Cost of living in Iran
Published on: Nov 4, 2017
In case you are interested to know the cost of living in Iran, this page is dedicated to function and do just that. Prices shown in the table below varies from time to time and from one area to another, some item has a fixed price that comes with price tag or digitally printed and depending on the spending habits of people according to their areas where they live and their income and the "rate of exchange" or ROE. For example, 1 kilo of banana may cost about 41,000 rials (as of this writing) in the government-controlled fruit and vegetable market locally called bazar-e miveh-o-tarebar, may cost about 50,000 rls to 60,000 rials in the other local fruit shops. Or a non-furnished apartment rental could be more than doubled if not tripled in the northern side of Tehran compared to southern part of the city. While the foreign currencies such as Euros, US dollar and gold trading has an impact on basic commodities' prices as well.
Regardless of your choosen lifesytle, you will find yourself spending some money on the following item though not limited to: Or take for example the internet usage and simcard. There are more than two internet/simcard providers in Iran competing with each other such as Shatel, Parsonline, Hamrah avval, Rightel, Irancell offering different range of packages, prices and options. You can choose one that suits your daily or monthly needs just in case.
|Item||Price in IR||USD||PHP||As of Jan/Feb2019 in IR|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||10,000||0.25||12|
|Eggs (regular) (12)||82,500||2.25||103|
|Local Cheese (1kg)||31,500||0.78||37|
|Chicken Breast (Boneless, Skinless), (+-1kg)||164,619||40||2,057|
|Beef Meat (+-1kg)||213,268||53||2,665|
|Minced Beef 1.465 kg||485,030||12||600|
|Milk (regular), (1 liter)||26,000||0.65||32||45,000|
|Fresh Local Bread (sanggak)||16,000||0.40||20||20,000|
|Cinema, Local Release, 1 Seat||120,000||3||150|
|Meal for 3 People, Mid-range Service-Restaurant||1,200,000||30||1,500||4,000,000|
|Meal, Inexpensive No-service Restaurant 1 order||60,000||1.5||75||165,000|
|Rent Apartment (2 bedroom) southwest area||12,000,000||300||15,000|
|Buy Apartment (2 bedroom) southwest area||5,000,000,000||1,250,000||6,250,000|
|Fast Food Meal for 3 People (pizza)||490,000||12.25||612||1,004,000|
|10 Gigabyte Internet||260,000||6.5||325|
|1 cim card (Irancell)||200,000||5||250|
|Family Shower Towel||681,375||17||850|
|Small Toothpaste (Signal)||33,000||0.81||91|
|Young coconut (Buko)||150,000||3.75||187|
|Tissue paper 10pcs||45,000|
|Pepsi family size 1.5ltr||40,000|
|Mushroom small size||45,000|
|Lavash bread 10pcs||25,000|
|Laundry (dry cleaning) Shirt||100,000|
|Laundry (dry cleaning) Coat||150,000|
|Chicken charcoal for 1p||130,000|
|Subway train ticket 1way||10,000|
|Pay toll (Chalus)||60,000|
|Bloody orange 1kg||35,000|
|Molfix pampers 7-18kg||540,000|
|Chicken thigs (maghran) 1kg||248,000|
|Chicken leg (ran) 1kg||315,000|
|Chicken breast (cleaned) 1kg||315,000|
|Chicken legs (cleaned ) 1kg||238,000|
|Aptamil pepti powdered infant's milk||280,000|
So far we based our calculation on the rate of exchange of 1USD which is equivalent to about 40,000 IRR. And since one (1) U.S. dollar is equivalent to fifty (50) PH pesos hence, by dividing 4,000 by 50 we get 80 (1Php=80toman). If you are living in the Philippines and want to know how much is banana per kilo in Iran which is 4,100 toman that is about 82 pesos.
Update Note: As of January 2019 banana per kilo in Iran is about 12,000 toman (1dollar). That would be about 240 pesos using the above formula. This is good for people with U.S. dollar incomes. As of this update (27 January 2019) the IRR against U.S. dollar is 12,000toman.
In Iran the official currency is called rials (Iranian Rials) but the people counting their money in toman by removing 1 zero. Thus, 10,000 rials becomes 1,000 toman.
When to use to rials or toman? The answer is everywhere and at all times in Iran but every time you hear toman just remove one zero. Always pay using calculator.
This page and the above table is being updated…
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