Cost of Living in Tehran

Summary about cost of living in Tehran, Iran:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 2.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 18.00-89.73
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.20 $ 3.55-5.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.00 $ 0.50-3.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.88 $ 1.00-3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 1.50 $ 0.80-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.95 $ 0.50-2.84
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.82 $ 0.47-1.42
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.92 $ 1.89-3.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.18-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.58 $ 0.91-2.27
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.24 $ 0.88-1.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.97 $ 0.91-3.78
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.37 $ 0.68-1.94
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.53 $ 2.27-4.97
Apples (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.23-0.89
Banana (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.20-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.27 $ 0.14-0.41
Potato (1 lb) 0.27 $ 0.14-0.41
Onion (1 lb) 0.24 $ 0.14-0.41
Lettuce (1 head) 0.52 $ 0.24-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.28 $ 0.16-0.70
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 1.00 $ 0.43-2.84
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.49 $ 0.30-0.71
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 $ 0.50-2.14
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.95 $ 2.00-4.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.41 $ 0.20-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $ 6.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.50 $ 0.30-1.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.56 $ 0.32-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.40 $ 2.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.73 $ 2.65-3.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,000.00 $ 50,000.00-80,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 59,223.60 $ 50,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 21.79 $ 12.64-50.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 $ 0.00-0.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 13.13 $ 7.00-25.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 20.47 $ 8.00-40.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 16.05 $ 8.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1.33 $ 1.00-2.50
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 136.25 $ 83.33-250.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,687.77 $ 946.19-5,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.27 $ 15.00-100.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.48 $ 15.00-100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 137.30 $ 70.00-250.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 88.34 $ 40.00-150.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 536.75 $ 300.00-1,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 416.82 $ 250.00-950.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,240.62 $ 700.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 893.39 $ 500.00-1,900.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 195.83 $ 130.06-325.16
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 122.61 $ 74.32-235.23
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 275.40 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 20.86 18.00-25.00

Prices in Tehran

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79 Comments so far
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.
ehsan hoseini sianaki on Apr 30, 2020:
Many greetings
Currently, life in Tehran has become very difficult and costs have risen sharply.
Mladen Adamović on Mar 02, 2020:
Price per square meter to buy an apartment in City Center of Tehran including districts 1 to 5 is almost 430,000,000IRR which is equal by 10,200$.
An old apartment is about 5,500$ to 10,000$ and a not old not new is from 7,500$ to 14,500$ and new apartments or luxury apartments are from 13,000$ to 38,000$. If you are not sure about any of them you can search on the Internet.
The prices are very high for people. For example about the highest price, an experienced engineer needs to store whole of it's salary in one year to buy one square meter of that. (38,000$)
Also the prices are increasing very fast because of inflation.

(Salaries are not like prices and not increasing enough fast.)

So I think these datas are almost right about prices of buy and rent of apartments in Tehran:

Apartment (1 bedroom) in city center:
Between 1,050$ to 3,500$
Average price: 2,070$

Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of city center:
Between 600$ to 2,500$
Average price: 1,215$

Apartment (3 bedroom) in city center:
Between 2,100$ to 7,500$
Average price: 4,120$

Apartment (3 bedroom) outside of city center:
Between 1,250$ to 4,500$
Average price: 2,570$

Price per square meter to buy apartment in city center:
Between 5,500$ to 38,000$
Average price: 10,200$

Price per square meter to buy apartment outside of city center:
Between 3,150$ to 10,000$
Average price: 5,550$
Tehran Citizen on Mar 02, 2020:
come on!
Your datas about rent and apartment price are absolutely wrong. Your website should share info based on international values of currencies.

