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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 57.04% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 87.53% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 AFN 150.00-379.25
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 834.35 AFN 500.00-1,517.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 301.70 AFN 200.00-455.10
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 758.50 AFN 151.70-834.35
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 379.25 AFN 227.55-758.50
Cappuccino (regular) 136.96 AFN 75.85-227.55
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.64 AFN 20.00-50.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.39 AFN 15.00-30.34
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 251.13 AFN 158.99-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 30.19 AFN 13.76-45.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 42.25 AFN 34.40-75.85
Eggs (regular) (12) 83.84 AFN 72.00-111.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 135.30 AFN 113.40-158.76
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 90.41 AFN 75.85-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 169.68 AFN 154.82-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 34.60 AFN 22.68-68.81
Banana (1 lb) 42.08 AFN 27.22-68.81
Oranges (1 lb) 45.20 AFN 18.14-75.85
Tomato (1 lb) 18.22 AFN 13.61-28.56
Potato (1 lb) 14.00 AFN 9.72-20.00
Onion (1 lb) 13.43 AFN 6.80-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 32.64 AFN 22.75-98.60
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.97 AFN 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 758.50 AFN
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.00 AFN 20.00-78.88
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 210.32 AFN 100.00-379.25
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 113.02 AFN 100.00-120.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 AFN 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 AFN 1,000.00-1,517.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 AFN 50.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 AFN 80.47-128.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 301.70 AFN 151.70-379.25
Gasoline (1 gallon) 176.97 AFN 151.42-219.55
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 914,000.00 AFN 700,000.00-1,365,298.29
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,041,028.30 AFN 700,000.00-1,896,247.63
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,415.11 AFN 2,500.00-7,584.99
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.09 AFN 2.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 14,822.14 AFN 6,800.00-75,849.91
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 931.00 AFN 500.00-1,517.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 900.92 AFN 250.00-1,137.75
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 AFN 100.00-379.25
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,500.79 AFN 1,517.00-6,320.83
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 134,332.91 AFN 91,019.89-200,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,561.40 AFN 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,483.12 AFN 1,500.00-3,792.50
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,861.20 AFN 2,275.50-4,550.99
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,267.22 AFN 2,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,450.17 AFN 7,000.00-15,169.98
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,347.50 AFN 4,000.00-11,377.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,354.16 AFN 17,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 13,113.50 AFN 10,000.00-21,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,964.51 AFN 3,901.90-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,642.69 AFN 1,602.56-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 15,378.91 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 726 entries in the past 18 months from 49 different contributors.
Last update: October 2018
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