Cost Of Living In Tehran: Delivery And Restaurants (April 8) (Updated)
How much does eating out at Restaurants cost in Tehran?
The Persian New Year Nowruz is now well underway, and the forex market is battering the local Iranian rial (IRR), however, it is not all bad, eating out at restaurants and takeaway deliveries in the city are still very affordable, and so far we’ve not noticed much in price increases.
Tehran is a relatively cheap capital city to live in for everyday items like household products and food, however, in recent years prices across the city have reached closer to those seen in Europe for some products, especially imported ones.
Imported food items in Iran are usually 100% more expensive than abroad. It is advisable that when there is a good local alternative to purchase that as the savings will be large over the period of your stay.
Eating out is a popular past time in Tehran, where many families will eat out at least once a week. Prices widely vary across the city depending on the kind of meal people opt for. For example, restaurants in northern districts of Tehran are on par with European and other high-end Asian cities with a meal for two in one of the top eateries costing upwards of $60 for a two-course meal with drinks, cheaper options are always available.
Also a big thanks to Esfandyar Batmanghelidjh and Danielle Hart for her image of Sam Cafe on Fayyazi Street (Fereshteh)
Now to the data…
Cost of Restaurants and Take-Away in Tehran
|Restaurants||IRR||EURO Rate||Euro Price|
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||250,000||67,000||€ 3.73|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, two-course||800,000||67,000||€ 11.94|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||220,000||67,000||€ 3.28|
|Pizza, Inexpensive Restaurant / Delivery||260,000||67,000||€ 3.88|
|Pizza, Premium Restaurant / Delivery||450,000||67,000||€ 6.72|
|Meal for 2 People, Expensive Restaurant, two-course||3,500,000||67,000||€ 52.24|
|Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter draught)||20,000||67,000||€ 0.30|
|Cappuccino (regular)||140,000||67,000||€ 2.09|
|Coke/Pepsi (can)||15,000||67,000||€ 0.22|
|Water (0.33 liter bottle)||5,000||67,000||€ 0.07|