Cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq

List of prices in Baghdad, Iraq. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 14,482 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 9,423 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,082 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,374 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,324 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,050 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,175 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,528 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 848 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,795 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 22,869 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,149 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,121 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 847,145 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 696,849 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 168,338 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 724,823 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 400,005 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 201,667 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 59,328 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 349,097 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 197,224 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,055 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6,543 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 42,845 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 51,441 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 77,913 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 74,771 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,422,900 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 588 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 71,847 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 14,737 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,996 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,950 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 24,420 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,335 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,472 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,146 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,549 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,165 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,009 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 36,457 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 21,554 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 42,441 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 68,557 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,958 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,772 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,866 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 526,401 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 163 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 86,461 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 2,725 Dinar
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 293 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: January 16, 2019.

Baghdad position in our World Ranking

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212th
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middle east
18th
out of 25

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