Cost of Living in Baku

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 29.66
Rent Index: 11.51
Groceries Index: 23.92
Restaurants Index: 33.10
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 21.07
Local Purchasing Power: 33.30
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 ман 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 ман 25.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 ман 5.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.40 ман 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.00 ман 2.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.06 ман 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.55 ман 0.50-0.70
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.31 ман 0.25-0.40
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.89 ман 4.16-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.39 ман 0.27-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.84 ман 0.64-1.03
Eggs (12) 2.02 ман 1.69-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.21 ман 1.81-2.72
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.04 ман 1.61-2.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.89 ман 3.40-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.48 ман 0.32-0.68
Banana (1 lb) 1.18 ман 1.09-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.00 ман 0.68-1.34
Tomato (1 lb) 0.74 ман 0.41-1.13
Potato (1 lb) 0.35 ман 0.27-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.28 ман 0.23-0.41
Lettuce (1 head) 0.51 ман 0.30-0.90
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.64 ман 0.50-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 ман 4.92-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.28 ман 1.00-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.81 ман 2.00-4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 4.30 ман 2.80-5.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 ман 0.20-0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 12.00 ман 10.00-22.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 ман 1.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.13 ман 0.97-1.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 ман 3.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 ман 2.65-3.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 ман 15,000.00-25,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,466.67 ман 25,400.00-30,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 64.71 ман 40.00-91.54
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.08 ман 0.05-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 21.43 ман 15.00-30.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.02 ман 35.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.78 ман 20.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.00 ман 5.00-8.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.97 ман 25.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 54.95 ман 35.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 114.94 ман 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 90.68 ман 55.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 525.00 ман 300.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 235.00 ман 150.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,350.00 ман 650.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 486.11 ман 300.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 230.06 ман 148.64-278.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 95.84 ман 74.32-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 449.25 ман
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.00 8.00-15.00

Prices in Baku, Azerbaijan

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Last update: October, 2016
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Cost of living in Baku is 70.34% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 369.94$ (607.00ман) and for four person family at 1,335.85$ (2,191.83ман) (without rent).
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34 Comments so far

#Vakhtang on Oct 02, 2016 :
(but friends call me Mimino;))
Now seriously! I would like to know the present names of the streets: Melnychnaya and Torgovaya.
These were the names of the streets during soviet times.
I would also like to know the price of an apartment in each of those streets. I am talking about 70-100 square meters apartment.

#Anwsr on Sep 08, 2016 :
I am planning to visit Baku for tourist during NYE new year can you let me know estimated cost of living for a week during nightlife and day time

#Anonymous on Aug 19, 2016 :
#Ella-i think most of those are free for local students maybe its free for foreighners either

#Hamid-you can live your normal student life with (60$ 4shared room, 100$ food, 100$ other>> 300$ normal life)
i dont recommend for working illegal it is not allowed

#Anonymous can earn 600-800 azn (400-500$) as a junior but senior can earn up to 1200$..i dont think any azeri girl will marry with foreigner unless you are very rich or turkish

#Ken yes you can rent 2 bed room too for 300$:)) no one will beat up you dont worry about that... maybe they can say something about you but you will not hear that:))

find job before you come to our can live your above average life with 1100$(cars are ok here 3000$ 2000 mercedes c180) and luxury life with 1600$+

vegetables and fruits are cheap in summer compared to winter
#Ella on Jun 22, 2016 :
Anyone has information (prices) for university dormitories? How much does it cost a room in Campus per month?
#Hamid on Jun 20, 2016 :
I am planning to study in Khazar University IA.
1) what are the monthly expenses.
2) can you please guide me about the earning sources so that I could meet my expenses easily.
#kamran on May 15, 2016 :
UPDATED: recent currency you can live your luxury life if you earn dollar (not azn)
#ken you can rent 2 bedroom apartment in Yasamal
gym-30$ swimmimg pool-50$
dress-40$(for normal people:))
basic-(50$ max)
iphone se-600$
rent apartment 1 bedroom in near city (20 min) 200$
kia cerato 2015-15000$
mercedes c200 or pajero io 2000 or bmw 525 2000 -6000$
so you can live above average with 900$ salary
but with 1400$ salary you can live your luxury life in here, maybe after 5 years you can buy apartment even (2 bedroom 60000$ in Yasamal 30 min far away from city center)
#Anonymous on Mar 30, 2016 :
Hi i am from india how much does a diploma in software engineer fresher earn in azerbaijan and can we marry a azerbaijan girl
#lateef on Mar 21, 2016 :
My comment is how much salary of labour in a day in dollar.
#Fatma on Feb 17, 2016 :
You live easily for $ 2000 in Baku.Baku is a safe city.Rents and car prices cheapened.
Living before coming here would be more appropriate to talk to strangers.What kind of challenges, how to behave.If there should be information from embassies.
#Ken on Nov 03, 2015 :
Can someone tell me if it is possible to get a 1 room (ensuit) apartment for 300AZN at Yasamal?? And is Nizami a secured district to live as a black person?
#paschal on Oct 23, 2015 :
Hi,pls am planing to come and work in AZ and my monthly seraly is 1000 us dullas but the company is going to take care of my house rent,so I want to ask pls can be able to survive with that amount?
#Anonymous on Oct 16, 2015 :

