Cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq

Summary of cost of living in Baghdad

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,898,473 Dinar
Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,335,862 Dinar
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List of prices in Baghdad, Iraq. Current as of Dec 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,595 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9,692 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,835 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,363 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,601 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 915 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,962 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,682 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 936 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,987 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,676 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,386 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,005 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 885,045 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 665,795 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 166,076 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 637,983 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 380,407 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 222,601 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 46,381 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 343,413 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 199,456 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,477 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6,378 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 38,803 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 51,985 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 87,158 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 78,910 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 19,718,000 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 592 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 58,354 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14,369 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,744 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,731 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 25,660 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,335 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,194 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,439 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,684 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,786 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 9,926 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,147 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 20,438 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 33,616 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 64,236 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,075 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,476 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,582 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 546,604 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 136 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 63,149 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,835 Dinar
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 240 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2019

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