Cost of living in Tbilisi

on photo: tbilisi cityTbilisi is the capital of Georgia. It’s the most visited city in the country by tourists and nomads. Georgians are very friendly for tourists and it’s safe to visit this place with all family and walk in night time.

Food and drinks prices in markets or restaurants are cheap and similar to Ukrainian cities as a Kiev, Kharkiv or Odessa. If you plain to eat in budget restaurant or cafe it’s also will be not expensive. 1 traditional Georgian food costs from 5 to 15 lari for one person and it’s very satisfying and delicious.

Summer and early autumn is the most popular time to visit this city, and average price for 1 person living will be higher on 10-25%.

Summary it’s very beautiful city with a lot of attractions, historical monuments and simply beautiful places to visit.

Food prices in markets or supermarkets in Tbilisi

Name Price in USD Price in GEL (lari)
 Milk (1 l) 1,11 $ 2,75
 White bread (400 g) o,36 $ 0,9
 White rice (1 kg) 0,91 $ 2,25
 Eggs (12) 1,5 $ 3,7
 Local cheese (1 kg) 3,52 $ 8,7
 Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)  3,28 $ 8,1
 Green apples (1 kg) 0,85 $ 2,1
 Banana (1kg) 1,56 $ 3,85
 Oranges (1 kg) 1,09 $ 2,7
 Tomatoes (1 kg) 1,03 $ 2,55
 Potato (1 kg) 0,53 $ 1,3
 Salat (1 kg) 0,45 $ 1,1
 Onion (1kg) 0,49 $ 1,2
 Mineral water (1,5 l) 0,49 $ 1,2

Restaurants prices

Name Price in USD Price in GEL (lari)
 Meal for 1 person (Budget Restaurant) 6,07 – 6,88$ 15-17
 Meal for 2 persons (Mid-range Restaurant)  10,1 – 14,17 $ 25-35
 Cappuccino (regular) 2,23 $ 5,5
 Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0,57 $ 1,4
 Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0,25 $ 0,65
 Kachipuri Breakfast 1,62 $ 4
 Khinkali Lunch 2,43 $ 6

Transportation

Name Price in USD Price in GEL (lari)
Public transport (Monthly ticket) 12,15 $ 30
Public transport (1 way ticket) 0,2 $  0,5
 Taxi Start 1,21 $ 3
 Taxi (1 km) 0,2 $ 0,5
 Taxi (1 hour Waiting) 3,65 $  9
 Gasoline (1 liter) 0,9 $ 2,2

Hotels and hostels prices in Tbilisi

Name Price in USD  Price in GEL (lari)
 3 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night)  35-75 $ 86-185
 4 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night)  90-140 $ 222-345
 5 stars room in hotel for 2 persons (1 night) 150-350 $ 370-864

Rent apartments (for month)

Name Price in USD Price in GEL (lari)
 Apartment (1 bedroom) in Tbilisi Centre 202-300 $  500-750
 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 121-202 $  300-500
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in Tbilisi Centre 404-647 $ 1000-1600
 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 243-486 $  600-1200
 (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 61-101 $ 150-250

More information about rent prices in Tbilisi you can find at https://www.myhome.ge/en/ it’s the biggest and the most popular rent website in Georgia.

Other prices

Name Price in USD  Price in GEL (lari)
 Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 32-48,6 $ 80-120
 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,07-12,15 $  15-30
 Internet (8 Mbps) 10,12-12,15 $ 25-30
 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 60,75-81 $ 150-200
 1 ticket to the movie 6,07 $ 15
 Visit to private doctor 16,2-24,3 $ 40-60
 Standard men’s haircut in expat area of the Tbilisi 4,05 $ 10
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