Cost of Living in Tehran

Summary of cost of living in Tehran, Iran:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 2.00-9.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.12 $ 15.00-60.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.00 $ 3.04-5.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.75 $ 0.50-2.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.00-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.43 $ 0.80-2.50
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.54 $ 0.40-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.98 $ 0.50-1.65
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.39 $ 1.82-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.18-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.03 $ 0.68-1.81
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.11 $ 0.68-1.44
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.84 $ 0.91-3.63
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.73 $ 0.91-2.27
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.90 $ 3.58-7.71
Apples (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.23-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.69 $ 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.23-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.28 $ 0.09-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.24 $ 0.09-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.23 $ 0.14-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 $ 0.30-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.23 $ 0.15-0.40
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.00 $ 0.50-2.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.55 $ 0.30-1.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.33 $ 0.50-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 $ 2.00-3.70
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 $ 0.20-0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $ 10.00-35.48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $ 0.30-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.48 $ 0.32-1.13
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.90 $ 1.89-3.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 $ 65,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 69,543.12 $ 55,000.00-100,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 17.46 $ 10.00-37.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 2.80 $ 1.15-6.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6.62 $ 4.00-14.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 17.44 $ 9.46-30.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.45 $ 6.00-20.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1.50 $ 1.00-2.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 126.80 $ 60.00-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,850.92 $ 1,000.00-4,200.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 33.14 $ 10.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.48 $ 10.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 141.42 $ 60.00-240.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 70.08 $ 30.00-125.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 473.53 $ 300.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 303.59 $ 200.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 942.10 $ 500.00-1,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 637.89 $ 400.00-1,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 229.37 $ 139.35-371.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 134.08 $ 92.90-185.80
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 256.36 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.67 18.00-28.00

Prices in Tehran

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59 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 24, 2024:
Gaza Genocide is possible because of the intentional and repeated blocking of permanent Gaza ceasefire proposal in UN by US unprecedented or else UN peacekeeping troops should have been stationed in Gaza many months ago and consequently genocide shouldn't have been committed in Gaza.
US's genocide weapons are scattered across the Gaza as evidences of genocide proof.
So it's time to sue the real Gaza genocide criminal US for it's undeniable genocide crime in Gaza or else the genocide in Gaza would not be stopped until all of the remaining Palestinian are bombed to death with US's genocide weapons.
US has been proven to be much worse than Nazii Germany in committing genocide because Nazii committed genocide secretly in gas chamber but US committed genocide openly by bombing across Gaza endlessly for months to the extent of genociding over 35000 Palestinian.
It would be unfair for the world to see US not being punished for her genocide crime in Gaza or else US would be encouraged to commit more genocide wherever it wants lawlessly, especially in the middle east.
Anonymous on May 20, 2024:
From genocide to probably assassination, only the sick US dollar might be able to accomplish probably so this wickedness must be stopped in order to restore peace for future generations without inflation so Russia and China should lead the peace plan of middle east instead of untrustworthy Jews in the white house
Anonymous on May 04, 2024:
Genocide criminal Joe Biden urgently needs Terrorist Hama's support to agree with the temporary ceasefire proposal in order to Help the Genocide criminal Joe Biden with his presidential election.
Terrorist Hama might be making another mistake which is to empower the Genocide criminal Joe Biden by agreeing with the temporary ceasefire proposal so that the remaining Palestinian would be totally uprooted unprecedented very soon under the most wicked manipulation of genocide criminal Joe Biden within the next 5 years.
s on Feb 28, 2024:
If you work in Tehran for about 12 hours a day in an uptown location in a restaurant, you can earn $245 or less. Here people are just alive.
Anonymous on Feb 07, 2024:
I don't know why Numbeo insists on sharing wrong data about prices in Tehran and specially housing price. I hate this city and never want to live there, but I should say that Tehran is very expensive.
The prices in this page are so low.
Max price per square meter in Tehran city center is only 4,000$! One fifth of the real price!
Today I've seen an ad for an apartment in one of Tehran's luxurious neighborhoods. The Price per Square Meter to Buy that Apartment is 20,000$! (1,858$ per square feet)
Also the average price in City center of Tehran is around 12,500$
((If you are not sure about what I said above, you can go and see a lot of apartment sale ads to see many examples.))

