Cost of Living in Baku

Summary about cost of living in Baku, Azerbaijan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 man 5.00-20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 man 32.00-100.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 man 8.00-14.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.00 man 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 man 3.00-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.91 man 3.00-7.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.88 man 0.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.55 man 0.35-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.46 man 4.54-9.46
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.60 man 0.45-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.39 man 0.68-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.42 man 1.49-3.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.07 man 2.27-4.54
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.96 man 1.59-3.63
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.90 man 4.76-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.69 man 0.32-1.00
Banana (1 lb) 1.16 man 0.91-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.13 man 0.77-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.02 man 0.45-1.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 man 0.23-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.33 man 0.13-0.68
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 man 0.20-1.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.86 man 0.50-1.10
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 man 5.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.09 man 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 man 2.30-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.00 man 3.40-10.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 man 0.30-0.40
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 man 12.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.74 man 1.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 man 0.80-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.00 man 3.00-14.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.07 man 3.41-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 man 30,000.00-40,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,269.56 man 30,000.00-43,900.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.60 man 56.67-170.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 man 0.04-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.29 man 17.73-50.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.02 man 35.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 37.08 man 20.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 man 7.00-10.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 348.57 man 200.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,692.72 man 5,000.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 64.22 man 29.00-141.84
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.77 man 30.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 139.85 man 70.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 103.80 man 59.00-200.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 478.72 man 350.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 270.27 man 200.00-350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 977.93 man 700.00-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 509.66 man 400.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 246.75 man 185.80-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 104.28 man 74.32-139.35
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 632.59 man
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.50 7.00-18.00

Prices in Baku

This city had 1971 entries in the past 12 months by 194 different contributors.
Last update: June 2022
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30 Comments so far
ETİBAR on May 23, 2022:
every guest who comes needs help and we have to help them. as an Azerbaijani, I am very happy to help. Happiness isn't just about money. It's more important to make real friends in life. I will be very happy to defend it. to reveal the beauty of Azerbaijan to every person who will come. Don't worry friends. There are many more friendly people in Baku. welcome my country dear friends. I wait every one.
ETİBAR on May 23, 2022:
I know it's not true. Cheaper prices in Baku.If you have friends here, then they can teach you.
Alasgar on May 22, 2022:
Hi everyone, Azerbaijan is very suitable for doing business especially for foreigners. Rights of foreigners are strictly protected. Azerbaijan is a oil rich country and it really keeps the country running and making progress economically. I studied at the University of Manchester in United Kingdom. I quit my job in 2020 and started my own business in Ganja city which is located at the west of Azerbaijan. Weather in Ganja is clean and suitable in every season. There is not nightlife in Ganja as in Europe cities but there are restaurants where you can easily find yourself relaxed. There is really one difference between Azerbaijan and other countries in the world: the crime rate. There are always crimes are committed in the world. But I see Azerbaijan the most safe place in the world. I remember when I was in UK, many of my friends were robbed and beaten. But in Azerbaijan you can have fight with someone if you really want to ;) I love Azerbaijan and this country is really for people who want to start a new page in their life. I see many comments about corruption and I agree with that but even in United Kingdom I saw corruption) So if you get along with it you can live in this country and for foreigners it is heaven.
Elder Turkmeni on Feb 23, 2022:
How is the healthcare and where do you get health insurance for foreigners?
Mizuki:) on Jun 26, 2021:
To everybody interested to come to Azerbaijan:
People are more hospitable compared to the West. Earning 2000$ a month is more than enough for 1 person. In comparison, my dad's salary is officially 250$ but he gets bonuses and it reaches 500$. We are a family of 4. You probably think how we survive here with this amount of money, well we wouldn't survive if my mom didn't get +150$ for a fake disability. There is corruption everywhere in Azerbaijan. Starting from the government ending at schools. Most people here don't speak English properly, only those who really worked hard at school - like me. If you want to choose a place to live, I can suggest only two cities - Baku and Sumgait. Other places are too boring in the opinion of a person who's been living in Baku for their whole life. I didn't know so many foreigners were trying to move here, I'm planning to move to Europe to study in 4 years.
Heydar Ismayilov on Jun 17, 2021:
In fact, the mayor of Baku is of Turkmenistani heritage
Heydar Ismayilov on Jun 17, 2021:
#Anonymous of course Azerbaijan allow immigrants I've seen plenty of immigrants during my time in Baku, from places like the middle east and Western Europe.
Flyboy_CH on Dec 30, 2020:
Prices above are more or less accurate. Am from Switzerland been living here in Baku for the past year. Foregoing imported western products, being a smoker and indulging in red wine every day, the grocery bill for the month including cigarettes and wine roughly 900 manat for 2 adult persons. I would say that half of that amount is just on wine and cigarettes. Renting a 70sq.m fully furnished apartment in Central Baku 1 minute away from the Four seasons Hotel in Azneft for 550 manat, utilities 80 manat for the month,winter time, half that during summer. Make use of taxi apps such as Bolt.Business lunches are quit reasonable between 12 and 15h00 usually, between 10 and 15 manats, obviously there are places that are cheaper. Lovely city, people friendly enough.Customer service great compare to Tbilisi, Georgia. Definitely worthwhile to visit or even relocate to for some time if the opportunity presents itself.
Sami on Dec 28, 2020:
how profitable is the cosmetic business in Azerbaijan?