Learn some fucking english and try pillaging Europe. With your literacy I doubt your job prospects. No. I am not racist but people hardly make money for themselves. We don't have a room for lazy, desperate, low status immigrants since we struggle with poverty and allmighty authorities. Birce siz ├žatmirsiniz.
#Kristijan on Oct 01, 2015 :
I am about to send some friends to work in AZ. Can someone please give me a link of real estate agency so that i can find an apartment to rent ?
thank you
#jasper on Sep 16, 2015 :
Hi I am jasper from India(South) I am planning to stay in Azerbaijan since I got a job over there. Any body can u help me out with the expense I will have over there. Can I could live a comfortable life on that income? 1600 usd ? And what about savings?
I have to take care of my food expense ..I have 2 pay utilities etc. .I need to live in the city center or anywhere expensive but I want somewhere safe, convenient and with modern amenities... please reply me...
#Sge on Jul 22, 2015 :
Does anyone know of any estate agent in Baku that deals with short term apartment lets? Am a Swiss citizen going to Baku the end of August and would ideally like to rent an apartment for 6 weeks in downtown Baku ( vicinity of fountain square or icheri sheher). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#deepthy on Jul 14, 2015 :
Hi I am Deepthi,
I have got a job offer from Azerbaijan as staff nurse with salary 2300 US droller, I would like to take my Husband and my kid along with me, .do you think we could live a comfortable life on that income? And what about savings? I have to pay housing, utilities etc. .We don't need to live in the city center or anywhere expensive but I want somewhere safe, convenient and with modern amenities... please replay me...
#kamran on Jun 25, 2015 :
if you want live in Azerbaijan dont forget:
1. apartment...50000$-90000$(2 or 3 bedroom)
2. cost of living (1 month) - 600$ food, 100$ basic (electricy, water,gas) ,100$ wear, 100$ tranaportation, 100$ electronics, and 200$ for children educatin in future.....1100$ for average life
3. air pollution and traffic is not good.....
if you are foreign and want to live in azerbaijan your salary must be min 1600$ (if you want buy car 1900$) but i recommend you different countries....(especially scandinavian)
#Anonymous on May 13, 2015 :
am Michael I got admission in Baku and don't know any body can SME one help with SME information. (Michael.gabriel232@gmail. com)
#Rovshan on Mar 18, 2015 :

Azerbaijan is different muslim country. Don't worry, here you can work and be a sponsor for your family. Off course if you will find job, you can find job for your husband also
#Rovshan on Mar 18, 2015 :
For everyone here!
1.Azerbaijan- don't worry about safety life in any city of Azerbaijan! especially with family! Our people like the people come to us with families. and help them in any situations!

2. Prices are different. if you will find one good person ( it's not difficult) you can manage you salary in range from 2000-3000 USD for family or 1000-1500 USD for one person.

3. Foods. There is natural foods!!! If company will provide. From 1000 USD you can save 200-500 USD for one person or 1000-1500 USD for family from 2500-3000 USD.
If any problems or questions write to me to Rovshan Ibadov
#Saim on Mar 09, 2015 :
Hi all I am Saim from Singapore.i got one new job in baku city .agent told me every month I can earn usa dollers 1200 per month if I am working rental and food surved buy i want to know every month how much i can saved.if any body know please feedback to mail address mobile no:+6584209188 viber and what's app available.
#Asmina.P.Jafri on Mar 05, 2015 :
I would like to seek a job opportunity in education field,but how can I find a job. I want to relocate with my husband and 2 kids.Will it prove to be a good decision for me,or else I need to drop the idea.As we have no one over there.As it is a Shia Muslim dominant country I preferred it.I want to move from here.Will my husband find a job?Will I get a work and family viza. Or like other Muslim countries female cannot be the sponsor for the family. Please let me know.I would be highly obliged.
#Asgar Ali on Feb 14, 2015 :
I am Asgar from India I want a IT job in AZM . any information me please revert back
#Murad on Feb 10, 2015 :
AZerbaijan is not availabe for people prices are very high but salary is very low.and it is very dificult to find natural food and qualifed things and bribe in all country.most of people plan to abondan azerbaijan
#Mohammad on Nov 20, 2014 :
What about expenses of schools for foreigners? any round figures?
#us257 on Nov 18, 2014 :
i want to know jobs are avaliable . job oppertunity ? i should to come for seeking any jo in azerbaijan or not.
#us257 on Nov 18, 2014 :
am coming to azerbaijan . may i found any easily or not i mean to say job oppertunity are avalisble or not
#Shyam on Sep 27, 2014 :
Hi all i have employment offer in Azerbaijan with 1000 us $ and company will provide me food and accommodation.So what will be my minimum saving.
#Firouz on Jul 11, 2014 :
I am traveling to Azerbaijan, Baku. How much would cost to stay in a hotel including meals?
#Fatima on Jul 07, 2014 :
Yasoda: you can have a good living in Azerbaijan with 1000-1500 Manat in Azerbaijan if you don't want to choose to live in the expensive district of city.
#Yasoda on Jun 06, 2014 :
Hi all,

I've been offered a job in Baku that's paying $3000US/Mth or about $2300 Manat...I would be bringing my hubby and 2 young you think we could live a comfortable life on that income? And what about savings? I have to pay housing, utilities etc. and the only thing I get extra is free schooling for my girls...We don't need to live in the city center or anywhere expensive but I want somewhere safe, convenient and with modern amenities...

Any other advice or tips are welcomed...
#Praful on Feb 14, 2014 :
Yes its true... the local government salaries are less then the cheapest apartment available in the city :)...
#Jersey on Dec 03, 2013 :

as a person from Azerbaijan, I can tell you, it is possible, the salary lower than the rent. as teacher's salary is 240 AZN, rent in the city center for 1 bedroom apartment is higher than 500 azn. in outside of the city rent is 300 azn. mortgage is 8% and if you are a teacher, you should pay for 25 years monthly 400 azn for mortgage, and prepay for 40% of the cost of the house
#monsuru on Jun 11, 2013 :
my name is monsuru from nigeria i will like to come to azerbaijan for like 2mouth pleas huu can give me full infomasion on it