Tehran

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
89/265
Details
Large apartment$1000.00
Medium apartment$790.00
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$550.00

Cost of Living

9
36/250
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.30
Bread$0.41
Inflation [score]0.86
Lunch$6.70
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$18.00
Movie ticket$3.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$31.71

Startups

5
109/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.37
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups10
Meetups members4749
Number of investors18
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.56
Total number of startups29

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

3
128/265
Details
Airport hub77
Airport hub [score]0.38
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.26

Commute

3
216/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Iran/Tehrān
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

4
234/263
Details
Business freedom59.30
Business freedom [score]0.34
Freedom from corruption27.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.13
Lack of labor restrictions49.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.26
Time to open a business15.00
Time to open a business [score]0.84

Safety

7
171/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.39
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

5
226/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.52
Life expectancy (years)75.54
Life expectancy [score]0.53

Education

1
229/239
Details
Best university in rankingSharif University of Technology
Best university ranking550
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

3
236/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.10
Cleanliness [score]0.38
Drinking water quality [score]0.38
Urban greenery [score]0.34

Economy

4
205/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area32642.43
Currency for urban areaIRR
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.50
GDP per capita$17113.56
GDP per capita [score]0.29

Taxation

4
190/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes344
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

1
259/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.59
Internet access (download) [score]0.15
Internet access (upload) [score]0.12
Upload speed (Mbps)3.14

Leisure & Culture

6
97/264
Details
Art galleries131
Art galleries [score]0.76
Cinemas92
Cinemas [score]0.61
Comedy clubs49
Comedy clubs [score]0.57
Concert venues182
Concerts [score]0.27
Historical sites79
Historical sites [score]0.68
Museums90
Museums [score]0.61
Performing art venues77
Performing arts [score]0.66
Sport venues79
Sports [score]0.43
Zoos13
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

4
245/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index9.42
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.10
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consentN/A
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.73

Outdoors

5
61/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters3656.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1181.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tehran are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 250 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$600$970
$790
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$3
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$18
Lunch$7
-60%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Tehran are low. For this job type, Tehran ranks 235th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Tehran.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$19,392
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

7.30
Guns per 100 people
1.55
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Tehran in position 211 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Tehran, Iran

Dr. Beheshti Avenue, 4th Street, 4th Street Tehran, Iran

Phone: (+98) (21) 8873 0826,7531,7151

Embassy of Iran in Afghanistan

Shir Pur SQ . Share Now Ave., Eastern Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: 0093-2101391 - 5

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People in Tehran

Population of Tehran

7,153,300
3,924 /km²
22/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Tehran

Demographics of Iran

Median age
29
Elderly people
5%
Life expectancy at birth
71
GDP per capita (in USD)
$17,114
210/262
Unemployment
11%
225/263

Languages

English proficiency score
46
225/228
Common spoken languages
Farsi

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40.00%
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40.00%

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LGBT rights in Tehran

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Tehran


Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (Persian: تهران), is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it is situated at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range.

Tehran is a cosmopolitan city, with great museums, parks, restaurants, warm friendly people. It deserves at least a few days of your Iranian itinerary.

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 is less attractive but cheaper.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Iran
129th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

64th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

109th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

94th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

157th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

157th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

118th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

74th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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