Cost of living in Al Basrah al Qadimah, Iraq

Summary of cost of living in Al Basrah al Qadimah

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 5,341,049 Dinar
Single person estimated monthly costs: 2,300,694 Dinar
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List of prices in Al Basrah al Qadimah, Iraq. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 25,000 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 15,000 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,000 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,500 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,000 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3,000 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,000 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,000 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,500 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,500 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 3,000 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,000,000 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 750,000 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 500,000 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,500,000 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,000,000 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 50,000 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 30,000 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 350,000 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 200,000 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12,000 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 100,000 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 30,000 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 150,000 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 120,000 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 200,000 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 12,000,000 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 450 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 59,653 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 25,000 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 10,000 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 100,000 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 10,000 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12,500 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7,000 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,500 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 9,000 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15,000 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 50,000 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 20,000 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 30,000 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 150,000 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,000 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,500 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,000 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 100,000 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 25,000 Dinar
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 58 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2019

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