Cost of living in Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Bahrain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,271
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 656
  • Cost of living in Bahrain is cheaper than in 46% of countries in Middle East (6 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Bahrain is more expensive than in 65% of countries in the World (34 out of 95)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.692
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 3.280
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.903
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.550
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.025
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.427
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 3.690
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.910
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.352
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 2.060
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 7
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.889
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.379
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 508
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 353
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 77
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 348
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 237
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 87
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen tv Dinar 103
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 47
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.076
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 1.932
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 23
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 18
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 40
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 47
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,231
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.200
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 11
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.082
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.094
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 17
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.222
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.285
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.757
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.198
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.684
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.415
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 14
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
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 31
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 5.320
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.151
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.622
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.193
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 31
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.040

Map of Cost of Living in Bahrain


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

  • 500 ml beer in neighbourhood pub in Manama costs Dinar 3.000 (9 days ago)