Travel budget in Iran

Iran: calculate your travel budget

Iran: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Iran for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 880* (33787180 IRR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 131 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 3.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2373* (91118706 IRR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 136 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 7.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 2764* (106155210 IRR)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Iran in 2020

Cost of living: Iran VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Iran in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Iran by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Iran compared to the national average.

Cities /Iran View Details
Esfahan 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Esfahan
Karaj 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Karaj
Tehran 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Tehran
Ilam 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ilam
Arak 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Arak
Rasht 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Rasht
Shiraz 25% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Shiraz

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Local prices in Iran by expense type

Iran: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Iran costs 63% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.4/person
($ 2.2 to $ 11)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 6.5 to $ 27)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 3.2 to $ 9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 4.3)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Iran: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Iran costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 47/night
( $ 47)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 153/night
( $ 75)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 109/night
( $ 109)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 185
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 162/night
( $ 134)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 263
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 261/night
( $ 255)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 512

Iran: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Iran costs 51% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1.8)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 3.5/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 6.5)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.8/12 eggs
($ 1 to $ 3.1)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 7.6)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 6.5)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.3/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 2)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 17/kg
($ 7.5 to $ 30)

22% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Iran: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Iran costs 54% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 13/month
($ 7.6 to $ 27)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.2/litre
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Car hire
Car hire
$ 72/24hrs
($ 27 to $ 133)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Iran: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Iran costs 68% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 35/month
($ 21 to $ 65)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 22/month
($ 11 to $ 51)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 590/month
($ 309 to $ 1281)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1501
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 361/month
($ 179 to $ 769)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1204
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1249/month
($ 541 to $ 2697)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2433
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 737/month
($ 324 to $ 1666)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1912
Gym
Gym
$ 35/month
($ 11 to $ 78)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 130/month
($ 65 to $ 257)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1054
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1781/yr
($ 1079 to $ 4314)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18546

Iran: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Iran costs 21% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.8/ticket
($ 2.2 to $ 6.5)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 23/hr
($ 11 to $ 45)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Iran: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Iran is 18% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 2.2 to $ 7.6)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 24 to $ 109)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 42
($ 17 to $ 96)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Trainers
Trainers
$ 212
($ 95 to $ 385)

153% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 95
($ 45 to $ 185)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Tehran
London → Tehran
London → Tehran
$ 476
(fair price: $ 419)
Manchester → Tehran
Manchester → Tehran
Manchester → Tehran
$ 560
(fair price: $ 494)
Toronto (Ontario) → Tehran
Toronto (Ontario) → Tehran
Toronto (Ontario) → Tehran
$ 1242
(fair price: $ 1078)
Los Angeles → Tehran
Los Angeles  → Tehran
Los Angeles  → Tehran
$ 1181
(fair price: $ 1017)
Sydney → Tehran
Sydney → Tehran
Sydney → Tehran
$ 1519
(fair price: $ 1338)
Melbourne → Tehran
Melbourne → Tehran
Melbourne → Tehran
$ 1547
(fair price: $ 1358)
Dublin → Tehran
Dublin → Tehran
Dublin → Tehran
$ 542
(fair price: $ 465)
Montreal → Tehran
Montreal → Tehran
Montreal → Tehran
$ 1234
(fair price: $ 1065)
New York City → Tehran
New York City → Tehran
New York City → Tehran
$ 1035
(fair price: $ 925)
Edinburgh → Tehran
Edinburgh → Tehran
Edinburgh → Tehran
$ 653
(fair price: $ 575)
Perth → Tehran
Perth → Tehran
Perth → Tehran
$ 1548
(fair price: $ 1315)
Auckland → Tehran
Auckland → Tehran
Auckland → Tehran
$ 1643
(fair price: $ 1473)

Tours and organised trips in Iran


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About the information on the cost of living in Iran

The information about the cost of living in Iran shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Iran updated on 31-03-2020.

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