[[ Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 12,500.00 $ 7,500.00-20,000.00 ]]
[[ Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,000.00 $ 1,250.00-10,000.00 ]]


Also this is absolutely true about Tehran:
"The air of this city is composed with Dust and sand and toxicity and it is very poisonous.
But less than India or other east Asian Countries."
Unknown on Dec 22, 2023:
The air of this city is composed with Dust and sand and toxicity and very poisoness
just at all. but less than India or other east Asian Countires.
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2023:
Ukraine used the cheap drone from China and destroyed lots of expensive military equipments of Russia with the cheap drone attacks in the Ukraine war and Ukraine even said the expensive military equipments provided by US were not as effective as the cheap drone attacks they deployed in the Ukraine war.
Most of military equipments from Russia and US are outdated comparing to the modern world now as they can be easily destroyed with the latest drone attacks.
So the middle east should immediately prepare millions and millions of cheap drone attacks in order to stop the genocide criminal US from spreading the genocide terrorism upon the helpless Palestinian upon their own land Palestine without justice.
God almoghty on Aug 22, 2023:
Rent is more expensive
Cars all are OLD dating back to 2012 2013 and more expensive than what you've posted
Truth on Aug 22, 2023:
Most of the listed prices are below reality.
Housing is way more expensive
Income is wrong either, $160 would be income Before Tax.
Your exchange rate is wrong as well.

Everyone is agreed with me unless some trolls paid by goverment
Mana on Jul 15, 2023:
I'm doing my best to reply respectfully and the best word i can use is " BS ! "

300 $ for a single person in Tehran ? ( yeah even without rent including ) you should live with the minimums !

10 $ for a sandwich which you can reat assured of it containing real meat and not Only god knows what ingredients ! So 3 meals per day , ONLY MEALS and you need 900 $ for a month !

My mom is a retired highschool teacher with the monthly salary of less than 300 $ for 3 person ! Oh and pls include rent this time since we live in karaj and paying A LOT for having a luxury called HOME ( yup it's becoming a luxury not to go homeless seeing how this circus if a country is doing ! )
Anonymous on May 12, 2023:
mid range meal for two 30 bucks? I could live a whole month on 30 bucks, of course i would cool at home and no restaurants or expensive luxuries, but anwyays, 10 dollar is more than enough for a three-course meal in average.
aria on Apr 15, 2023:
I am an Iranian.
I saw the prices on your site. All your prices about Iran are wrong. That is, it is much higher than reality.
For example, the price of a bottle of mineral water in Iran is 2000 Tomans, which is about 4 cents. But you specified $0.82!
The rest of the listed prices are also wrong.
sbuk on Feb 16, 2023:
with todays usd/irr rates (1 usd = 470000 irr) most of this data is useless
and every square meter of Apartment in city center is above 1280 usd
with average monthly salary of 255-288 usd
Saeed Arian on Jan 07, 2023:
Hello , i just have question here : based on what ex-change rate you have calculated this data ???,

-->>> what centr Bank of Iran tell its not correct, !!

-->> even this one shows for today 304,167 Toman (3041670 Rial) / $ is not correct either

