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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 38.20% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 79.78% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.90 $ 2.25-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.90 $ 8.33-25.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.77 $ 3.00-6.10
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.00-7.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.03 $ 1.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.38 $ 0.30-0.60
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.27 $ 0.18-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.96 $ 3.03-4.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.14-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (12) 1.32 $ 1.08-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.81 $ 1.50-2.25
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.55 $ 1.21-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.37 $ 2.15-2.90
Apples (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.50-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.41-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.62 $ 0.39-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 $ 0.18-0.30
Potato (1 lb) 0.19 $ 0.14-0.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.20 $ 0.11-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.59 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.47 $ 0.30-0.60
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 45.48 $ 40.95-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.79 $ 0.32-14.04
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.16 $ 1.49-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.50-2.36
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
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) 1.27 $ 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 4.47-7.53
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.52 $ 1.89-3.79
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) 20,955.52 $ 10,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 108.26 $ 54.64-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 $ 0.03-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 337.99 $ 200.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 15.07 $ 9.80-22.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.22 $ 10.00-14.91
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 3.00-6.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 31.56 $ 30.12-33.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,270.69 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21.82 $ 14.91-33.32
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.54 $ 15.00-35.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49.95 $ 30.00-70.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 44.04 $ 25.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 238.86 $ 149.15-300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 118.59 $ 60.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 471.36 $ 350.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 279.98 $ 200.00-400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 75.40 $ 61.91-139.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 34.00 $ 19.51-39.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 240.58 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.04 6.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 596 entries in the past 18 months from 30 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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