Cost of Living in Baku

Summary about cost of living in Baku:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 man 6.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 man 30.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 man 7.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.69 man 1.40-3.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.70 man 2.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.86 man 2.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.75 man 0.50-2.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.53 man 0.30-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.81 man 4.92-7.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.45 man 0.36-0.45
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.07 man 0.45-1.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.03 man 1.68-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.76 man 2.27-3.63
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.50 man 1.77-2.94
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.31 man 4.54-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 0.59 man 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 1.09 man 0.86-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 man 0.77-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.59 man 0.36-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.41 man 0.32-0.54
Onion (1 lb) 0.27 man 0.18-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.75 man 0.40-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 man 0.60-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 man 4.50-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.37 man 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.95 man 2.00-4.50
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 man 3.00-4.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 man 0.30-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 man 12.00-26.09
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 man 1.00-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.97 man 0.64-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.50 man 2.40-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.51 man 3.41-4.54
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,750.00 man 24,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,190.48 man 29,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 73.76 man 46.00-102.00
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) 24.97 man 15.00-50.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.67 man 35.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.25 man 15.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.00 man 5.00-8.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 381.03 man 200.00-700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,399.14 man 3,000.00-15,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 67.23 man 40.00-120.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73.50 man 45.00-120.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 144.02 man 60.00-230.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 110.76 man 60.00-150.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 500.00 man 350.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 271.19 man 200.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,070.37 man 700.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 521.52 man 350.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 226.91 man 185.80-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 100.99 man 74.32-139.35
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 463.50 man
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.17 7.00-12.00

Prices in Baku

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Last update: April 2019
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31 Comments so far

#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
#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)