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Tehran vs San Francisco
Thr vs Sfo

Average net salary (After tax)

San Francisco
Tehran

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Thr
Outside city centre
Sfo
Thr

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Sfo
Thr
Outside city centre
Sfo
Thr

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Sfo
Thr
Outside city centre
Sfo
Thr

Mortgage rates

San Francisco
4.5%
Tehran
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

San Francisco
Tehran

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Sfo
Thr

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Sfo
Thr

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Sfo
Thr

Monthly pass

Regular price

Sfo
Thr

Fuel prices

Per Litre

San Francisco
Tehran

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Sfo
Thr
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Sfo
Thr
White bread 500g
Sfo
Thr
Eggs 12
Sfo
Thr
White rice 1kg
Sfo
Thr

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

San Francisco
Tehran

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Sfo
Thr
Beef round 1kg
Sfo
Thr
Local cheese 1kg
Sfo
Thr

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Sfo
Thr
Lettuce 1 head
Sfo
Thr
Tomatoes 1kg
Sfo
Thr

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Sfo
Thr
Oranges 1 head
Sfo
Thr
Bananas 1kg
Sfo
Thr

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

San Francisco
4.5%
Tehran
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in San Francisco are 17.14% higher than in Tehran

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Sfo
Thr
Market 0.5L bottle
Sfo
Thr

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Thr
Market 0.33L bottle
Sfo
Thr

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

San Francisco
5
Tehran

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Sfo
Thr

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Sfo
Thr

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Sfo
Thr
1 pair men's leather shoes
Sfo
Thr

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

San Francisco
$15.33
Tehran
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Sfo $4,070.74/mth
Thr $4,070.74/mth