Cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14,215 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9,052 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,244 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,612 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,428 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,030 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,416 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,780 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 917 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,518 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,429 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,419 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 964 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,157,300 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 705,464 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 175,844 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 724,826 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 406,928 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 199,241 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 53,320 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 491,513 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 228,074 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,500 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,786 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 48,952 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 55,570 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 75,897 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 79,516 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 22,444,400 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 680 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 62,804 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14,768 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,144 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,952 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 22,817 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,577 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,871 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,908 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,722 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,358 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,212 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 39,979 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 22,198 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 32,780 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 78,330 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,101 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,427 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 550,000 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 146 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 98,330 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,722 Dinar
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 336 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2018.

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