These are real property prices in Tehran in march of 2020 year:

== Rent Per Month ==

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre : (( 2,300 $ )) * from [[ 1,020 $ ]] to [[ 7,020 $ ]]

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre : (( 1,300 $ )) * from [[ 550 $ ]] to [[ 3,000 $ ]]

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre : (( 4,400 $ )) * from [[ 2,200 $ ]] to [[ 9,500 $ ]]

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre : (( 2,750 $ )) * from [[ 1,250 $ ]] to [[ 6,000 $ ]]

== Buy Apartment Price ==

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment inside City Centre : (( 10,900 $ )) * from [[ 5,300 $ ]] to [[ 38,000 $ ]]

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre : (( 5,900 $ )) * from [[ 2,620 $ ]] to [[ 11,600 $ ]]
saeed on Feb 16, 2020:
thank you for your good information.
change price of $ in Iran is not correcet in your informations.

your sincerely
Anonymous on Dec 26, 2019:
If I want to start a school in Iran what is the process and how much does it cost me around?
I am from India and looking forward for great Globalization with good Education Projects and Employment.
Milad on Dec 17, 2019:
So for foreigners to know, Toyota Corolla in Iran is not $78,000 but $50,000.
Milad on Dec 17, 2019:
Hi people! I just realised the prices are NOT in both real USD ($1=130,000IRR) and virtual USD ($1=42,000IRR) but a combination of them. For example, it is said Toyota Corolla is 78,738 USD while new model of this car in Iran would be about 6,500,000,000IRR which means $1=83,333IRR --- Good Luck ;)
Ali on Dec 12, 2019:
Now price of 1 liter gasoline is 30000 IRR in Iran , please correct it
Ali on Dec 12, 2019:
Now price of gasoline is 30000 IRR in Iran , please correct it
Anonymous on Dec 09, 2019:
I review a lot on your site, I realized that prices for large mistakes
in Iran
I'm living in Tehran
For example, the price of a liter of milk in Tehran is approximately
seventy 5,500 toman or 55,000 rial (depending on the price of 13,000
toman or about 130,000 rial per dollar America that is) that the dollar
is America America US $ 2.3
But the price less than a dollar in your site with the fact that America
is inserted too far.
Please go ahead and, if necessary, I am ready to help you in these cases

