Cost of living in Bahrain

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.068
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.668
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.245
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.785
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.323
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.622
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.333
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.034
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.474
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.078
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 7
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.675
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.371
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 587
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 363
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 57
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 26
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 144
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 46
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.767
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.663
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 18
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 21
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 31
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,233
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.179
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 16
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.870
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 12
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.222
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.994
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.129
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.166
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.169
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.359
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 11
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 23
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 5.338
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.025
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.918
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.068
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.967

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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