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Iran: Daily expenses

How much money will you need for daily expenses in Iran?

The average daily cost for sightseeing, transport, food and entertainment is ﷼ 675,000 Riais, which is around $20 US dollars at the time of writing this article.

Iran is a cash-society, you cannot use cards, traveller’s cheques or ATMs. US dollars and Euros are easiest to exchange.

Tipping is not expected throughout Iran apart from high-end restaurants. They will charge a 10% service charge and another 10% is expected on top.

Taxis round up the fare for ease but tipping is not necessary.

It is good practice to offer a small tip to a person who opens a building that is normally closed, and if they refuse, persist, as it is customary to refuse three times before accepting. If they refuse after the third attempt, keep your tip.

IRR

USD

Bottle of water

7,300

0.21

Loaf of bread

16,750

0.50

Bottle of non-alcoholic wine

382,500

11

Cheap meals

200,000

6

Restaurant mid-high level

685,000+

20+

Local transport ride

7,000

0.20

Taxi ride in the city

150,000

4.25

Sights admission

134,500

3.80