Travel budget in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan: calculate your travel budget

Turkmenistan: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 903* (3150 TMT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2451* (8526 TMT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 62 per person
  • $ 14 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 4096* (14252 TMT)

* 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 Turkmenistan in 2020

Cost of living: Turkmenistan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan by city

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

Cities /Turkmenistan View Details
Ashgabat 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ashgabat


Local prices in Turkmenistan by expense type

Turkmenistan: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Turkmenistan is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 21/person
($ 10 to $ 30)

34% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 34/person
($ 21 to $ 45)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 10/person
($ 5.7 to $ 15)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.9 for 500ml
($ 2.3 to $ 4.3)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.8 for 330ml
($ 4.3 to $ 5.7)

63% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 2.3 to $ 5.7)

17% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 3.2/can
($ 2.6 to $ 4.3)

67% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Turkmenistan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Turkmenistan costs 59% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
( $ 36)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 54/night
( $ 54)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
( $ 78)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 116/night
( $ 116)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 205/night
( $ 205)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510

Turkmenistan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Turkmenistan is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.2/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 4.3)

277% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.4/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 7.2)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10/kg
($ 5.7 to $ 15)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 9.3/kg
($ 5 to $ 13)

3% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 4.2/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 5.1)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 2.3)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.7/kg
($ 6.6 to $ 15)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Turkmenistan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Turkmenistan costs 66% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 4.3/month
($ 3 to $ 15)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Turkmenistan: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Turkmenistan costs 58% less than in the United States (USA).
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 317/month
($ 202 to $ 462)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1375
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 243/month
($ 152 to $ 346)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1099
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 543/month
($ 303 to $ 691)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2203
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 533/month
($ 519 to $ 548)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1741
Gym
Gym
$ 48/month
($ 30 to $ 88)

24% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 24/month
($ 24 to $ 26)

97% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 952
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 14580/yr
($ 7051 to $ 25180)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16573

Turkmenistan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkmenistan is 8% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 10 to $ 12)

4% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 21/hr
($ 15 to $ 30)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Turkmenistan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Turkmenistan is 255% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 33/pack
($ 24 to $ 45)

293% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 193
($ 18 to $ 288)

323% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 140
($ 88 to $ 202)

276% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 241
($ 174 to $ 288)

209% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 269
($ 174 to $ 346)

175% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
$ 801
(fair price: $ 708)

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About the information on the cost of living in Turkmenistan

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

Information about cost of living in Turkmenistan updated on 15-09-2020.

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