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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 35.04% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 79.07% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $ 3.33-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15.00 $ 8.33-25.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.77 $ 3.00-6.10
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.14 $ 4.00-7.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.26 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.02 $ 2.00-2.11
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.38 $ 0.32-0.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.28 $ 0.18-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.77 $ 3.03-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.18-0.73
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.48 $ 1.17-2.11
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.50-2.80
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.57 $ 1.36-1.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.41 $ 2.27-2.90
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.60-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.34-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.18-0.32
Potato (1 lb) 0.21 $ 0.14-0.32
Onion (1 lb) 0.21 $ 0.14-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.57 $ 0.32-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.49 $ 0.30-0.60
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 40.95 $ 26.43-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 4.58 $ 3.00-6.17
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.67 $ 2.00-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.50-2.50
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.16-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 10.57-25.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.94 $ 0.80-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.34 $ 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 3.52-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.82 $ 1.89-3.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $ 12,000.00-21,145.37
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,666.67 $ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 114.96 $ 80.00-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 370.00 $ 200.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 15.70 $ 10.00-20.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.80 $ 10.00-12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 3.00-5.93
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 24.11 $ 15.00-33.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.05 $ 25.00-30.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 51.25 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 48.33 $ 25.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 251.86 $ 200.00-300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 124.78 $ 100.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 486.84 $ 350.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 291.22 $ 200.00-400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 75.40 $ 65.03-83.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 32.85 $ 19.51-39.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 246.25 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.45 8.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 527 entries in the past 18 months from 25 different contributors.
Last update: December, 2016
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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