Travel budget and cost of living in Turkmenistan how much does a trip cost?

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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.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 781* (2604 TMT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 5.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 1954* (6510 TMT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 38 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2963* (9884 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 2019

Cost of living: Turkmenistan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Turkmenistan in 2019 is 27% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Turkmenistan in 2019 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 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ashgabat

Local prices in Turkmenistan by expense type

Restaurant budget in Turkmenistan

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Turkmenistan costs 20% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 20/person
($ 5.4 to $ 22)

23% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 10.6/person
($ 10.6 to $ 32)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.3/person
($ 2.2 to $ 10.6)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.9 for 330ml
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 4.5)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Turkmenistan

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Turkmenistan costs 58% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 36/night
( $ 36)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 54/night
( $ 54)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
( $ 78)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 116/night
( $ 116)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 205/night
( $ 205)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500

Supermarket food budget in Turkmenistan

On average, the price of supermarket food in Turkmenistan costs 48% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 3.6)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.2/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 13)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 12)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

54% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 6.7/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 9.1)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Turkmenistan

On average, the price of transport in Turkmenistan costs 80% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.1)

95% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 6.1/month
($ 4.3 to $ 6.1)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.2/litre
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.1
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Turkmenistan

On average, the cost of housing in Turkmenistan costs 48% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 3.6/month
( $ 3.6)

97% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 373/month
($ 214 to $ 760)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 249/month
($ 161 to $ 373)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 498/month
($ 321 to $ 640)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 533/month
( $ 533)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
($ 47 to $ 76)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 108/month
($ 108 to $ 108)

88% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 31598/yr
($ 10636 to $ 52558)

73% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Turkmenistan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkmenistan costs 61% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 9.1)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 5.4/hr
( $ 5.4)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Turkmenistan

On average, shopping budget in Turkmenistan is 123% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 26/pack
($ 16 to $ 32)

228% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 115
($ 108 to $ 122)

145% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 76
( $ 76)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 202
($ 161 to $ 244)

156% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 84
($ 54 to $ 108)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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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 10-03-2019.

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