment in tehran, how can i found a tenant? I prefer to rent it to a foreigner... Please help me if you know something.
##vezir on Oct 03, 2012 :
what about food cost and rent price IRR (Rial) basis in Tehran October ,2012

Usd to IRR balck market and legal currecy occurs to much differances.
above calculation from IRR to USD exchange from legal currency central bank,

Please inform us real cost of tehran market or bazaar.In order to check price , anyone click IRR (rial)and see prices are updated or not in Quarter 4 /2012
#No Name on Oct 01, 2012 :
Everything is fine ... No Need To say anything can not be compromised
It is awesome ... people have never understood the real pain ... they are just compiling about things but they never actually did something ...forget it ... have fun with what you have and dont think for things that you dont have ..since you are not able to control the process . thats it.. have fun with it
#MohammadReza on Sep 21, 2012 :
The current price in the website for a monthly subscription of the Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data) in Tehran, Iran, is far from real. The state has banned subscription of higher-than-128Kbps for real individuals since late 2005, unless they're academics or provide proof of working from home. The fee for a monthly subscription of a 512 Kbps ADSL line with 'Limited 3GB monthly traffic' which I currently have, is $16. Thee cost of a 6 Mbps 'unlimited' subscription will be at least in excess of $400, and I won't be surprised if double that.
#Iranian on Sep 04, 2012 :
The thing is that the prices have increased at different rates, so the inflation is not constant for all goods, but we can assume an average of approx 100% inflation rate (a year)since 2011.
It is simple: US$ to Iranian Rial was around 10000 in January 2011, that rate has increased to just above 22000. Thats 2.2X in 20 months (120% inflation). If you apply the 25% inflation we always have, putting the altering currencies aside, we come to the 200% inflation in the last 2 years

P.S. I am not sure if this information is any useful to anyone, since everyone in Iran is already aware of the situation, and anyone abroad is not dumb enough to consider moving to Iran, and unfortunately things are getting worse at a daily basis
#Iranian on Sep 04, 2012 :
@Maher the syrian
While our own people hardly find any jobs, how is it that you are offered one with 1800$ salary?
You and any and any other Arab are not welcome here, go home
#Mladen on Aug 19, 2012 :

Sorry, I don't have your email address :-). But anyway, soon I'll change the calculation engine to consider local currency rather than USD/EUR whenever possible.

I don't have control over exchange rates used, I'm pulling it from other feed providers.

So at this moment I cannot do much to improve problems with data for Iran regarding high inflation and unclear exchange ratios.
#Pedram on Aug 19, 2012 :
the data I entered last I guess I considered official exchange rate 1US$=12,260 IR.Rial
#Pedram on Aug 19, 2012 :
Thanks. I see some improvements this time.
you know, may be there are two problems for Tehran to consider. to improve the data.
First we had high inflation rates last year, officialy 23% but it is fake. real figures are something 60%. for foods 200% ! Fantastic ? we are dying from hunger. soon !
Second source of problem , may be because people try to convert costs from Rial to US$, and we have two different rates right now, official 1us$=12,260 IR.Rial and black market rate is 1Us$=21,500IR.Rial
I am eager to help. Please contact my email if I could figure out something. At least I can give you median prices more exactly than figures now here on the site.
My suggestion for your data improvement for Iran: 1- to keep us$ as base currency, so that sharp inflations and price change with IR.Rial to be reduced. Give a comment for each one who would like to inter new data for Iran to consider "Market us$ exchange rate" and then convert the price and not the fake official rate which noone could access except ......
2- To filter old data with median prices which you can obtain from new data with the new comment and Also I can give you for my city Tehran, consider old data as spam
Sorry for the Inconvenience for Iran. we are unofficially in war my friend.
#Mladen on Aug 09, 2012 :
I reviewed your data as not spam - I'm sorry high inflation and many different entries for Tehran creates a problem to have a good dataset for this city at the moment.
#Pedram on Aug 08, 2012 :
Fantastic ! I admire this website , I am living in Tehran. when I saw data for my city, I realised data is old. you know, with inflation higher than normal, old data must be ommited from calculations otherwise give wrong results.
So I entered recent data, but most was considered as spam. Funny , it seems the algorithm they use do not work for inflations higher than 50% and we had 200% inflation in foods last year.
Somethings in Tehran are very expensive if you copmare, house prices are too expensive, rents , and maximum available internet speed is 1024 Mbps and if unlimited it could cost us more than 100$/month because it is considered very luxerous by the government!
Laily , stop untill we make our land free then come to visit. just few years.
And the Syrian armed man , please stay with Bashar. you are absolutely unwelcome in our country.
#Anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 :
Dear All,

I am Syrian Nationality and i have offer to work in Tehran, with monthly salary of 1,800$ plus annual House rent 23,500$
is that enough? taking into considration that i am married with infant doughter.

Thanks for your advice.