you can check : that shows 40330 toman (403300 Rial) / USD $ and if you calculate the avrage income from Iranian based on correct / real exchange rate , you will note that Iran is one of the expensive countries to live in
anonymous on Nov 08, 2022:
You cant get Mcdonald's, Pepsi, coke, jeans, Nike clothes, or a dress that reveals any skin on your body other than your face.
Anonymous on Oct 04, 2022:
The on the ground reality is 50% more than what has been mentioned here.
Specifically for food, accommodation, health-care and transportation.
essac on Aug 27, 2022:
I am a foreigner. I am curious about a teacher’ salary. What a university professor can earn in Tehran?
farbod azim on Jul 17, 2022:
this data is related to exchange rates (USD to IRR) and this rate is very volatile so data on this site is not exactly true. in addition iran has a high inflation (15% to 35%) and data is collected in a wide range of time. so very soon data becomes out of date.
puya hb on Jun 22, 2022:
how did you get gasoline wrong?! it's $0.1 per liter
also average salary is more than 268$ which is minimum wage
Mani Z on Jun 20, 2022:
Hey mahdi. I am a real estate agent selling Homes in bukan and niavaran. Housing market is definitely slow but you won’t find apartments under 30 billion toman (1 million dollars in the area I sell. Last week I sold a 400m2 (4300 ft2) apartment 5th floor mid-luxury in bukan for 76 billion (2.45 million us dollars) which is $6,125 per sqm. Recently prices have raised twice the rate dollar has rised. I am not saying prices here are 100% accurate but are pretty close. Restaurants prices really vary. Clothes and cars are definitely more expensive than in the usa. Rent and utility are definitely cheaper but are going up rapidly. Gas is currently 10 cents a liter or 38 cents a gallon but hopefully it doesn’t go up like everything else is. Hope I cleared some air.
Mahdi on May 17, 2022:
People here are delusional. I think most of the comments are from expats who haven't set foot in Iran for 10 years or so. There is a guy named "Daniel" saying that price of real estate in Tehran can go up to $15k per sqm! I would give $15k to anybody who can find any piece of real estate anywhere in Tehran priced $15k per sqm.

Overall prices in Iran:

Restaurant is 30-40% cheaper here in Tehran than prices stated here

Market is 25% more cheaper

Transportation is quite accurate except the gasoline price, gasoline is $0.1 currently (it's subsidized)

Utilities is 25% cheaper. Internet in Iran is quite cheap but low quality and sometimes no matter how much you're willing to pay, you can't find a great internet connection for your place. Overall expensive internet packages in Iran are in $5 to $10 range.

Sports And Leisure is 50% cheaper.

Childcare: Well I personally don't know of any international primary school so it's not a competitive market thus can be pricy. Kindergarten price looks right though.

Clothes: Buying clothes with western brands is 20% more expensive in Iran since there is no official retailers for brands. However you can buy high-quality (but unknown in terms of name of the brand) clothes 70% cheaper than prices listed in here.

Rent: Rent is at 50% cheaper too. Average price of 1 sqm of housing in Tehran is $1100, The most expensive neighborhoods in Tehran are currently priced around $3k per sqm. You can easily rent a 75 sqm apartment in Tehran city center for $350 and out of city center for $250.

Apartment price is also 50% cheaper as described in rent paragraph.

Average salary seems quite right, currently minimum wage jobs start from $100-$120 though.

Overall, living in Tehran with Iranian wages is super tough and uncomfortable.
Anonymous on May 02, 2022:
Some people saying in the comments Tehran is very cheap have clearly not lived in Tehran. Tehran is somewhat cheap for an average tourist, but living and working in Tehran would be expensive as automobiles and real estate are very expensive are comparable with Europe and North America. For example, a 2017 Series 7 BMW is around $60K in USA but would be around $200K in Tehran.
Daniel on May 02, 2022:
The prices are accurate to some extent. Some things may be slightly cheaper and some slightly more expensive. Tehran is definitely not cheap. Prices of real state can go up to $1400 per sqft which is comparable with Beverly Hills. Inflation is currently higher than price change in dollar. Dollar as of May 2022 is $1=27T or 270,000 IRR
Anonymous on Jan 28, 2022:
How much a Marlboro pack of 20 cigarettes cost in Tehran?
atro on Jan 06, 2022:
this price is incorrect!
1 USD = 293,000 IRR 6/Jan/2022

* 10,000 IRR = 1,000 Toman(local currency)

