Cost of living in Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Bahrain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,375
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 618
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.352
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.762
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 2.050
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.449
12 eggs, large Dinar 2.580
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.677
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.140
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.977
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.347
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 3.026
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.800
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.200
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 448
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 255
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 348
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 70
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 18
40” flat screen tv Dinar 119
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 22
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 1.902
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 4.457
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 15
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 45
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 50
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 10,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.300
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.154
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 3.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.625
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.672
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.351
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.522
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 1.745
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 25
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6.000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 26
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 80
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6.000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 3.000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.000
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 37
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.549

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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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