Due to the fact that different people have different taste of choosing their type of traveling, the cost of travel to Iran depends on the budget and lifestyle of the tourist. If you are traveling to Iran to get familiar with various cultures and sightseeing places, you can do it with the least cost. Nor you are planning a Luxurious tour and you want to stay in the most expensive hotel, it can be very expensive. In fact, the cost of traveling in Iran depends on your personal choices. Using tourism tours is a good way to reduce travel costs; otherwise, if you are traveling alone, it is better to consider the following points.
Costs of staying in Iran
Consider that staying in hotels costs you more than other accommodations, as they have complete and better facilities than other accommodations. For example, the cost of a 4-star hotel for one person per night is more than $ 100. However, if a suitable and low price is important for you, the licensed ecolodges are your best option. These places have good amenities and services despite their less cost compared with hotels. The cost per night in these homes varies from $ 10 to $ 30 for every person staying there. In Iran, you can temporarily stay in houses of the people and they can temporarily host you. In this case, two sides (the guest and the host) should agree about administration of costs. In addition, you yourself as a guest are responsible for finding such houses.
Transporting costs in Iran
Transportation is carried out both in-city and out-of-town. The cost of in-city transportation in Iran is relatively suitable and taxi fares in all cities of Iran are about half a dollar. Using subways and high-speed buses in major cities, at low cost, are your best options for urban transportation.
Urban transportation is usually done by bus and at a suitable cost. In Iran, there are two types of buses. We recommend you to use special buses for long services, as they have more facilities and better quality than ordinary buses. The cost of these buses varies from $ 8 to $ 20 on average. The cost of regular buses is $ 6 or $ 7 lower than special buses but with fewer facilities.
Some tourists usually use airplane for their travels, which costs more than the bus. The cost of airline tickets varies depending on flight time, type of the airline and the distance, varying from $ 50 to $ 100.
Other means of transportation in Iran are trains, which are a very convenient option for off-road trips in Iran. The cost of traveling by train is about $ 10 to $ 20.
Food and feed costs in Iran
In Iran, it costs about $ 4-6 per meal. However, there are foods at a much lower cost; for example, you need less than one dollar to buy a falafel or samosa. As every other country, some restaurants serve foods for higher prices; for example, in traditional restaurants, for each person, costs about $ 30- $ 40 and about fast food restaurants, they can cost $ 5- $ 9
The cost of visiting Iran’s attractions
The cost of visiting spectacular sites in Iran is on average between 1-5 dollars. There are places which visiting them require a higher cost, for example, you should pay about $18 to see Alisadr Cave. In other hand, there are some spectacular historical sites in Iran that are free to visit and do not need any payment. Some of these free-to-see sites are Isfahan‘s Si-O-Se Pol bridge, Khaju Bridge or the traditional bazaars of different cities, as well as the Amir Chakhmaq Square in Yazd.
The cost of buying souvenirs and memorials
Certainly, elegant gifts and souvenirs are more expensive than other items that are low-cost memorials. For example, buying exquisite silk rugs or gold and silver jewelry will cost a lot. The least cost of Iranian-made souvenirs is estimated around $10.
One of the things that you should consider in evaluating trip’s cost is the unforeseen costs. During the trip. These costs may include possible healthcare costs, the costs of watching a theater or buying concert tickets, etc. We suggest you to consider $ 100 to $ 200 for this kind of expenses.
Have enough money in your pocket
One of the biggest problems for people who come to visit Iran is that Iran is not connected to the international monetary system, which makes tourists unable to count on their accounts and credit cards. Therefore, it is better for visitors to have enough money in their pockets, so when you need money, you can convert it to Iranian currency, which is available at international airports in Iran, and there are currency exchanges in the city. Melli Bank, Mellat Bank and Tourism Bank offer which are connected to the Iranian banking network and can be used through ATMs. These cards are rechargeable, a good alternative for cash. You can get a credit card at international airports of Iran.