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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 53.64% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 85.07% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 180.00 AFN 143.11-357.77
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 787.10 AFN 572.44-1,431.09
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 286.22 AFN 214.66-429.33
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 608.21 AFN 143.11-787.10
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 357.77 AFN 214.66-715.55
Cappuccino (regular) 126.34 AFN 71.55-214.66
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 24.56 AFN 20.00-35.78
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.80 AFN 14.31-28.62
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 255.26 AFN 158.99-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 31.58 AFN 12.98-51.93
Rice (white), (1 lb) 40.21 AFN 32.46-71.55
Eggs (regular) (12) 86.38 AFN 72.00-120.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 127.71 AFN 97.37-136.08
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 89.54 AFN 71.55-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 168.19 AFN 146.05-194.74
Apples (1 lb) 37.05 AFN 22.68-64.91
Banana (1 lb) 44.18 AFN 29.21-64.91
Oranges (1 lb) 47.43 AFN 27.22-71.55
Tomato (1 lb) 20.04 AFN 15.88-45.36
Potato (1 lb) 15.13 AFN 9.74-23.37
Onion (1 lb) 14.40 AFN 6.80-24.34
Lettuce (1 head) 46.07 AFN 21.47-71.55
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.03 AFN 20.00-35.78
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 715.55 AFN
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 57.18 AFN 20.00-74.42
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 200.29 AFN 100.00-357.77
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 106.97 AFN 100.00-140.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 AFN 14.31-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,431.09 AFN 1,000.00-1,788.86
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 AFN 50.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 AFN 80.47-115.16
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 286.22 AFN 150.00-357.77
Gasoline (1 gallon) 161.15 AFN 135.43-216.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,287,981.00 AFN 828,000.00-1,287,981.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,140,045.17 AFN 700,000.00-1,788,862.50
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,842.56 AFN 2,504.41-8,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.31 AFN 2.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 12,893.27 AFN 6,800.00-25,044.08
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 948.68 AFN 500.00-1,595.67
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 984.21 AFN 858.65-1,073.32
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 214.66 AFN 100.00-400.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,182.53 AFN 1,431.09-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 189,443.12 AFN 85,865.40-350,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,574.33 AFN 1,000.00-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,352.38 AFN 1,073.32-3,577.73
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,446.58 AFN 2,146.64-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,383.77 AFN 2,000.00-5,724.36
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,533.25 AFN 10,000.00-21,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 7,199.96 AFN 4,000.00-10,733.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 26,549.88 AFN 17,000.00-35,777.25
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 14,246.21 AFN 10,000.00-21,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,727.92 AFN 3,901.90-6,514.62
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,788.51 AFN 1,602.56-6,647.58
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,706.06 AFN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.65 6.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 644 entries in the past 18 months from 44 different contributors.
Last update: June 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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