Alcohol Prices in Iran

Although banned by the government, alcohol is available for purchase to people in Iran on the black market.

According to a report in the New York Times, various flavors of Absolut Vodka is available for $21 a bottle, and a bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream costs $43 on the black market.

In 2004, around 19 people died from drinking harmful bootleg alcohol.

Source:  Nazila Fathi, “As Liquor Business Booms, Bootleggers Risk the Lash,” New York Times, April 4, 2006.