what are the prices for high end French brands lipsticks and face foundation and other French color make up products?
Altaf Ahmed on Dec 16, 2020:
Hi To All
I’m very excited about Azarbaijan Country but the living stay are soo expencive . My friends all to visit Azerbaijan,Baku but we want a huge hospitility giving us . The names are Altaf Ahmed,Kashif Khan,Saqib Rahim,Abdul wadood,Khalid khan .
Regards
Tafey
Anonymous on Oct 06, 2020:
Azerbaijan are beautiful country But the living in it is very extravagant!!! Compared to Turkey, The living Turkey is much cheaper.
Sanan Y on Sep 26, 2020:
#Teach
Hi. Being a turk probably will not give you any advantage. Most of the time you will feel as a normal citizen. 2000 USD is a very good amount for 2 person, so you will fell yourself very confident.
Teach on Sep 15, 2020:
ı May move to Azerbaijan next year ( would be this year if there was no covid 19) i will earn about 2000 USD. Planning to rent a furnished apartment with two bedrooms in downtown. I have a normal lifestyle. is this amount enough to live and save for a married couple with no kids. By the way, i am turkish. is being a turk in azerbaijan give me any advantages or disadvantages?
Ferdinand.Eleanor on Jun 03, 2020:
The realization of the goal is based on my strong desire to succeed
Crofts.Samantha on May 25, 2020:
Don't worry about the ambiguous future, just work hard for the sake of clarity
Locco Loccoo on Mar 04, 2020:
If you have earning outside of Azerbaijan, like 1000-1500$ . You can easily live here.

To rent a room you can find in city center for monthly 100-150$ , if you want to rent whole apartment 400-500$ for 80-100 sq m house in center, outside center 250-300$ .

Food is not expensive . Personally, i pay 300$ for 3 rooms 120 sq m house monthly, 50$ monthly bills, 250$ for food 4 person family.

I love this country, But To be Honest, it is very diffucult to find a job here or start a new life if you are a immigrant, unless you dont have money
Aze Boy on Mar 04, 2020:
I live in Baku, I moved here 20 years ago. Yes it seems, salaries are very low but expenses are high. Normal person thinks, how someone pays 500 rent, 300-400 for monthly food, 100 for basic utilities and etc. The Answer is : Corruption. How it works?

For example , i am getting 1500 manat + bonuses but officially my salary is 285 manat ( company shows salaries low to pay less taxes) .

And if you work in govermental companies. Your salary is 400 manat , and you can get a lot of corruption money.

People pay 100000-150000$ to get 200$ monthly salary in governmental jobs because they know there a lot of black money
Chris on Feb 19, 2020:
Am a graduate and I know how to do welding and fabrication, I also know how to build a house. Am planning to move to Azerbaijan to get a job. Please which area in Azerbaijan would be more easy for me to settle down and get a job faster?
Chris on Feb 19, 2020:
I speak English and I intend to move to Azerbaijan to look for a job. Is there any hope for me in Azerbaijan?
Liam on Jan 31, 2020:
I only speak English going to Azerbaijan to study is there a way I can a job
Anonymous on Oct 26, 2019:
If any person earning a 300 or 400 manat salary so how person can pay all the expenses in azerbaijan
Anonymous on Sep 13, 2019:
What's the salary range for salesman job...If anyone knows please tell me....
uk on Aug 05, 2019:
I'm coming to AZER to study Next month and I need a JOB , which area in Baku can i see mainly blacks
Anonymous on Jun 30, 2019:
Neema, Sorry Anonymous, I mean I can not go back to Iran. Therefore I have chosen Baku.
Neema on Jun 30, 2019:
Hi @ anonymous I am a iranian guy but etnically azari. have been living in scandinavia for almost 30 years and I am sick of it now. I can go back to Iran. Can I immigrate to Baku? Will I be considered as immigrant in your country even I speak azari?
Anonymous on May 30, 2019:
Immigrants r not welcome in Azerbaijan!!!
Life is to expensive and salary very low and we seek with foreigners
You can go to Iran or Afghanistan perfect opportunitys available they

Thanks for ridding....
Muhammad on Mar 01, 2019:
Hello, I am interested to visit Baku along with my wife, so I need a room on rent for some months on cheap rate. I am interested in to attach any family on their upper portion of the house. I am 60 and my wife 53. thanks
yunus mutiu on Jan 08, 2019:
hello my name is mutiu am a Nigeria citizens living in UAE but now I'm planning to relocate to Azerbaijan if anybody can help me this is my +971556597367
RASHID on Dec 24, 2018:
Hello iam Rashid from Pakistan, I want to apply for my masters degree in Azerbaijan through HEC. I want to know about monthly expenses in Baku and are 800man enough for expense. And is there any working oppertunity for foreign students?
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