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.
  • $ 9.7 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 788* (2576 TMT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 34 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2242* (7336 TMT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 56 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 3738* (12222 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 essentially the same as in 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 6% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Ashgabat

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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 is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 22/person
($ 22 to $ 22)

34% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 27/person
($ 22 to $ 32)

5% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.7
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3 for 500ml
($ 3 to $ 3.1)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 4.2 for 330ml
($ 3.7 to $ 4.5)

36% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.1/cup
($ 1.1 to $ 6.1)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 2.4/can
($ 0.7 to $ 4.5)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

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: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 116/night
( $ 116)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
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 17% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.2/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

146% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.6/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.3/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 5.3)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.4/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 11/kg
($ 7.6 to $ 14)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 8.2/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.4/kg
( $ 1.4)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 5.5/kg
( $ 5.5)

30% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1
($ 1 to $ 1.2)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.4/kg
($ 7 to $ 9.8)

31% 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 76% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

93% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 5.4/month
($ 4.3 to $ 6.1)

92% 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
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7

Budget for living and housing in Turkmenistan

On average, the cost of housing in Turkmenistan costs 53% less than in United States.
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 414/month
($ 216 to $ 765)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1382
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 292/month
($ 162 to $ 376)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1096
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 590/month
($ 322 to $ 673)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2243
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 544/month
($ 536 to $ 551)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1756
Gym
Gym
$ 44/month
($ 32 to $ 93)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 53/month
($ 26 to $ 108)

94% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 961
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 19490/yr
($ 10701 to $ 52874)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17191

Leisure activity budget in Turkmenistan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Turkmenistan costs 26% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 6.1 to $ 13)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 10.3/hr
($ 5.4 to $ 16)

35% 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 124% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 32/pack
($ 26 to $ 38)

282% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 84
($ 20 to $ 124)

78% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 84
($ 76 to $ 93)

118% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 198
($ 162 to $ 245)

146% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 101
($ 54 to $ 369)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

Plane ticket budget

London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
$ 832
(fair price: $ 740)

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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 04-11-2019.

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