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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 65.66% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 89.48% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 161.82 AFN 150.00-323.64
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 AFN 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 300.00 AFN 150.00-450.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 AFN 250.00-809.10
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 321.37 AFN 242.73-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 136.37 AFN 80.91-242.73
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 25.45 AFN 20.00-35.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.58 AFN 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 214.85 AFN 158.99-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 25.86 AFN 9.07-40.82
Rice (white), (1 lb) 53.38 AFN 38.56-93.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 81.82 AFN 72.00-118.94
Local Cheese (1 lb) 136.24 AFN 81.65-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 89.24 AFN 80.91-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 179.93 AFN 158.76-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 32.51 AFN 22.68-80.91
Banana (1 lb) 35.16 AFN 27.22-61.29
Oranges (1 lb) 40.37 AFN 18.14-80.91
Tomato (1 lb) 17.69 AFN 13.61-30.46
Potato (1 lb) 13.61 AFN 9.07-20.00
Onion (1 lb) 12.85 AFN 6.80-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 23.75 AFN 15.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.00 AFN 20.00-30.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AFN 60.00-60.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 68.59 AFN 35.00-84.15
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 80.00 AFN 60.00-100.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 100.00 AFN 80.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 AFN 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,350.00 AFN 1,000.00-1,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 AFN 50.00-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 AFN 80.00-160.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 AFN 200.00-350.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 196.15 AFN 170.34-227.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 814,000.00 AFN 700,000.00-1,400,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,068,014.29 AFN 700,000.00-1,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,616.54 AFN 3,000.00-7,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.72 AFN 1.90-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11,084.43 AFN 6,800.00-30,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 919.23 AFN 500.00-1,618.20
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 833.33 AFN 250.00-1,213.65
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 AFN 100.00-250.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,763.64 AFN 1,500.00-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 90,036.80 AFN 36,000.00-120,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,474.46 AFN 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,678.25 AFN 1,600.00-4,045.50
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,731.82 AFN 2,000.00-4,223.50
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,418.99 AFN 2,500.00-5,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,570.27 AFN 7,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 6,215.92 AFN 4,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,230.81 AFN 14,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,306.08 AFN 10,000.00-16,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,671.38 AFN 3,846.15-6,990.55
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,700.51 AFN 1,602.56-4,645.11
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,066.50 AFN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00 5.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 696 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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