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Cost of Living in Kabul

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 51.69
Rent Index: 7.94
Groceries Index: 40.62
Restaurants Index: 33.46
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 30.27
Local Purchasing Power: 20.67
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 2.26-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 $ 12.00-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 $ 5.70-8.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.70 $ 4.00-5.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.00 $ 3.00-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.14 $ 1.49-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.40 $ 0.30-0.60
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.36 $ 0.22-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.15 $ 3.00-4.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.18-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.36-0.68
Eggs (12) 1.24 $ 1.08-2.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.67 $ 1.36-2.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.55 $ 1.22-1.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.47 $ 2.15-3.63
Apples (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.41-1.36
Banana (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.41-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.69 $ 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) 0.49 $ 0.38-0.60
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) 2.00 $ 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 $ 3.00-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.63 $ 2.04-3.79
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) 14,000.00 $ 8,000.00-23,911.05
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 95.17 $ 35.00-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.10
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 497.99 $ 239.96-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 15.67 $ 9.80-20.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.65 $ 10.00-15.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 2.00-5.93
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 27.70 $ 20.00-33.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,885.34 $ 2,500.00-5,270.69
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 18.69 $ 14.91-26.68
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.25 $ 15.00-37.29
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 73.33 $ 44.74-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 50.38 $ 25.00-99.33
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 249.69 $ 179.97-300.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 131.03 $ 75.30-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 466.88 $ 350.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 280.82 $ 200.00-400.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 76.17 $ 65.03-91.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 38.99 $ 36.63-41.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 273.51 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.60 8.00-12.00

Prices in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Last update: May 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.