Cost of Living in Ulaanbaatar

Summary about cost of living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 16,250.00 ₮ 8,500.00-20,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100,000.00 ₮ 80,000.00-300,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15,000.00 ₮ 15,000.00-15,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5,700.00 ₮ 3,500.00-7,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8,500.00 ₮ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 7,755.56 ₮ 4,500.00-10,500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2,929.17 ₮ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,563.64 ₮ 1,000.00-4,000.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 13,423.66 ₮ 11,356.24-15,141.65
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,769.01 ₮ 1,360.78-3,265.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,995.81 ₮ 1,564.90-2,267.96
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,782.22 ₮ 4,200.00-6,600.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 9,979.04 ₮ 6,803.89-45,359.29
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5,584.86 ₮ 2,948.35-7,257.49
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8,261.87 ₮ 5,443.11-12,700.60
Apples (1 lb) 4,269.44 ₮ 2,540.12-5,443.11
Banana (1 lb) 3,917.91 ₮ 3,175.15-4,762.73
Oranges (1 lb) 4,309.13 ₮ 2,267.96-5,443.11
Tomato (1 lb) 4,989.52 ₮ 2,041.17-6,803.89
Potato (1 lb) 745.19 ₮ 453.59-907.19
Onion (1 lb) 1,389.13 ₮ 680.39-2,267.96
Lettuce (1 head) 3,500.00 ₮ 1,500.00-5,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,657.14 ₮ 800.00-2,800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 26,250.00 ₮ 22,000.00-38,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,825.00 ₮ 2,000.00-4,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4,600.00 ₮ 3,000.00-5,600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6,000.00 ₮ 4,000.00-6,500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 ₮ 500.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 22,250.00 ₮ 20,000.00-25,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1,500.00 ₮ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,414.02 ₮ 2,414.02-4,023.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20,000.00 ₮ 8,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 10,245.85 ₮ 8,327.91-11,356.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 57,500,000.00 ₮ 50,000,000.00-80,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 54,000,000.00 ₮ 40,000,000.00-80,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 217,541.87 ₮ 150,000.00-283,333.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 82.50 ₮ 70.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37,166.67 ₮ 18,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 202,857.14 ₮ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 46,000.00 ₮ 20,000.00-60,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 ₮ 10,000.00-20,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 390,000.00 ₮ 350,000.00-700,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,474,792.81 ₮ 8,000,000.00-40,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 156,875.00 ₮ 50,000.00-300,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 83,333.33 ₮ 60,000.00-120,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 232,500.00 ₮ 150,000.00-300,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 281,666.67 ₮ 200,000.00-350,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,015,537.32 ₮ 700,000.00-1,200,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 618,691.54 ₮ 400,000.00-900,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,333,333.33 ₮ 2,000,000.00-3,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,493,797.68 ₮ 1,200,000.00-2,200,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 448,585.23 ₮ 371,609.07-650,315.87
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 247,352.29 ₮ 185,804.53-325,157.93
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,114,285.71 ₮
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.33 6.00-16.00

Prices in Ulaanbaatar

This city had 328 entries in the past 12 months by 42 different contributors.
Last update: January 2023
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2 Comments so far
soheil khazei on Apr 04, 2022:
In the item selection section, please show the capital of each country, among other cities in that country, with a different color, so that users can easily find the capital of each country, this helps people a lot, thank you
Mongorujin imnida on Feb 28, 2021:
I'm a Mongolian who lives in Japan. Everything is pretty cheap there, I promise. Some items/services are many-fold cheaper than in Japan.

Raul, 300bucks a month for food is more than enough.

Anonymous, all prices are in Mongolian currency, tugrug. "Mangolian" is disrespectful.

Emma, listed prices overall seem realistic although you can access some of them more cheaply.

Charles, many kinds of wild berries grow in the Mongolian north. They are abundant in vitamin C.
Seabuckthorn(seaberry), blueberry, cranberry, and blackcurrant, etc. are popular among locals and were also my winter favorites.