Cost of Living in Batumi

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 GEL 10.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.00 GEL 30.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00 GEL 10.00-16.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2.25 GEL 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.50 GEL 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4.44 GEL 4.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.46 GEL 1.00-2.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.50 GEL 0.50-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.72 GEL 8.71-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.91 GEL 0.70-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.43 GEL 0.68-2.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.27 GEL 2.40-4.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.14 GEL 2.72-9.07
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 5.22 GEL 3.63-6.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.71 GEL 3.63-12.70
Apples (1 lb) 1.29 GEL 1.00-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.66 GEL 1.36-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.36 GEL 0.91-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.32 GEL 1.13-1.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.45 GEL 0.32-0.68
Onion (1 lb) 0.60 GEL 0.44-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 2.00 GEL 2.00-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00 GEL 1.00-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.00 GEL 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 GEL 1.50-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.25 GEL 1.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.00 GEL 3.00-5.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.40 GEL 0.40-0.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 GEL
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.75 GEL 1.50-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.37 GEL 0.97-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.00 GEL
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.45 GEL 7.57-9.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,250.00 GEL 11,500.00-23,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 GEL
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 118.12 GEL 100.00-255.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.25 GEL 0.24-0.25
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.00 GEL 25.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 112.00 GEL 100.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.67 GEL 15.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 GEL 8.00-12.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 440.00 GEL
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,809.50 GEL 5,019.00-6,600.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 140.00 GEL 70.00-200.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 71.67 GEL 45.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 160.00 GEL 120.00-200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 256.25 GEL 150.00-345.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 661.67 GEL 500.00-750.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 408.33 GEL 300.00-550.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,283.33 GEL 800.00-1,957.59
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 775.00 GEL 600.00-1,468.19
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 169.16 GEL 109.16-232.26
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97.55 GEL 92.90-111.48
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 770.00 GEL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.50 14.00-15.00

Prices in Batumi, Ajara

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Last update: September 2018
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2 Comments so far

#John Holley on May 15, 2018 :
I am an American and have lived in Batumi, Georgia for one year. The prices are accurate. Most everything is about half the cost of the US. Most all purchases are honest. Correct prices are given, even to tourists. Taxi drivers will double the normal fares, but it is still cheap.
#Julian Walker on Nov 15, 2017 :
The above prices are inaccurate.
I'm a Brit, and an English speaker.
If you're a tourist, the locals and local stores will overcharge you. That's right- don't rely on receipts, because they seldom give you one, and when they do, they will ignore you when you point out that they have short-changed you. Thieves! Happens over and over again. And they laugh while they at it.

Case in point: I was at a SPAR (supermarket) and a Subway store, and both times they overcharged me by $9 and $7 by each place respectively! You can't tell them that they gave the wrong change, they just ignore you, and say stuff in their language referring to the customer as "Touristi" but in a derogatory manner. Both cases, the actual amount I paid was over double the prices listed in the store. Literally overcharged me by an amount well above the actual meal! Bloody Gypsies! In fact I got charged much more than I would in the UK!! This is what happens when you carry their "big" notes 100GEL or 50GEL... they just take it all, and hand you cents as change.

Make sure that to prevent overcharging, carry very very small denominations of their currency with you to pay with, such as 1GEL, 2GEL, 5GEL, 10GEL, or just your credit card from your home country and pay- saved me stacks! Completely skip stores that do not allow card payments-typically thieving.

Word of advice to tourists: pretend to be a mute (dumb)- that way they won't know that you're French or American or English... because prices just go up and up. Wanna buy something? Simply point at the item you wish to purchase, and nod or make hand gestures... works like a charm.

Georgian culture is based on thieving and pretending to be friendly to gain financially from Tourists that they do not like at all.

Gypsy fools. Avoid this country.