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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 36.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 81.04% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.67 $ 2.25-5.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 13.50 $ 8.33-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.83 $ 3.00-8.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 $ 2.00-7.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.69 $ 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.39 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.29 $ 0.18-0.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.95 $ 3.03-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.14-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.36-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.40 $ 1.08-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.78 $ 1.36-2.90
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.50 $ 1.21-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.35 $ 2.15-2.72
Apples (1 lb) 0.70 $ 0.41-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.41-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.39-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 $ 0.15-0.68
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 $ 0.14-0.38
Onion (1 lb) 0.18 $ 0.11-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.62 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.48 $ 0.30-0.60
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 40.95 $
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.66 $ 0.32-3.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.16 $ 1.49-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.92 $ 1.50-2.10
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.20-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 14.91-25.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.90 $ 0.80-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.20 $ 0.76-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.87 $ 3.00-7.53
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.39 $ 1.89-3.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000.00 $ 10,440.20-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,477.76 $ 10,000.00-23,911.05
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.75 $ 40.00-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 457.99 $ 200.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 16.80 $ 10.00-25.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.47 $ 10.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 3.00-5.93
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 25.06 $ 20.00-33.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,885.34 $ 2,500.00-5,270.69
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21.85 $ 14.91-33.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.36 $ 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 55.95 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 49.66 $ 25.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 223.12 $ 149.15-300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 122.31 $ 60.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 435.00 $ 350.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 257.25 $ 150.00-400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 79.53 $ 65.03-91.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 37.56 $ 19.51-55.74
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 223.92 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.78 6.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 603 entries in the past 18 months from 32 different contributors.
Last update: July 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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