Cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 17,340 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 10,563 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,607 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,500 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,189 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 967 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,236 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,640 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 803 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,741 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,667 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,202 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,057 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 866,823 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 684,251 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 399,767 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 206,512 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 57,390 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 382,871 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 208,428 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,667 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,786 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 44,028 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 51,664 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 78,644 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 74,938 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 21,222,200 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 607 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 62,804 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14,573 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,989 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,082 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 24,373 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,577 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,185 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,411 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,555 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,302 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,443 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 38,914 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 19,962 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 73,876 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,101 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,555 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,000 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 538,208 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 163 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 92,437 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,667 Dinar
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 324 prices entered by 31 different people.
Latest price update: July 21, 2018.

Baghdad position in our World Ranking

the world
223rd
out of 343
middle east
16th
out of 25

Cheapest and most expensive products in Baghdad compared to other cities:

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