Cost of Living

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This page is meant to give you an idea of the cost of living in Armenia, not counting the cost of your residence. To determine how much your rent/house would cost, check out the Real Estate in Armenia page.

How much it costs to live in Armenia depends on your lifestyle. If you move to a village and "go local", you can virtually live without money. If you live in central Yerevan, eating at restaurants and going to bars every single night, drinking imported liquor, you can spend as much as you like. However if you are living in the center, eating out every meal at nice restaurants, having some local wine or beer with your meal, heading to a cafe in the evening, but not going overboard, you can live on $500 a month. Living out of the center, eating at home sometimes, or going to cheap little hole in the walls can easily cut that down by half.


  • $5 Average meal with drink at Marco Polo, Diamond Pizza, Square One, Artbridge, Twinings, Sayat Nova, CCCP
  • $3 Cheap meal with drink at Lagonid, Yum Yum, Mr. Toaster, Tumanyan Shawerma, Lahmajo
  • Beer - Kotayk and Kilikia are the big local brands. Half liter bottles are $.50 at stores and around $.80 in restaurants.
  • Internet costs approx. $50/month for unlimited, but other less expensive plans (unlimited night user = $20, 100 hour cards = $20) are also available
  • Telephone line costs $2/month plus calls
  • Cable TV - $20/month
  • Petrol - Western prices
  • Electricity - normal price would be around $10-20 not counting if you are heating/cooling your house
  • Cafe - tea, coke or Armenian coffee is about $.35
  • Film developing - $.10 a print
  • Laundry services (wash and fold) $5 for 5 kilos (about a duffel bag full). Dry cleaning is $1-$1.50.

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