prices that listed are at Toman. multiply x10 to see IRR.
reza saiahi on Jan 02, 2022:
AnHello, hello. If you have $1,000 in monthly income, make sure you come live in Iran. Because you can always travel and travel with a little saving. And if you make $2,000, I have to say, you can take a luscious price in Iran. Also know that 90% of businesses have a revenue of about $250. And top jobs and public office employees all make under $1,000. So don't doubt and come to Iran for the rest of your life.
ashkan on Dec 14, 2021:
with todays dollar price we don't know even how we are alive in here.
Iran is super cheep for foreigners and deadly expensive for it's own people.
asa on Dec 10, 2021:
i love İRAN and tehran so much its very clean & safe city
Anonymous on Nov 30, 2021:
The cost analysis given on October 14 isn't correct. I've lived in northern Tehran forever. Shelves in stores are basically empty not only in Northern Tehran but throughout Tehran. The prices listed by anonymous should be raised 300% or more. We have plenty of oil not a problem but 8 countries have heavy embargoes against Iran not only for oil production but for everything on the list plus everything else. Iran doesn't refine its oil into gasoline and diesel so we must depend upon tiny amounts of finished product from other countries and it's rare to receive any finished product. Currently gasoline in dollars is $4 per liter and diesel is $9 usd per liter. Few if any can afford to drive transportation even if they could the product is unavailable. As a consequence the majority walk everywhere.Listen whomever you are as an Iranian I live with major inconvenience on a daily basis just like the rest do.Please don't spreading false information I live here and you don't.
Anonymous on Oct 14, 2021:
Most viewers of your site are people who already immigrated or the are thinking about immigration. This part of Iranian are mostly rich people, who work and live in north of Tehran. The price in north of Tehran are doubled (even tripled in some cases) in comparison of south of Tehran. Consider North of Tehran a zone like Beverly Hills of LA.
You should review these items:
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: 1.25 USD (The price of an Alfredo Pasta for 1 person at Satarkhan St. in west of Tehran)
- Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 5 USD (2 Dishes of Kebab + Rice everywhere in Tehran except the luxury restaurants)
- Domestic Beer (1 liter Bottle) Non-Alcoholic: 0.6 USD (The retail price in supermarkets is 0.5 USD)
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 0.3 USD
- Cappuccino (regular): 0.75 USD
- Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) : 015 USD (a 300g Barbari, the traditional bread, 0.1 USD, could be found in walking distance everywhere in Tehran)
- Eggs (regular) (12) : 0.9 USD
- Local Cheese (1kg): 1.4 USD (Kalleh-Willey cheese 400g: 0.6 USD)
- Chicken Fillets (1kg) : 1.3 USD*
- Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat): 8 USD
- One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 0.1 USD (by metro)
- Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 0.1 USD
- Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 0.1 USD
- Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): 1.3 USD
- Gasoline (1 liter): 0.12 USD (Regardless some other items which frequently goes up and down due to the high inflation rate, price of gasoline is same for about 3 years now)
- Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trend-line (Or Equivalent New Car) : 12500 USD (Equivalent is Peoguet 206 TU5. Imported cars are subjected to 230% tax and custom tariff)
- Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) : 13500 USD (Equivalent: Dena+)
- Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment: 15 USD
- Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL): 4.5 USD (16Mbps ADSL costs 2.5 USD)
- All items in categories of "Sport & Leisure" most be halved.
- Most schools in Iran are free of charge. The prices on your site are for private schools at north of Tehran.
- 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar): 20 USD (good quality Iran made jeans)
- 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...): 10 USD (at Iran Cotton chain stores)
- 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range): 100 USD (Original Nike, but not for same season)
- 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes: 30 USD (From Maral Charm, famous Iranian brand)
- The prices of buying an apartment on your site are for north of Tehran. Multiply them by 0.65 .
* Due to high inflation rate and weak governmental monitoring, sometimes we can see a high rate of some goods. For instance, some weeks ago, the prices of chicken skyrocketed just before holidays. After 10 days the price comes down.
Anonymous on Sep 22, 2021:
Prices here are not in IRR, they are in Tooman currency wich is 10x IRR.
