- Cost of Living
- Bahrain
- Egypt
- Manama
- Alexandria
- Comparison
Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain compared to Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 230% | |||
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Food in Manama (Bahrain) is 230% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dinar 2.000 (E£ 96) | E£ 61 | + 56% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dinar 2.458 (E£ 118) | E£ 48 | + 147% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dinar 1.130 (E£ 54) | E£ 25 | + 114% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dinar 0.858 (E£ 41) | E£ 10 | + 317% | |
12 eggs, large | Dinar 0.940 (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 327% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dinar 0.630 (E£ 30) | E£ 6 | + 383% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dinar 1.250 (E£ 60) | E£ 27 | + 122% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dinar 0.880 (E£ 42) | E£ 13 | + 220% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dinar 1.340 (E£ 64) | E£ 3.74 | + 1620% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dinar 0.670 (E£ 32) | E£ 9 | + 260% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dinar 8 (E£ 372) | E£ 89 | + 319% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dinar 0.909 (E£ 44) | E£ 9 | + 379% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dinar 0.400 (E£ 19) | E£ 2.71 | + 609% | |
Housing | + 332% | |||
Housing in Manama (Bahrain) is 332% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 607 (E£ 29,147) | E£ 4,450 | + 555% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dinar 516 (E£ 24,753) | E£ 2,577 | + 861% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dinar 22 (E£ 1,032) | E£ 218 | + 374% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 300 (E£ 14,402) | E£ 2,526 | + 470% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dinar 242 (E£ 11,602) | E£ 1,181 | + 882% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dinar 11 (E£ 516) | E£ 512 | + 1% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dinar 16 (E£ 775) | E£ 443 | + 75% | |
40” flat screen TV | Dinar 142 (E£ 6,817) | E£ 5,512 | + 24% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 37 (E£ 1,753) | E£ 1,699 | + 3% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dinar 2.959 (E£ 142) | E£ 64 | + 123% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dinar 2.105 (E£ 101) | E£ 19 | + 440% | |
Clothes | + 52% | |||
Clothes in Manama (Bahrain) is 52% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dinar 21 (E£ 989) | E£ 645 | + 53% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dinar 19 (E£ 891) | E£ 599 | + 49% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 29 (E£ 1,373) | E£ 1,046 | + 31% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dinar 31 (E£ 1,502) | E£ 720 | + 109% | |
Transportation | + 71% | |||
Transportation in Manama (Bahrain) is 71% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dinar 9,290 (E£ 445,983) | E£ 507,909 | - 12% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dinar 0.100 (E£ 4.80) | E£ 3.02 | + 59% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dinar 12 (E£ 599) | E£ 109 | + 449% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | Dinar 3.366 (E£ 162) | E£ 21 | + 674% | |
Personal Care | + 257% | |||
Personal Care in Manama (Bahrain) is 257% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 1.820 (E£ 87) | E£ 24 | + 260% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dinar 4.967 (E£ 238) | E£ 76 | + 214% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dinar 15 (E£ 707) | E£ 112 | + 533% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dinar 2.702 (E£ 130) | E£ 30 | + 332% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dinar 1.633 (E£ 78) | E£ 30 | + 162% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dinar 1.616 (E£ 78) | E£ 27 | + 187% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dinar 0.932 (E£ 45) | E£ 13 | + 255% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dinar 1.065 (E£ 51) | E£ 12 | + 342% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dinar 3.147 (E£ 151) | E£ 39 | + 285% | |
Entertainment | + 260% | |||
Entertainment in Manama (Bahrain) is 260% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dinar 13 (E£ 610) | E£ 119 | + 414% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dinar 6.000 (E£ 288) | E£ 73 | + 292% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dinar 11 (E£ 515) | E£ 283 | + 82% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dinar 18 (E£ 864) | E£ 233 | + 270% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dinar 9 (E£ 423) | E£ 52 | + 711% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dinar 1.340 (E£ 64) | E£ 24 | + 170% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dinar 2.000 (E£ 96) | E£ 19 | + 392% | |
iPod nano 16GB | Dinar 101 (E£ 4,849) | E£ 2,268 | + 114% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dinar 0.040 (E£ 1.92) | E£ 0.23 | + 727% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dinar 23 (E£ 1,080) | E£ 394 | + 174% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dinar 1.000 (E£ 48) | E£ 26 | + 84% | |
TOTAL | + 195% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 892 prices entered by 101 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 23, 2017.
Exchange rate:
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EGP
/
BHD
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Cost of living in Manama (Bahrain) is 195% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 41,242
(Dinar 859)
in Manama
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 14,000
in Alexandria.
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