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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 58.72% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 87.92% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 160.00 AFN 150.00-379.12
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 606.60 AFN 500.00-1,200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 301.65 AFN 200.00-450.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 454.95 AFN 151.65-758.25
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 379.12 AFN 227.47-758.25
Cappuccino (regular) 148.84 AFN 100.00-227.47
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 26.54 AFN 20.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.68 AFN 10.00-22.75
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 235.14 AFN 158.99-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 26.16 AFN 9.07-41.96
Rice (white), (1 lb) 51.72 AFN 36.29-87.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 85.91 AFN 72.00-111.46
Local Cheese (1 lb) 131.25 AFN 81.65-158.76
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 88.81 AFN 75.82-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 172.37 AFN 154.77-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 35.10 AFN 22.68-75.82
Banana (1 lb) 41.45 AFN 27.22-68.79
Oranges (1 lb) 38.93 AFN 18.14-75.82
Tomato (1 lb) 18.74 AFN 13.61-28.55
Potato (1 lb) 13.06 AFN 9.72-20.00
Onion (1 lb) 12.77 AFN 6.80-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 32.64 AFN 15.00-98.57
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.88 AFN 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 758.25 AFN
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 59.62 AFN 20.00-80.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 125.82 AFN 80.00-379.12
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 106.49 AFN 80.00-140.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 AFN 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 AFN 1,000.00-1,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 AFN 50.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 AFN 80.00-128.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 301.65 AFN 151.65-379.12
Gasoline (1 gallon) 179.49 AFN 155.20-211.98
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 914,000.00 AFN 700,000.00-1,364,842.39
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,088,074.29 AFN 700,000.00-1,895,614.43
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,331.51 AFN 2,500.00-7,582.46
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.82 AFN 1.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 14,763.74 AFN 6,800.00-75,824.58
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 839.87 AFN 500.00-1,516.49
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 924.54 AFN 250.00-1,137.37
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 AFN 100.00-300.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,273.43 AFN 1,516.49-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 134,308.09 AFN 90,989.49-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,467.91 AFN 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,580.80 AFN 1,600.00-3,791.23
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,860.83 AFN 2,274.74-4,549.47
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,284.23 AFN 2,500.00-5,307.72
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,163.16 AFN 7,000.00-15,164.92
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,234.77 AFN 4,000.00-11,373.69
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,716.14 AFN 14,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,965.79 AFN 10,000.00-21,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,963.57 AFN 3,901.90-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,642.23 AFN 1,602.56-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,396.48 AFN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.54 6.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 710 entries in the past 18 months from 52 different contributors.
Last update: December 2018
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