Cost of living in Turkmenistan

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


We review the explanations of the statistical relationship between spatial price indices and real living standards in Turkmenistan. Then, using data from several seasons in the country, we show that these variables are positively associated, price indices and real living standards may be statistically linked on several grounds. The total cost of living in Turkmenistan for one person with average consumption for one month will be USD 1000, no rent price included.


Unquestionably, everyone who visited Turkmenistan will say that this is a country of thousands of spices, tea varieties, and fruits. Despite low prices, the meals are tantalizing, delicious, and well cooked. You can get a decent mean for USD 12.00.

Health Care

Cost is average for consulting a doctor in a public institution that will cost about USD 50 and for a private doctor can vary between USD 100 to USD 120 depending on the city. There are student medical aids that are accepted by various institutions in Turkmenistan. It is advised to check with your offer letter on what procedures need to be followed on health insurance.


It can be said that transportation is mostly affordable here, especially if you are using public transport and leaving taxis. A monthly pass for public transportation is around USD 25, which is relatively okay but can be expensive for poor people. However, a daily ticket is around USD 0.50 which is reasonable.

Rent per month

A one-bedroom apartment in the center of big cities here will cost about USD 400. At the same time, similar accommodation far from the downtown will be only USD 300 and you can save a little if you don’t need to spend much on transportation.