Ashgabat travel budget

Ashgabat: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Ashgabat

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.1 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 798* (2744 TMT)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 66 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 5.9 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2508* (8610 TMT)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 97 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 66 per person
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 4321* (14840 TMT)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Ashgabat compared to Turkmenistan in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Ashgabat in 2021 is 44% higher than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Ashgabat in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Ashgabat by expense type

Restaurant budget in Ashgabat

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Ashgabat is 20% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 27/person
($ 11 to $ 32)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 32/person
($ 22 to $ 40)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.1/person
( $ 6.1)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 3.1 for 500ml
($ 2.5 to $ 4.7)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.1 for 330ml
($ 4.7 to $ 6.1)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5.6/cup
($ 2.5 to $ 6.1)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 4.1/can
($ 3.1 to $ 4.7)

109% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6/bottle
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Ashgabat

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Ashgabat is 59% cheaper 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

Supermarket food budget in Ashgabat

On average, the price of supermarket food in Ashgabat is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 3.6/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

310% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.7/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 1)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 7.6)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.9/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 3.7)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.2/kg
($ 4.7 to $ 9)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.4
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.2)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.7)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.9/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.5)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 1 to $ 1.8)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Ashgabat

On average, the price of transport in Ashgabat is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

44% 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)

34% 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)
$ 1.6
($ 1 to $ 1.6)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3

Leisure activity budget in Ashgabat

On average, budget for leisure activities in Ashgabat is 14% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 11 to $ 13)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 22/hr
($ 16 to $ 32)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Ashgabat

On average, shopping budget in Ashgabat is 334% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 38/pack
($ 32 to $ 47)

352% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 206
($ 20 to $ 308)

351% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 150
($ 93 to $ 216)

301% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38

Plane ticket budget

London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
London → Ashgabat
$ 794
(fair price: $ 697)


About this information on the cost of living in Ashgabat

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

The information about the cost of living in Ashgabat was updated on 22-09-2021.

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