Cost of Living in Baku

Summary about cost of living in Baku:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 man 6.00-16.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 man 30.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 man 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.50 man 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.60 man 2.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.51 man 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.56 man 0.40-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.36 man 0.30-0.50
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.67 man 4.92-6.81
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.45 man 0.36-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.01 man 0.54-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.09 man 1.68-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.67 man 2.27-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.53 man 1.77-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.11 man 4.54-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 0.60 man 0.41-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 man 0.86-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.11 man 0.77-1.59
Tomato (1 lb) 0.57 man 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 man 0.32-0.54
Onion (1 lb) 0.24 man 0.14-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.72 man 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.83 man 0.60-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 man 4.50-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.43 man 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.76 man 2.00-4.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 man 3.00-5.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 man 0.20-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 man 12.00-24.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 man 1.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.97 man 0.64-1.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 man 3.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.51 man 3.41-4.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 man 23,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,095.24 man 25,000.00-39,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 69.90 man 40.00-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.06 man 0.04-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.25 man 15.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.38 man 35.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 20.87 man 10.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.00 man 6.00-10.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 378.57 man 250.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,484.30 man 5,000.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 69.94 man 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 72.71 man 40.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.56 man 90.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 122.16 man 70.00-200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 516.67 man 350.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 268.39 man 200.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,040.00 man 800.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 516.67 man 350.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 225.29 man 167.22-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101.59 man 74.32-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 480.82 man
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.50 8.00-15.00

Prices in Baku

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Last update: November 2018
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37 Comments so far

#Joe on Jul 17, 2018 :
Hi I’m a 53 year old Irish man I’ve worked in the building industry most of my life and ran my own company for 20 years. For the most resent years I have being doing sales rep and enjoy it but lately I’ve been seeking for a new challenge in my life and thinking of moving to Baku what’s out there for me
#Azeez on May 21, 2018 :
Hello, I am a Traditional Indian physician&Therapist. I am planning to move in Baku. Any one can help me to start practice over there and live there. I am 58 years old. My email: What's up. : +919995139110
#Anonymous on Mar 29, 2018 :
#Ivan you can rent anywhere, no one will disturb you. If you speak russian, it will be much easier for you because old generation know russian language better. I would recommend you Yasamal, price is ok there.

Cost of living is very cheaph if you come from Europe for travel.
#Ivan on Nov 22, 2017 :
I am Ivan, in shortly I will move to Baku soon for work.
can anybody give me suggestion like where i should rent some apartment or what kind of city life there?
#bader on Sep 26, 2017 :
i want to find a company to finish my apartment (internal finishing) can u recommend some companies that can speak English to finish my appartment.

thank you
#Degirro on Jun 19, 2017 :
If you will travel to Baku I will suggest you very good Tranfer Service from Airport in Baku,
Because it can be problematic and some time I had problems with other service providers, like sudden price increase!!!! But this guys was always in time and very frendly.
#David B on May 23, 2017 :
Where can I find cheap temporary accommodation 2 to 6 weeks, hotels are a bit steep compared to monthly appartment rents.
#Narjes Akhound on Apr 07, 2017 :
i want to go on a tour to Baku.
I need help on the prices of food and shopping?
#Renat on Feb 08, 2017 :
I am tourism person and hotelier. I could provide your accomodation and other needs in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Real person. I will help you to live here with lowest cost + my commission (20$ per person per month)
contact me
#Samsudeen on Dec 29, 2016 :
I am Samsudeen am seeking for job opportunity in Azerbaijan I ll to know if the country is peaceful and cheap in cost of living.
#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 çatmirsiniz.
#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