Cost of Living in Yerevan

Summary about cost of living in Yerevan:

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,000.00 AMD 2,000.00-3,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10,000.00 AMD 8,000.00-12,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2,000.00 AMD 1,900.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 600.00 AMD 400.00-800.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 800.00 AMD 500.00-1,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 968.75 AMD 750.00-1,300.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 310.00 AMD 200.00-500.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 164.41 AMD 120.00-300.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,529.31 AMD 1,476.31-1,589.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 213.46 AMD 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 251.23 AMD 181.44-362.87
Eggs (regular) (12) 768.27 AMD 600.00-900.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 937.43 AMD 816.47-1,133.98
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 923.85 AMD 544.31-1,247.38
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,292.74 AMD 1,133.98-1,587.58
Apples (1 lb) 205.63 AMD 158.76-317.52
Banana (1 lb) 343.82 AMD 312.98-376.48
Oranges (1 lb) 286.07 AMD 226.80-317.52
Tomato (1 lb) 184.89 AMD 113.40-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 102.21 AMD 72.40-136.08
Onion (1 lb) 117.61 AMD 81.65-154.22
Lettuce (1 head) 153.00 AMD 100.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 237.06 AMD 200.00-300.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,500.00 AMD 1,800.00-3,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 438.46 AMD 350.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 537.50 AMD 450.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 AMD 550.00-650.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 AMD 100.00-100.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,000.00 AMD 6,000.00-8,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 600.00 AMD 500.00-600.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 160.93 AMD 160.93-160.93
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,200.00 AMD 1,000.00-1,200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1,458.17 AMD 1,324.89-1,589.87
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,500,000.00 AMD 5,000,000.00-10,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,533,333.33 AMD 7,500,000.00-12,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 40,524.80 AMD 30,000.00-60,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 18.33 AMD 15.00-35.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 6,100.00 AMD 4,000.00-8,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 25,470.59 AMD 10,000.00-35,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,083.33 AMD 4,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2,500.00 AMD 2,000.00-2,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 76,363.64 AMD 60,000.00-80,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,500,000.00 AMD 1,500,000.00-1,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 29,207.14 AMD 15,000.00-45,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 20,928.57 AMD 20,000.00-25,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 39,916.67 AMD 30,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 33,214.29 AMD 25,000.00-45,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 129,722.22 AMD 100,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 70,882.35 AMD 60,000.00-100,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 300,666.67 AMD 200,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 125,833.33 AMD 100,000.00-190,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 49,019.61 AMD 41,806.02-60,386.47
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 27,757.96 AMD 23,225.57-37,160.91
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 143,130.45 AMD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 12.44 8.50-20.00

Prices in Yerevan

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Last update: November 2017
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13 Comments so far

#Z's dad on Nov 21, 2017 :
My son just moved to Yerevan (Nov. 2017). His rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $150 usd a month, but he's getting a very good deal with a family over there. He just got a job teaching English to Russian and Armenian speakers but I don't know how much he will be earning. He hopes to stay around a year or so.
#Anonymous on Jun 17, 2017 :
Taxi start in Yerevan is AMD200 for Yandex Taxi and AMD500 for ggtaxi. Afterwards there is a charge of AMD100 per km.
#warstad safer on May 11, 2017 :
I am Armenian and us citizen retired my income is $1000 a mo I like to move to Armenia to Yerevan or near by cities how much is the rent $ thank you to answer
#Mark Miner on Apr 15, 2017 :
Hello I am considering retiring to Europe armenia it sounds like a nice area with reasonable expenses is there any areas that would allow for someone who uses a power! wheelchair to live that is more whheel chair friendly than another or should I look in another country
#Anonymous on Feb 08, 2017 :
According to this Baku is cheaper than Yerevan. Yeah, not true.
#Edik Abgaryan on Jan 19, 2016 :
I have returned to Armenia about a year ago and can say that most numbers shown here are true. One can live here with $1000 a month without too many extras of course. The food is great... It is really safe here plus everyone minds their own business. In conclusion I will just say that with an income of $1500-$2000 it is heaven on earth.... Of course there are other countries with prices like these, but my assumption is that first of all it is not as safe and people are not as friendly....
#Shafi al caprio on Aug 18, 2015 :
im a student living here past 3 years..... Tried to love as low priced as possible.... According to me, the ideal living expenses fr a single room incl electricity and water will be 45000 AMD...
Its better if u know to cook... And daily expenses for cooking will be around 800AMD (two meal a day with milk and break for breakfast) and for transportation public transport is npt bad... So 6000 drams will be enough for it... So totally itll be 75000 drams... (180$) yerevan welcomes you!
#Mamaloge on Feb 28, 2015 :
We have been living in Yerevan for 6 months and will be here for another 4 or 6. Finding an apt. to suit our taste was not easy during the summer. During tourist season, the prices are jacked up for very distastefully furnished apts. After the summer, plenty of apt. and you can negotiate, although some rather have their places empty before lowering the rent. Go figure! During the summer the same apts. are rented daily or weekly for more.
The food is not cheap as I thought but then we buy like Americans and not the locals. What I mean by that is this: People shop daily for what they need, so they end up spending less. We go to the supermarket and buy for the week, which always seems to run out. Anyway, the only cheap thing here is labor. Goods are not! If you have your own place, you could live moderately well on a $1000 for two people. $2000 if you need to rent. 2,500 to $3000 will let you have facials, massages, gym, and a lot more luxury. All in all, I love the fact that I don't use my credit cards but only cash.
#Anonymous on Feb 22, 2015 :

Yes with 925$ you can have a normal life withouth too much extras
#shahinian on Feb 06, 2015 :
I am retired my income is $925 a mo I want to move to Armenia is that ok to pay rent and
food no car need rent studio and live normal
#Anonymous on Dec 13, 2014 :
Rent for one bedroom apartment in city center is starting from 600USD till 1300USD for European standard apartments. Most of the buildings have entries from building back side. Hallways are not clean, elevators in bad shape. New buildings lack lack proper isolation or good plumbing.
#Avedis on Jan 22, 2014 :
Actually ,In Armenia it imposible to rent a house and lieve alone , you need roommate or you must stay with your family unless you are so luckey and get 1000$ then you can leave as a king ;)
#ZAZA on Dec 26, 2013 :
The average salary may be 400 $ but you have to take into account that most of the people live in many generation families so they don't rent an appartement . And in this kind of family there are 2-3 person that work which gives near 1000$ which is ok to live. But to have a more modern life meaning live in your own apartment when you are married then you need to earn 3-4 time the average salary which is not easy in a country with an high rate of unemployment