Cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq

Summary of cost of living in Baghdad

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,975,524 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,516,861 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Baghdad, Iraq. Current as of Dec 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,890 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 10,513 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,299 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,389 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,548 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,054 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,170 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,515 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 868 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,431 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 22,074 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 1,561 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,126 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,132,840 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 859,389 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 150,341 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 560,959 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 527,608 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 185,373 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 50,243 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 293,469 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 174,434 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,976 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,113 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 28,898 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 47,938 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 80,418 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 61,261 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,055,200 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 721 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 41,180 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 11,835 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,430 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,019 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 31,564 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 4,315 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,004 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,643 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,747 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,499 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,543 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 29,708 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 19,193 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 33,809 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 66,352 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,642 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 6,498 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,500 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 510,103 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 122 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 75,037 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,223 Dinar
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 311 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: December 04, 2020

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