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Cost of Living in Kabul

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 50.06
Rent Index: 8.88
Groceries Index: 38.97
Restaurants Index: 35.49
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 30.31
Local Purchasing Power: 23.46
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 $ 3.80-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 $ 12.00-25.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.70-8.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 $ 4.70-6.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.00 $ 3.00-5.95
Cappuccino (regular) 2.20 $ 1.49-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.39 $ 0.30-0.60
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.34 $ 0.20-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.93 $ 3.00-4.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.18-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.36-0.68
Eggs (12) 1.21 $ 1.17-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.62 $ 1.36-1.81
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.58 $ 0.95-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.50 $ 2.27-3.63
Apples (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.50-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.41-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.74 $ 0.45-1.00
Tomato (1 lb) 0.26 $ 0.21-0.68
Potato (1 lb) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.20 $ 0.14-0.27
Lettuce (1 head) 0.51 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 $ 0.30-1.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 45.48 $ 40.95-50.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.79 $ 0.32-14.04
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.55 $ 1.10-5.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.89 $ 1.50-2.36
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.20-0.30
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 20.00 $ 14.95-20.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.00 $ 0.80-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.20 $ 0.80-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.87 $ 4.47-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.72 $ 1.89-3.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,000.00 $ 10,440.20-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,303.68 $ 10,000.00-23,911.05
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 127.73 $ 80.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 416.67 $ 200.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 15.93 $ 9.80-22.45
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.38 $ 10.00-14.91
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 19.08 $ 12.62-30.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24.05 $ 15.00-30.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.00 $ 44.74-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53.60 $ 35.00-99.33
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 273.84 $ 200.00-314.27
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 143.53 $ 100.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 509.79 $ 350.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 315.82 $ 200.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 68.73 $ 58.20-83.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 38.05 $ 27.71-41.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 286.67 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.60 8.00-12.00

Prices in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Last update: February, 2017
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5 Comments so far

#Grammar Czar on Apr 10, 2015 :
#Farid Muti

*The cost of living is still very high. More than 70 of people in Afghanistan are unemployed. How do people live in Afghanistan?
#KAKA on Jan 15, 2015 :
Yes it is true but i think all are past we have to find a new view.
#Nikzad on Jul 01, 2014 :
"'tabel ki nachii chai pani milaga'" they are all curraptions work there
#liana on Jun 02, 2014 :
I think its not expense then U A E India Pakistan etc
#Tamim on Apr 12, 2014 :
<b>In 2008 according to CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/af.html the unemployment rate was 40% so not sure what will be now.