Cost in Azerbaijan

Compare the cost of your home country to the actual living costs in Azerbaijan, simply select your home currency and see the difference!

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Food Price in ‎₼
12 eggs dozen, large 12.50 AZN
1 beer pint in local shops, markets 7 AZN
1 kg of tomatoes 8.50 AZN
Full chicken 2kg 38.75 AZN
1litre 100% fruit juice 8.50 AZN
1 package of cigarettes imported brands 25 AZN
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7.50 AZN
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48.95 AZN
2.5 liters of Coca-Cola 0.95 AZN
1 Bread loaf standard 9.50 AZN
Whole fat Yogurt. 500ml 12 AZN
1x6 pack Dardanelle tuna 18.50 AZN
Heinz baked beans 1 tin 8 AZN
1.5 kg Sugar 10 AZN
2 liter cooking oil 20 AZN
Yum-yum noodles per pack 2.00 AZN
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.50 AZN
1 liter milk 8.50 AZN
Fast food restaurant large serving/ take away 25 AZN
Utilities per month (water, electricity, gas) for 2 people in flat 165 AZN
Wi-Fi monthly fee 8 Mbps (1 month) 145 AZN
Laundry detergent (bleach, sunlight liquid, washing surf… altogether) 58.50 AZN
House Cleaning fee per day 105 AZN
Large Gas heater price range upwards. 200 AZN
Original branded Electric Fans 200 AZN
Original branded Electric kettle. 120 AZN
40 inches Beko flat screen HD TV set 2000 AZN
Single bed Blankets 120 AZN
Personal Care
Avon for women and men cologne 100 AZN
Ladies hair plaiting. 60 AZN
Ladies Sanitaryware (Pads and Tampoons) 18 AZN
Men's haircut 40 AZN
Ibuprofen, Panadol, Grandpa Pain killers box of 12 dosses 24.50 AZN
Mobile package local network providers’ talk-time, data and messages 65 AZN
1 month of gym subscription. 105 AZN
Earphones original (Samsung. iPhone) 90 AZN
Unisex Loris perfume 30 AZN
Gadgets maintenance and repairs (cellphone, laptops, tablets...) starting price. 100 AZN
Smart phones (Samsung, Xiaomi, HTC, IPhone) price range upwards 1000 AZN
Laptops (Samsung, Lenovo, Hp, Monster, Dell etc.) price range upwards 3000 AZN
Boat cruise with refreshments and finger snacks 120 AZN
Go carting 30mins 120 AZN
Movie House 3d cinema 30 AZN
Summer Festivals (jet, bumper cars, lucky deep ...(per ticket) 15 AZN
Photo shoot 120 AZN
Cappuccino / expresso/ coffee 12.50 AZN
3 course dinner local restaurant two people 96.50 AZN
3 course dinner classy, exotic restaurant two people 150 AZN
Play station 4 console without games. 2000 AZN
Spalding Basketball 200 AZN
Original branded Racket and Wilson’s tennis balls 500 AZN
Taxi fare on average 5-10km 45 AZN
Public transport per trip one way maximum fare 30 AZN
1 liter petrol/diesel 6.50 AZN
1 day rent a car cost 140 AZN
Driver’s license 2300 AZN
1 pair of jeans (Denim or similar) 150 AZN
1 pair of men’s formal shoes 215 AZN
1 pair original sport/casual shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 280 AZN
1 classy summer dress (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 135.79 AZN
Ladies formal shoes original and durable 120 AZN
Back-pack, gym bag (Nike, Adidas, New balance) 150 AZN

Generally, the cost of living varies from individual budgets and lifestyles, even further differential in one city to another. The cost of living in Azerbaijan is relatively high in relation to many expat destinations and has increased exponentially in recent years, particularly in Baku.

The country is often considered a hardship destination and expats, therefore, are well-compensated to make the move.


In Azerbaijan accommodation varies according to one’s affordability. Apartments are categorized from one bedroomed up to three bedroomed and are classified based on their geographical location. Below is the price system of a number of apartments in Azerbaijan:


Type of apartment Location of apartment Price
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre USD $300.00 - USD$ 850.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre USD $186.00 - USD$ 500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) City Centre USD $650.00 - USD$1.872.75
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre USD $350.00 - USD$1.000.00

A student is not limited to renting apartments but he/she can resort to actually purchasing one. Below are examples of apartment prices for those who might be interested in buying:





Type of Apartment Location Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment City Centre USD $1.600.00 - USD $3.500.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre USD $950.81 - USD $1.600.00

Public Transportation
There are various alternative transport systems that are adequately available for one to travel around Azerbaijan. Road and railway are the most popular transport network in Azerbaijan and are highly diversified and connects all parts of Azerbaijan.

