Cost of living in Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Bahrain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,591
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 823
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 7
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 3.469
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.979
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.799
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.356
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.394
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.233
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.774
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.306
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.513
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 9
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.888
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.436
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 819
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 339
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 184
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 284
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 75
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 12
40” flat screen tv Dinar 159
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 26
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.000
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.699
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 24
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 42
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 40
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 9,130
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.191
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.000
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 6.000
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 18
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.892
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.817
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.000
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.633
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.678
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 27
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 13
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 20
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 3.130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.763
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.040
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 33
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 5.055

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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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