Cost of living in Bahrain

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.798
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.625
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.246
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.764
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.379
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.635
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.800
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.439
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.078
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.648
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.380
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 580
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 383
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 61
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 368
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 211
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 19
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 142
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 41
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.203
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 3.071
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 17
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 20
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 28
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,473
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.179
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.186
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.222
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.583
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.728
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.067
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.180
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.786
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 12
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 24
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.056
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.169
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 180
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.025
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.730

Map of Cost of Living in Bahrain

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This map shows only the top cities in Bahrain. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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