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Tehran, Ostan-e Tehran, Iran

How much does it cost to travel to Tehran?

You should plan to spend around $78 (﷼3,299,021) per day on your vacation in Tehran. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $14 (﷼595,657) on meals
  • $0.39 (﷼16,199) on local transportation
  • $125 (﷼5,246,793) on hotels

A one week trip to Tehran for two people costs, on average, $1,099 (﷼46,186,290). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Tehran cost?

A one week trip to Tehran usually costs around $549 (﷼23,093,145) for one person and $1,099 (﷼46,186,290) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Tehran on average costs around $1,099 (﷼46,186,290) for one person and $2,198 (﷼92,372,581) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Tehran will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Tehran on average costs around $2,355 (﷼98,970,622) for one person and $4,710 (﷼197,941,245) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Tehran has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Tehran expensive to visit?

Tehran is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Iran, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within the Middle East, Tehran is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Middle East for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Beirut, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Dubai.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Tehran Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Tehran?

The average Tehran trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Tehran travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 5,246,793 ($125)
Local Transportation 1 16,199 ($0)
Food 2 595,657 ($14)
Entertainment 1 193,125 ($5)
Accommodation Budget in Tehran
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Tehran is $62 (﷼2,623,397). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Tehran is $125 (﷼5,246,793). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Tehran

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Transportation Budget in Tehran
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Tehran is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $0.39 (﷼16,199) per person, per day, on local transportation in Tehran.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Tehran
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Rental Cars in Tehran
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Food Budget in Tehran
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Tehran can vary, the average cost of food in Tehran is $14 (﷼595,657) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Tehran should cost around $5.67 (﷼238,263) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Tehran is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Tehran
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Tehran typically cost an average of $4.59 (﷼193,125) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Tehran On a Budget
Tehran Tehran, Iran
The capital of Iran, Tehran is a cosmopolitan city with great museums, art galleries, parks, restaurants, and more. It is located in the northernmost part of Central Iran at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Some of the most popular attractions include the Treasury of the National Jewels, Golestan Palace, and the Tajrish Bazaar.
A longstanding symbol of Tehran and an iconic landmark is the Azadi Tower. Combining elements of Sassanid and Islamic architecture, the tower was constructed to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. Another significant landmark, and the oldest of Tehran's historical monuments, is Golestan Palace. The complex consists of 17 palaces, museums, and halls, as well as a garden. Once the Qajars' royal residence, this place is one of the most visited sites in the city. Its museums showcase the best of culture, art, and history of Iran and its provinces. Also well sought out is the Treasury of the National Jewels, which showcases the largest collection of jewels found anywhere in the world. Highlights include a number of famous diamonds, the world's largest uncut ruby, and a free standing golden globe made from 34 kilograms of gold and over 50,000 precious stones.

Other attractions include the Milad Tower which is visible from anywhere in the city, museums like the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and the Carpet Museum & National Rug Gallery, and the Grand Bazaar which features anything from clothing to carpets, kitchen accessories, decorations, jewelry, and more.

And before you plan your trip to Iran, make sure you read these interesting travel tips about Iran.
The city can be roughly divided into two different parts: north and south. The northern districts of Tehran are more prosperous, modern, cosmopolitan, and expensive while southern parts are less attractive but cheaper. As a whole, Tehran is extremely populated and traffic-ridden, though there are also more than 800 parks throughout the city great for escaping the cosmopolitan smog and bustle. Some of the more popular neighborhoods for visitors include Niavaran, Farmanieh, Tajrish, and Zafaraniyeh. Niavaran is home to the wealthy with cultural riches such as the Niavaran Palace Complex, Niavaran Park, and the Farhangsara (cultural center) which includes an amphitheater, museum, music hall, and Cafe Gallerie-a courtyard coffee shop with indoor exhibition space. Farmanieh is also affluent with many skyscrapers and a shopping plaza. Tajrish is one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tehran and is perhaps best known for its traditional bazaar which features a vast array of local goods and handicrafts. Zafaraniyeh, a historical place of residence for saffron traders, is probably the most expensive in the city home to Embassies and Ambassadorial residences as well as the museum of Sa'dabad Palace.

Sightseeing amidst the major attractions of Tehran occupies most of one's time during a visit to the city. There are plenty of features that showcase the best of Iran's art, history, and culture especially with the great number of museums, galleries, and monuments. For a view of the city from above, visit the observation lounge of Milad Tower. Or, to become immersed in the lively culture of the city close up, explore the many bazaars and markets of Tehran's unique neighborhoods.
Food and Dining
Meals in Iran are traditionally relaxed, drawn-out affairs with a range of dishes from pastries, fruits, and nuts to rice, kebab, soups, and flatbreads. Lunch can be served anywhere between 12-3 pm and dinner is often eaten after 8 pm. Alcohol is forbidden, except for some religious minorities, as are pork products. Rice is a staple for Iranian cuisine, often flavored with saffron and other spices, and served with kebab variations of chicken, beef, or lamb. Dishes are often garnished with grilled tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables and flavored with a variety of spices. The most popular Iranian soup is the vegetarian ash reshteh, made from herbs, chickpeas, and thick noodles, and adorned with yogurt and fried onions. Flatbreads are served at breakfast with herbs, feta cheese, and a variety of jams, or as an accompaniment to meals.

To enter Iran, a visa is required for the citizens of all countries except Lebanon, Turkey, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Russia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Ecuador. United States citizens can apply for a visa at the Iranian Interest Section of the Pakistani Embassy in Washington; however, they must have an MFA-approved guide to accompany them for the entire trip as well as an exact itinerary prior to traveling (thus, tours are suggested for U.S. visitors).

International flights mainly enter Iran via Imam Khomeini International Airport, located 37 kilometers southwest of Tehran. Iran Air and Mahan Air connect Tehran with some of the major European cities as well as destinations in Asia and Middle East. European companies landing in Tehran include British Midland International, Lufthansa, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Alitalia, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Aeroflot. Middle-Eastern airlines include Saudi Arabian Airlines, Emirates, and Etihad.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.