Modern and traditional, secular and religious, rich and poor
Tehran is possibly one of the cheapest cities to visit if you do so knowing some background information. The actual flight to Tehran may even end up being your biggest expense. Be sure to leave Iran by air as there is a leaving tax for road travellers. Try to stay at an upmarket hostel or guest-house instead of at a hotel, due to the higher rate of taxes placed on foreign travellers. Eating out can also be done relatively inexpensive. You could feasibly spend less than 20 Euros per night at good, basic outlets within Tehran and eat for around 2 Euros per meal. If you do get a room somewhere with your other half, be sure to mention that you are married or you will not be able to stay in the same room together. If you are of same sex orientation, just don’t mention it.