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.
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 780* (2548 TMT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 1954* (6384 TMT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

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

Total budget:

$ 2960* (9674 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 25% 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.

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Local prices in Turkmenistan by expense type

Restaurant budget in Turkmenistan

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Turkmenistan costs 21% 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
$ 11/person
($ 11 to $ 32)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 2.2 to $ 11)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
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)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 0.7 to $ 2.2)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

58% 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)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 78/night
( $ 78)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 116/night
( $ 116)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 205/night
( $ 205)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502

Supermarket food budget in Turkmenistan

On average, the price of supermarket food in Turkmenistan costs 46% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 3.1)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 3.7)

1% 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
$ 1.1/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.1)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.8)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.1/salad
( $ 1.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 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
$ 7.4/kg
($ 5.4 to $ 9.2)

39% 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 $ 6.2)

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)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.2/litre
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

71% 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)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Turkmenistan

On average, the cost of housing in Turkmenistan costs 42% less than in United States.
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)
$ 376/month
($ 216 to $ 765)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 251/month
($ 162 to $ 376)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 501/month
($ 322 to $ 643)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 536/month
( $ 536)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 54/month
($ 47 to $ 76)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 81/month
($ 26 to $ 108)

91% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 31799/yr
($ 10704 to $ 52893)

74% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Turkmenistan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkmenistan costs 60% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 5.7/ticket
($ 4.3 to $ 9.2)

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: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Turkmenistan

On average, shopping budget in Turkmenistan is 132% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 29/pack
($ 26 to $ 32)

269% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 115
($ 108 to $ 124)

147% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 76
( $ 76)

103% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 204
($ 162 to $ 245)

157% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 54 to $ 108)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
$ 903
(fair price: $ 814)

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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 19-05-2019.

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