Cost of living in Bahrain

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.708
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.266
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.693
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.760
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.807
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.639
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.339
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.053
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.540
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.868
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 10
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.766
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.140
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 690
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 508
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 420
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 232
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 47
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 12
40” flat screen TV Dinar 158
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 37
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.799
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.445
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 19
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 32
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 30
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 7,811
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.145
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.088
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.853
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 16
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.609
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.628
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.681
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.093
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.337
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.652
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 13
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 11
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 28
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 10
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.002
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 4.662
iPad Air 2, 64GB Dinar 261
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.039
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 44
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.284

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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Manama

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Recent Prices Added

  • One-way ticket in public transport in Manama costs Dinar 0.200 (5 days ago)
  • 1 liter of gasoline in Manama costs Dinar 0.160 (5 days ago)
  • 1 pack of marlboro cigarettes in Manama costs Dinar 1.500 (5 days ago)
  • Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new in Manama costs Dinar 9,900 (5 days ago)
  • Public transport in Manama costs Dinar 14 (5 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Manama costs Dinar 1.700 (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Manama costs Dinar 0.500 (5 days ago)
  • 2 liters of whole fat milk in Manama costs Dinar 0.475 (5 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Manama costs Dinar 300 (5 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Manama costs Dinar 150 (7 days ago)