#sasan on Jul 10, 2012 :
An Iranian normal worker get 300 $ in Mounth.
now you can see, how is the life in Iran?
#Kamran on Jun 26, 2012 :
in Iran there is not 6mbps internet service.the highest for personal use is only 512 kbs and in fact it is dial up in Adsl cover :)
#ArashM on Jun 18, 2012 :
To Dan

It seems somehow awkward how people live here in Tehran, as the expenses are so high and the income is not relatively high and there might be some explanations for that, however one important thing is the culture of the people and the different attitude people have towards spending money and consuming.
I believe you can not compare two cities only by economic indexes and understand what`s going on there!
#HAMED on Jun 03, 2012 :
hey buddies , i read your comments so it was question for me What drives costs in the IRAN ?

A- Cash payment of government subsidies
B- Increase in foreign exchange rates
C- Sanctions of foreign countries
#arash on May 29, 2012 :
I don’t agree with inflation rate . inflation rate is sth around 70-100% per year, that's a rule ;-). But this year within 6 months most of the items increased 100-150% not 400%.
#ali on May 29, 2012 :
you right Dan,
tehran everything is very expensive , inflation is more than 400%. you know what it means? 400%. but our minimum wage is funny. there is no job available for making ends quality of living . this is the worst place for living.
no job no money no entertaining there is no tourist.
#Dan on May 26, 2012 :
I am wondering how people are living in Tehran???,
cost of living is much more expensive than North America.
here you can find a an apartment in (main downtown) $800,
others things are cheaper than Tehran (by seeing the your data).
I have serious reservation about the data's accuracy!
How come millions of people are living in Tehran without high paying jobs,
even if they are making 1500 dollars or more than they are just get even!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#hadi on May 22, 2012 :
I think this information is not correct and the rent and the minimum wage must be modified
#good name on May 21, 2012 :
it is just a big lie , the cost are increasing daily in iran and nothing is constant also the salary is very low of course if you could find any job before
#hosein on May 04, 2012 :
banana was 10,000 rial per kilo but after 6 months increased 45,000 rial per kilo . this mean inflation is 45000/10000* 100 =450percent . in other items are the same.

orange : 10,000rial/kg now is 40,000rial/kg inflation is : 40000/10000*100=400%
******inflation is more than 500percent . we are hero.*****
please do not erase or censor this for others information.
#Pooya on Apr 20, 2012 :
Thanks for date, It was the only realistic data I have found after some research,
I am one the top managers in my company & are going to leave my current company for better offer & before I leave I just wanted to send data to out HQ in Dubai to review the salary scale in Iran. The truth is that the salaries are really low vs expenses, even for top managers.
#Milad on Apr 19, 2012 :
To mohammad and mass,

i'm just in so wonderful after reading your comment!

here is some serious false that you entried. (or you'd saying false to other)

1: you said today dollar is increased to 1900 RIAL, Ok if you meaning 19.000 RIAL again it can't be effective for a foreign that he/she coming to iran, because he/she buy dollar as iran central bank value for 12.000 Rial.

2: you said also in tehran people can living with just 400 $ ! i'm just in laugh!

- what part pf living cost that you prossesed to take that number?
- do you are a person that he just want going to uiversity and backing to home and would to paying that taxi cashs?

here is some reasson for all of my talks i metonied that:

if you can reading persian going please to this below link and read some informations abot price for rent a appartemant in tehran.

for 70/80 Meter apat=rtemant you have to pay at last 35.000 dollar for full mortgages or if you converting it you reach the number 1.500 dollar for month rental.

so where is that 400 dollar?

you think you can paying your house rental price, your food, your taxi price requremenets, your car oil and or gasoile, or internet, your some entertaimenet with that 400$ in tehran ?

tehran be a expensive city.

Please be more aware of my friend.
#Sara on Apr 17, 2012 :
Laily female backpacker in iraaaan!!!
As a female you can not even stay in a five star hotel without your husband or father!
#Mladen on Apr 11, 2012 :
To Mase and Mohammad, there are so many entries for Iran which are so different or speaking in statistical sense, deviance of entries for Iran is very huge that's why my algorithms cannot figure out the stance. Also, it looks like due to play with exchange rate things are changing very fast over there.
#Mase on Apr 11, 2012 :
i tried also to enter some REAL data and it recognized ma also as spam, we who live here in Tehran know that the cost of living has tripled in some fields in the past year but people looking for data on your site will not benefit from our knowledge
#Mohammad on Apr 11, 2012 :
I just tried to add some data on living expenses in Tehran, but your website recognize my entries as spam!
I think it is because of sudden changes in Dollar value which is increased to 1900 RLS in few months.

I live in Tehran, In my opinion the average of monthly salary in Tehran doesn't exceed 400$ !

Any way, thank you for your useful website.
#Milad on Apr 01, 2012 :
Tehran was not a expensive city realy in before, but the serious subject is important we have to know is:

Today you need to:

The minimum rent value fora1 bedroom apartemant in the away of city is:
7.000.000 Rial Or 1.260 $ Just per 1 mount without ant additional equipment.

This is that tehran that was 3.000.000 Or 500 $ in 4-5 years ago.

Iran has highest level inflation index in all of world !!!

People are under presure and has Serious problems.

Please listen to our says the leaders from the world (Mr.Barak obama and etc...)

Thank You

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