Keivan on Aug 17, 2021:
Anybody here talking about good points in Iran is 100% on of the mulluhs who did this to us or connected to one of them <3
Anonymous on Aug 01, 2021:
If you have about 1000$ a month, you can enjoy living in Iran, But ordinary Iranian citizens can't earn more than 300$ a month. Some with more revenue can live happier. Some comments here are written by Iran haters that are employed by Saudi Arabia or some psychopaths that are in a hate that will never end. Iranian people are very politics enthusiast that some times it becomes totally boring.
Anonymous on Jul 30, 2021:
these prices are not correct. For example price of 1kg meet is about 8$ or price of 1kg rice is about 1.5$. Nowadays equivalent rate for usd against Iranian rial is 250000
Anonymous on Apr 06, 2021:
Iranians will never gain independence without Mullah as it is woven into Islam.Opening unto the world is against Islamic beliefs and culture.Iranians will remain subservient to Mullah and obey. Pain and suffering is Mullah building strength.Never question the way of Mullah.
Anonymous on Feb 20, 2021:
What can I buy with 250,000 irr 173 virgins or 3 camels?
Bahman Yaghoobi on Feb 07, 2021:
The rate or exchange for IRR to other currencies are incorrect. You have probably used the rate claimed by the government. But that is a rate that nobody can exchange in the real market. For example 1 USD in your website is equal to 42000 IRR which is absolutely incorrect. The real rate is something like 1 USD = 250000 IRR.
Because of the incorrect exchange rate, The calculated living costs are also incorrect. For example your website indicates that the cost of living in Tehran for a family of four is 2,270.74C$ which is not correct. With $2270 CAD you can live there like a king. A regular family of four can live on something about $400 CAD. Please do some research and you will get better what I am saying. Thanks.
Muhammad on Feb 02, 2021:
Most of the prices are far from real. The average expense for a single person without rent is less than $100. Rent would be the same rate. I have lived in other countries as well. Iran is one of the cheapest where you can find luxury as well. The only issue is economic instability.
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2021:
Death to Iran is what the world is saying.
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2021:
Send some of your hot Iranian women before other countries end Iran's existence.
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2021:
Iranian government should've raised wages in all sectors from the very beginning but they didn't obviously care about anything except their own self enrichment.Yes Iran could be very cheap for foreigners to live in Iran or vacation for that matter. But as long as the majority of Iranians spew hatred towards foreigners visits will rarely happen,and yes I've personally seen it happen on many occasions for absolutely no reasons whatsoever.I saw two very old people from Britian beaten while eating dinner at a restaurant. Four men beat him and his wife to death while eating their dinner.How do I know? I was eating at the same restaurant and saw it. Why didn't I say anything or try to stop it? Because I didn't want to be beaten to death like they were.There's alot of resentment towards foreigners jealousy I've noticed that too over the years.Nobody can blame all Iranians for that and nobody ever should.But instead Iranians should look deeper into the source of their frustrations ,the Iranian government instead of committing hideous acts upon visitors. Those types have a stone in their chest not a heart.Here's the saddest part. I walked in behind those elderly people before they entered the restaurant. The taxi driver told him the fare was $4 usd.That old man gave him $100 usd and said buy yourself and your family something they can enjoy.That happened about 2 years ago and I never forgot his act of kindness and I never will.
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2021:
It is sad to see what the mullahs have done to a country in only 40 years. A once thriving country once becoming a thirld world country helping militant organizations like Hezbollah or Hamas or Houthis. Only Kim Jong Un in North Korea has done worse in term of economy and management.
A great civilization, one of the oldest in the world, can not die like this. Hopefully the Iranians will rise up as they already did once in 1979, but this time for the better.
Anonymous on Jan 01, 2021:
I totally agree with Zahra who is fair in his analysis. However it seems that Zahra never went to southern Tehran (Like Shoosh) as there you can easily find people earning less than 1.5 M toman /month.
The figures given by Numbeo are not good. They were good at the time Rouhani became President. Back then, 1 euro = 4000 toman, now 1 euro = 32,000 toman ! in less than 4 years.

