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Cost of Living in Afghanistan

Cost of living in Afghanistan is 65.63% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Afghanistan is 89.79% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 160.00 AFN 150.00-200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 500.00 AFN 500.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 AFN 150.00-400.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 AFN 250.00-480.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 480.00 AFN 400.00-782.62
Cappuccino (regular) 120.25 AFN 50.00-240.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 24.98 AFN 20.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.11 AFN 10.00-20.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 192.58 AFN 158.99-246.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.63 AFN 9.07-36.29
Rice (white), (1 lb) 50.47 AFN 38.56-78.26
Eggs (regular) (12) 80.04 AFN 72.00-90.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 134.57 AFN 81.65-181.44
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 90.72 AFN 78.26-113.40
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 179.62 AFN 158.76-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 31.75 AFN 22.68-36.29
Banana (1 lb) 29.94 AFN 27.22-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 40.37 AFN 18.14-78.26
Tomato (1 lb) 17.01 AFN 13.61-22.68
Potato (1 lb) 13.23 AFN 9.07-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 12.85 AFN 9.07-18.14
Lettuce (1 head) 17.50 AFN 15.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 26.00 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) 62.88 AFN 35.00-80.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.00 AFN 60.00-80.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 80.00 AFN 80.00-100.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 AFN 10.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,200.00 AFN 1,000.00-1,800.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 AFN 50.00-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 88.51 AFN 80.47-160.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 300.00 AFN 250.00-350.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 200.28 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) 1,143,600.00 AFN 949,000.00-1,600,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 4,541.31 AFN 2,700.00-7,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.68 AFN 2.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11,046.60 AFN 6,800.00-30,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 840.91 AFN 500.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 800.00 AFN 250.00-1,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 150.00 AFN 100.00-250.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,742.76 AFN 1,500.00-5,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 87,478.50 AFN 36,000.00-120,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 1,333.74 AFN 1,000.00-2,347.85
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,476.64 AFN 1,500.00-4,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 2,410.63 AFN 2,000.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,282.62 AFN 2,500.00-4,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,894.94 AFN 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,693.85 AFN 3,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 21,047.12 AFN 14,000.00-25,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,830.84 AFN 10,000.00-15,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,454.81 AFN 3,135.45-9,290.23
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,442.00 AFN 1,454.14-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,543.75 AFN
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.06 5.00-12.00

Prices in Afghanistan

These data are based on 632 entries in the past 18 months from 51 different contributors.
Last update: September 2019
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