Cost of living in Basra, Iraq

Summary of cost of living in Basra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,094,269 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,324,869 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 Basra, Iraq. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16,021 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,787 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,377 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,387 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,509 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,539 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,724 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,096 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 3,246 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 38,982 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 1,136 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,090 Dinar
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 813,665 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 647,482 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 102,994 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 660,760 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 648,782 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 76,869 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 55,111 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 361,974 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 145,630 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,571 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,049 Dinar
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 67,278 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 60,915 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 68,472 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 65,309 Dinar
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 14,000,000 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 459 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 98,680 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 16,761 Dinar
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,707 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,429 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 23,153 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5,497 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12,219 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,275 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,185 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 3,595 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15,290 Dinar
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,442 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 20,000 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 36,018 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 72,037 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,427 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,075 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,559 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 600,000 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 55,513 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,000 Dinar
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 80 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 27, 2020

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