Rezvan below is right as well. I copy paste what he has written :
The official minimum wage in Iran is 60 USD per month.

The average wage is around 100-120 USD per month.

These numbers are converted to USD with today's exchange fee, which is around 1 USD = 310000 Iranian rials

Iran is extremely cheap for foreigners and super expensive for locals.
Anonymous on Dec 15, 2020:
Pay no attention to Zahra Mahdiansadr numbers on salaries. The numbers given on Numbeo are correct.
Zahra Mahdiansadr on Dec 10, 2020:
The prices in dollars is so wrong due to wrong Price to convert 1$ to IRR. if you need data for living in Tehran, I can give some overall opinions:
average salaries are hard to calculate because no clear systematic assessment in Iran. Also, as salaries in classes are so different, it is not an important data. Generally, an engineer salary rarely exceeds 200000000 IRI monthly, while the physiciens salaries can be as high as 3000000000 and not less than 150000000 monthly. average mid-class salary may not more than 60000000 monthly. The monthly wage for unskilled people can be as low as 20000000 IRR.
Generally, living in Tehran with good salary, prices for transportation and groceries are not a problem, unless you want to consume non-iranien products. currently non iranien products are both expensive (compared to prices in neighbor countries) and sometimes hard to find due to government limiting imports (economy problems). Note car prices are madly high, however you can sell them with the same price or higher whenever you want.
accommodation is number one issue living in Tehran. An approximated example for renting a 100 square meters apartment in a neighborhood not far from city center is 80000000 IRR monthly. note you may not want to be far from you working place due to heavy traffic jams and not sufficient public transportation.
Also clothing prices are not reasonable at all, unless you are ok with chines or iranien products.
Generally, if you are sent by a foreign employer to work in Tehran, your salary is probably good enough to live and save. I’m not sure if Tehran job opportunities are suitable for foreign people. You may find exceptions as a programmer, as rising need and mass iranien developers immigrating to more developed countries (If iraniens prefer this why not a foreigners).
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2020:
Iran is really cheap unless you don't mind daily terrorist attacks throughout Tehran,and inconsistent banking.I lived in Tehran for 6 months really cheap compared to Australia where I'm from.Iranians will stare at you alot if you're a foreigner especially if you have white skin.
Haj Agha on Nov 14, 2020:
Hi there,

Iran is the paradise for foreigners to come and enjoy living here with very very affordable prices and cost of living , The only problem is tourists should find a local friends to help them to enjoy living in here , come here and enjoy lots of organic fruits and food stuffs...
Rezvan on Oct 11, 2020:
The official minimum wage in Iran is 60 USD per month.

The average wage is around 100-120 USD per month.

These numbers are converted to USD with today's exchange fee, which is around 1 USD = 310000 Iranian rials

Iran is extremely cheap for foreigners and super expensive for locals.
Solik Beneunge on Oct 01, 2020:
Considering the decline of the local currency, is it possible that foreigners/tourists in Iran will soon have to pay everything in dollars or euros?
Anonymous on Sep 30, 2020:
All info here are wrong
For example average salary in Tehran is 150 USD/month and not 300 ! Howcome all items listed here are doubled ?

Can someone divide every price by two in this list ?

Free dollar rate in Iran is 1$ = 300,000 IR - yes you saw it well 300,000 IRR - the cheapest/weakest currency in the world. Even was-torn countries like Afghanistan and Syria have a stronger currency.

As the currency is still falling, I think that even dividing all prices listed here would not be enough, but it will be a good start for us to update more easily.
ali shafiee on Sep 23, 2020:
The official dollar value is not used in Iran. Dollar is exchanged at the free dollar rate for tourist.
Or if an Iranian wants to go to another country, shall buys dollars at a free rate.
Therefore, the calculations of this site are completely wrong for Iran.
Free dollar rate: 1$ =270000IRR
Official dollar rate :1$=42000IRR
Official dollar rate just is used by government for import or export of goods
ali shafiee on Sep 23, 2020:
Cost of living in tehran without rent for 1 person is 2 million IRR
1$USD is 270000IRR.
If you come to tehran 74$USD is enough to spend a month.
Tehran is cheepest city of the planet.
Mahsa on Sep 19, 2020:
The average salary in Iran is approximately 250$ per month.
The cost which mentioned above is higher than what is in real.
Claire on Sep 18, 2020:
Ok nobody seems to agree on real costs of items listed above. So to get a good idea of how expensive life in Iran is, what does the average employee earn in Iran, maybe that could help
M Reza on Sep 11, 2020:
Are you kidding?!!, the price of an apartment in Tehran $3422/sqm?!! . from where you got all these info?!!. Life in Tehran is much cheaper than what you mentioned here specially with the Iranian currency being so down these days.
Piooya on Aug 13, 2020:
Prices in dollar are lower than listed prices except for rent.
Abolfazl on Jul 15, 2020:

Please be advised that as of today, 7/16/2020 the Iranian Rial currency rate is 234000 per one USD.

Thank you for your time
Manocher on Jun 21, 2020:
01 may 2020
1 USD = 19,000 TOMAN OR 190,000 RIAL
ehsan hoseini sianaki on May 01, 2020:
Hi, yes, economic conditions in Iran are very difficult and people are under pressure.