Cost of Living in Batumi

Summary about cost of living in Batumi, Ajara, Georgia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 GEL 12.00-22.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 GEL 40.00-70.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14.50 GEL 12.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 GEL 2.20-4.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 GEL 4.00-8.00
Cappuccino (regular) 5.12 GEL 1.00-9.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.94 GEL 1.50-3.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.25 GEL 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 13.80 GEL 9.46-15.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.17 GEL 0.82-2.27
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.87 GEL 0.91-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.50 GEL 3.00-5.16
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.78 GEL 4.54-12.70
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 7.18 GEL 2.72-7.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 10.51 GEL 8.16-11.34
Apples (1 lb) 1.59 GEL 0.91-1.81
Banana (1 lb) 1.76 GEL 1.36-2.27
Oranges (1 lb) 1.21 GEL 0.68-1.81
Tomato (1 lb) 1.56 GEL 1.13-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.75 GEL 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.77 GEL 0.45-1.36
Lettuce (1 head) 2.28 GEL 1.50-5.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.36 GEL 0.95-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.50 GEL 10.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.91 GEL 2.50-3.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.64 GEL 3.50-5.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 GEL 5.30-6.60
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 GEL 0.30-0.60
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 GEL
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.90 GEL 1.50-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 GEL 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 6.00 GEL 5.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 9.36 GEL 8.33-10.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 53,000.00 GEL 53,000.00-53,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 44,333.33 GEL 40,000.00-46,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135.15 GEL 90.00-250.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.21 GEL 0.05-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.56 GEL 30.00-100.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 94.44 GEL 70.00-150.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 25.00 GEL 20.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 GEL 10.00-20.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 347.50 GEL 220.00-440.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,180.00 GEL 2,500.00-9,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 128.00 GEL 35.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 55.83 GEL 40.00-80.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 189.00 GEL 120.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 283.33 GEL 200.00-400.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 699.91 GEL 500.00-1,100.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 687.43 GEL 450.00-999.45
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,422.06 GEL 999.45-1,900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,252.25 GEL 750.00-1,665.76
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 237.86 GEL 120.77-309.50
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 121.21 GEL 83.61-157.93
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 740.00 GEL
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 12.50 10.00-15.00

Prices in Batumi, Ajara

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Last update: March 2021
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5 Comments so far
Ali on Jul 19, 2019:
Hi
as a tourist I cannot except this the prices that you listed. I have eaten a meal in a restaurant near beach with a glass of wine for 10 € .
Rent an apartment for 2 weeks for 687 without food and service . The Price for 1 sqm near beach is about €1660.
milk and rice price is very high I bought a half liter of milk for 1,20 € , 0,5 kg rice for 2,10 €
I see everything is more expensive than Germany
Norwegian on Jun 04, 2019:
My experience of Batumi vs Tbilisi makes me understand the comments of Julian about rude behavior. In Tbilisi, I have gotten used to very good service, polite attitudes, correct and cheap prices and have not encountered any rudeness. When I visited Batumi, my experience was very different. I also experienced being overcharged in shops and by taxis. But also rude behavior. I felt uncomfortable in Batumi and returned to Tbilisi. I like it here so much that I have actually chosen to live here for the time being. The culture is different in Adjara, please don't think that it is reflective of the rest of Georgia. Come see Tbilisi and get ready to fall in love with the country ;)

Prices are accurate and incredibly low here. I have lived in a dozen countries around the world and nowhere has come near to Georgia in prices. Quality is good, people are nice, it is safe and the sun keeps shining.
Nodari on Nov 02, 2018:
A quote from a British user

"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"

Wow! Such a display of intelligence and political correctness. The person who wrote this is not just stupid but also racist. Overgeneralazing much, Mr. Julian? Because in that case I'd be forced to think that every British person is "bloody stupid" and racist. Well done, sir!

On the side note, Georgian people are lovely and Georgia is well known for its hospitality, awesome (and the world's oldest) wine, delicious cuisine and many more. Just a fact that the country just legalized use of Marijuana, tells a lot on its progress!

Prices are accurate on the website and generally everything is cheaper than in any other country I've lived.
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.