Utility rates in Iran are important for those who think they want to enter into Iran’s market. Water, electricity and gas are the main sources of energy in Iran. These energy containers are classified to different levels and the more they are used, the higher their rates.

As an example, if the average monthly usage of water in urban areas (residential) is 26 m3, the cost is calculated as:

Cost: (1290—5)+(1930—5)+(2570—5)+(3220—5)+(4500—5)+(7080—1)=74,630 Rials

Each city in Iran has a discrimination factor. For example, Tehran’s factor is 1.45, Isfahan’s is 1.27, Tabriz’s is 1.30 and Bandar Abbas’s is 1.31.

So the final cost will be the cost of usage multiplied by the discrimination factor. Now if we assume the city is Tehran,

Final Cost: 74,630—1.45=108,213.5 Rials.

Additional point:

The amount of waste water will be calculated based on the amount of water used.

In warm months (Jun, July, August & September), an extra 20% fee will be charged to non-residential water sectors.

 

Service Area M3 Price (IRR) Price diff. Percentage diff.
Water Rate (city area) Residential 0<x<=5 1290
5<x<=10 1930 640 50%
10<x<=15 2570 640 33%
15<x<=20 3220 650 25%
20<x<=25 4500 1280 40%
25<x<=30 7080 2580 57%
30<x<=35 9650 2570 36%
35<x<=40 12870 3220 33%
40<x<=50 25740 12870 100%
50<x 51460 25720 100%
Non-residential Industrial 4800
Public and State 6480
Educational and Religious 2400
Construction 9000
Commercial 8310
Others 1200
Wastewater disposal cost Residential 0<x<=5 300
5<x<=10 490 190 63%
10<x<=15 500 10 2%
15<x<=20 690 190 38%
20<x<=25 1170 480 70%
25<x<=30 1820 650 56%
30<x<=35 2130 310 17%
35<x<=40 5190 3060 144%
40<x<=50 12390 7200 139%
50<x 18000 5610 45%
Non-residential Industrial 3862
Public and State 3472
Educational and Religious 607
Construction 4320
Commercial 4829
Others 737
Water Rate (rural area) Residential 0<x<=5 390
5<x<=10 580 190 49%
10<x<=15 630 50 9%
15<x<=20 950 320 51%
20<x<=25 1490 540 57%
25<x<=30 1720 230 15%
30<x<=35 2350 630 37%
35<x<=40 3240 890 38%
40< 5280 2040 63%
non-residential Industrial 4800
Public and State 6000
Educational and Religious 1800
Construction 9000
Commercial 7800
Others 1200

 

Service Area kwh Price (IRR) Price diff. Percentage diff.
Electricity Residential 0<x<=100 409
100<x<=200 477 68 17%
200<x<=300 1023 546 114%
300<x<=400 1841 818 80%
400<x<=500 2114 273 15%
500<x<=600 2660 546 26%
600<=x 2933 273 10%

 

Electricity power rates are classed as two main groups, which are residential and non-resdential. Different prices for each usage range are shown in the below tables.

Service Area Tarrif code Power of more than 30 Kwh Power of less than 30 Kwh
Electricity Non-residential A Choice Power cost off peak mid peak peak off peak mid peak peak
1 47616 253 506 1012 327.5 655 1310
2 17856 290.5 581 1162
3 320.5 641 1282
B 1 26784 149 298 596 201.5 403 806
2 13392 179 358 716
3 201.5 403 806

 

A with choices 1 Branches with 400 and 230Kw
2 Branches with 132, 66 and 63 Kw
3 Branches with medium pressure of 20, 33 and 11 Kw.
4 Branches with low pressure.
B with choices 1 Railway transportation
2 Flour factories and Ice factories

Natural gas prices in cold months (Oct. to Mar.) and warm months (Mar. to Oct.) differ. Prices increase, as usage increases.

Service Area M3 Price (IRR) Price diff. Percentage diff.
Natural Gas Household (7 Warm Months) 0<x<=45 1080
45<x<=95 1310 230 21%
95<x<=145 1650 340 26%
145<x<=195 2110 460 28%
195<x<=245 2570 460 22%
245<x<=295 2800 230 9%
295<x<=345 3150 350 13%
345<x<=395 3490 340 11%
395<x<=445 3720 230 7%
445<x<=495 3950 230 6%
495<x<=545 4180 230 6%
545<x 4300 120 3%
Household (5 Cold Months) 0<x<=300 410
300<x<=400 690 280 68%
400<x<=500 960 270 39%
500<x<=600 1240 280 29%
600<x<=700 1510 270 22%
700<x<=800 2200 690 46%
800<x<=900 2620 420 19%
900<x<=1000 3030 410 16%
1000<x<=1100 3450 420 14%
1100<x<=1200 3860 410 12%
1200<x<=1300 4410 550 14%
1300<=x 4830 420 10%
Non-Household(7 Warm Months) Petrochemical 2650
Steel 1320
Agriculture and industries 1150
other industries 1000
General(commercial) 1500
Non-Household(5 Cold Months) Petrochemical 2650
Steel 1320
Agriculture and industries 690
other industries 1000
General(commercial) 1500