Part of the problem is caused by the currency conversion rate
Now the real price of the dollar is America's approximately seventy
130,000 rial( 1 dollar $ = 130000 rial)
Anonymous on Nov 06, 2019:
You can exchange euro as well as dollars, Airport always is the worse, the exchange rate is close in exchanges in city centre exchanges. In Tehran you can get the best exchange rates near Ferdowsi square and Sabze meydan (Grand Bazar) but if you are staying far from there maybe it doesn't worth to take time to go there so find an exchange near where you stay.
Anonymous on Oct 20, 2019:
I want to visit Iran.I read it safe country.Moreover I have great confusion .Can we exchange euro or only dollars can be exchange.After exhanging currency.What will I get Rial or Toman?
Which place is good to exchange money in Iran.Like on an Airport ?
Anonymous on Oct 20, 2019:
I am loving to Read comments.Life is nowhere .All you need good money
Khalil from Tehran on Oct 16, 2019:
Iranians are suffering from US acts against them, but prices are controlled by government to protect people.
And a foreigner visitor will see the prices are cheaper than everywhere, except imported items. viva Iran!
... on Oct 08, 2019:
I'm Iranian citizen.
please please go to another countries and not come to Iran. Iran is one of the worst countries in the world. also it's people are not good humans. 80% are very bad humans including Thieves, Killers, Ravishers, Defrauders and other kinds of Wrongdoers. 5% are bad humans. 10% are almost good and good humans and 5% are very good humans.
Iranian are in illustration of civilization! They tell they were a civilized country thousands years ago! now, the most developed country, The US has a long way to become a become a civilized country. so, it's a joke that you say you were developed thousands years ago.
Anonymous on Sep 10, 2019:
I am a Tehran resident. Since the collapse of Rial value in 2017 (after 2 years of changing rates it has got stability about one third of before value currently) Iran got much cheaper for foreigners vacations, so i strongly recommend traveling to Iran and be sure you may enjoy your cheap trip through thousand years of civilization and Art.
... on Aug 28, 2019:
in Iran doctors have very good revenue. between 15,000,000 IR Tomans (1,250$) to 2,000,000,000 IR Tomans (167,000$) per month. Software engineers' revenue is between 700,000 IR Tomans (58$) to 40,000,000 IR Tomans (3,330$) per month. in both fields there are special people who can have more revenues because of their skills.
in Iran there is not a good economical situation. so try to not come to Iran.
Anonymous on Aug 26, 2019:
As of today currency exchange rate $1 usd = 42,108 irr.Expect the exchange rate to hover around $1 usd to 58,000 irr by years end or more especially with another intense round of heavy sanctions from the U S coming up in October.
Mojtaba on Jul 26, 2019:
If you want to come to Iran, you should this costs be divided into 3. For example, Macdonald price is = 6 divid 3$ = 2$.
S.S.Haider on Jul 22, 2019:
I am a software engineer from Pakistan. Currently I have an experience of 6 years major technology stack in Java. I want to know the job opportunities for software engineer in Iran. What average salary earned by a Java developer and expenses living with family. Also if anyone can compare the Software developer stats in Iran to other countries like middle east or Pakistan itself
... on Jul 21, 2019:
I want ask a question from people who completed apartment prices.
Do you really know the prices of Tehran high class neighborhoods? There are apartments with 140,000,000 tomans price for each meter.(=8,700 meters apartment with 350 Billion Tomans = 30 Million Dollars price)
and the average price of apartments in city center (high class neighborhoods) is higher than you wrote here.
Please Correct prices. thank you very much.
Anonymous on Jul 10, 2019:
The prices are not realistic !!!!! Considering the recent fluctuations of currency, the cost of living in Iran would be completely different !!! Eg price of a bottle of water is lower than 0.28 $, due to the decrement of Rial's value.
Anonymous on Jun 24, 2019:
In iran USA $ is equal to 135000 IRR in free market. 42000 IRR is official but not applicable for people. For example if you want to travel you have to buy US dollar from free market.
bahram on Jun 06, 2019:
divide all costs to 3.5 to get the realistic results (the real exchange rate effect)
HM on Jun 01, 2019:
when you check the prices in local currency IRR, it is almost correct. except for rent, you must add at least 25% . and midrange restaurant for 2 persons cost 9-11 USD. red meat is also +50%
all you have to do is to divide the IRR to 14000
for example cost of utilities/per month ==> 148000 IRR/14000= 10.75 USD
in gross cost of decent living (without rent) from a single person is around 450 USD and for 4 person family (without rent) is about 1100 USD. you should add 7000-15000 USD (per year) for each child (private foreign school). a luxury style life cost 5-10 times more than mentioned prices.
for example, a luxury fully furnished 250sqm apartment (very nice complex) rent is about 2500 USD per month.
this includes sports, 2 times midrange restaurants /week /pp, average shopping, groceries, clothes,...
of course, many people are living with much less and they don't go to the restaurant or sports clubs.
my salary as CEO of a midrange company is about 1200 USD per month.
Hamidreza on May 30, 2019:
All prices are not real. There is two currency rates for $ in Iran.
Virtual rate is about 42000 IRR = 1 $
Real rate is about 150000 IRR = 1 $
And real rate every day has tolerance so for instance you have to buy goods one day by 2 $ × 130000 IRR and maybe next week you have to buy the same goods by 2 $ × 170000 IRR.
So everything is not certain except your salary. In Iran your minimum salary is about 100 $ every time. So if you want labour, Iran is so cheap in all over the world and you can produce everything with low price.
Notes for producers.
For more information you can contact me:
mohammadreza on May 29, 2019:
what?!! 12 eggs for 2.09 $?!!! today i bought 12 eggs just for 0.30 $. who created this informations?!!
Mehran on May 25, 2019:
Completely wrong
I'm living in Tehran
100$ is enough for a four person family without rent
Costs are not correct
bahram on May 20, 2019:
The calculation is based on rate 1USD=42000IRR so it is not accurate; today exchange rate is about 140000 IRR for 1 USD so divide all prices of any currency other that IRR to almost 3.5. For example "Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant" becomes is about 1.5 USD. and I guess it makes Tehran one of the 5 cheapest capital in the world!!!
... on Mar 25, 2019:
To all users.
For real prices in IRR, select usd then multiply it in 130,000 to calculate prices in Iranian Rial and multiply in 13,000 to calculate it in Iranian Toman.
LOL to prices :) :) :)
Correction on Mar 25, 2019:
Correction to previous post
To all users
For the real market prices (almost real), please select currency of IRR on top of the page, and check. Then divide the written amount to 130,000 Rial per USD.
Ali Fard on Mar 24, 2019:
To all users
For the real market prices (almost real), please select currency of IRR on top of the page, and check. Then divide the written amount to 13,000 Rial per USD.