While Baku is the largest, most populated and the capital city of Azerbaijan, besides being a location of most of the higher educational institutions, you can find different modes of transportation for traveling around.


In order to use Baku metro and buses, you need to purchase BakiKart from metro stations or bus stops which permanent usable card costs 2 AZN. The price for the one use of transportation will cost 0.30 AZN, which can be considered as an inexpensive mode of travel.

Baku Metro

Currently, the Baku metro system has 25 stations and 3 lines.


Buses are usually the most convenient mode of travel around Baku. Bus schedules and routes are generally available at bus stops. If you want to travel within Baku you can use in-city buses, which are provided by the BakuBus. Further information is available online.

Although for traveling to the regions of Azerbaijan and cities of the neighboring countries including Russia, Georgia, Turkey, and Iran you have to use all-inclusive, modern buses at the Baku International Bus Terminal.

Taxi services

Taxis can be considered a relatively expensive way to get around Baku. There are a number of different taxi companies in Azerbaijan which can be booked over the telephone or through particular applications.

Grocery Shopping
Students who study at Azerbaijan have the option of purchasing food from supermarkets, fast food restaurants, or even at local markets. The table below illustrates prizes that are available for the basic groceries for students in Azerbaijan.




Item Azerbaijan Currency (Man) USD$ Price
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant   5.00-16.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.74 man 0.40-2.00
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.65 man 1.00-2.00
A loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.48 man 0.40-0.70
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.19 man 1.00-3.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.10 man 1.20-3.60
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.20 man 4.00-16.00
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 5.70 man 3.80-6.80
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 11.50 man 10.00-14.00


There is a wide range of exciting activities that students can engage in while studying in Azerbaijan, as it is known as one of the most vibrant countries when it comes to fun and relaxation. The fun, games, and activities are not too harsh on the pocket as most activities are reasonably affordable.

Opera & Ballet Theatre

Azerbaijan is one country that is rich in its history and cultural heritage and experiencing it can best be done through visiting the Opera and Ballet theatre. This 1910 theatre has a very distinctive twin-spired facade and a classically grand interior, though the place could do with some refreshing.

It produces a mixed bag of shows, some grandiose, other more mundane repertory performances but most are easy enough to follow without speaking the show's language.

Ultimate Gobustan & Mud Volcanoes Tour

While in Azerbaijan, find time to explore Gobustan museum, ancient petroglyphs, and mud volcanoes in a four-hour tour. Throughout your journey, you will be guided by a local and friendly English-speaking tour guide.

You will learn about the history of petroglyphs found in this area, get direct experience with the mud volcanoes. This educational tour ranges between 44 Euro and 55 Euro.

Games and Entertainment Centres

Visiting Games and Entertainment Centres is another way to actually have a good time, when you are free from your studies. In Azerbaijan, there are Game and Entertainment Centers that are a top priority for a number of students. These include the following: Gabala Shooting Range, Phobia VR, ETX Lazer Strike, and Laliga Game Centre. For those who prefer more intimate activities can find time to catch a movie at the local cinemas that are quite affordable for students.

Health Insurance

Medical insurance is mandatory in Azerbaijan, for foreign students as well as local citizens. All Azeris are covered by a national health insurance plan and are entitled to free medical care. Expats in Azerbaijan should ensure that they have private health insurance, which is typically arranged through their employer.

A passport or ID card is needed in support of an application. A health insurance package is usually valid for one year and covers both outpatient and inpatient services. In Azerbaijan the following health care services are usually covered depending on the package:

  • Dental care
  • Hospital and ambulatory care
  • Maternity care
  • Medical emergency
  • Medicines
  • Occupational therapy
  • Aetna International

Aetna International is an example of private health care on offer for international students who are pursuing studies in Azerbaijan. Aetna International offers health insurance plans to more than 55 million members worldwide. Their plans are tailored to meet the individual needs for you and your family while you are away from your home country, living, studying, and working abroad.

Cigna Global

With 86 million customer relationships in over 200 countries, including Azerbaijan, Cigna Global has unsurpassed experience in dealing with varied and unique medical situations and delivering high standards of service wherever you live in the world.

Once in Azerbaijan, do not hesitate to look them up on their website to get a quotation on what needs to be done to ensure that you can start getting a medical cover.

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