- Cost of Living
- Bahrain
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Bahrain**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 103% | |||
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Food in Bahrain is 103% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dinar 4.068 (E£ 193) | E£ 137 | + 40% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dinar 2.668 (E£ 127) | E£ 68 | + 85% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dinar 1.245 (E£ 59) | E£ 39 | + 53% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dinar 0.721 (E£ 34) | E£ 14 | + 136% | |

12 eggs, large | Dinar 1.300 (E£ 62) | E£ 21 | + 192% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dinar 0.622 (E£ 30) | E£ 10 | + 193% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dinar 2.333 (E£ 111) | E£ 32 | + 243% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dinar 1.064 (E£ 50) | E£ 25 | + 104% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dinar 0.474 (E£ 22) | E£ 7 | + 209% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dinar 1.078 (E£ 51) | E£ 22 | + 134% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dinar 7 (E£ 353) | E£ 150 | + 136% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dinar 0.701 (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 165% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dinar 0.325 (E£ 15) | E£ 5.66 | + 172% | |

Housing | + 161% | |||

Housing in Bahrain is 161% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 587 (E£ 27,859) | E£ 8,464 | + 229% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dinar 395 (E£ 18,753) | E£ 5,204 | + 260% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dinar 62 (E£ 2,960) | E£ 865 | + 242% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dinar 372 (E£ 17,622) | E£ 5,801 | + 204% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dinar 220 (E£ 10,426) | E£ 3,965 | + 163% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dinar 26 (E£ 1,233) | E£ 619 | + 99% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dinar 11 (E£ 532) | E£ 232 | + 129% | |

40” flat screen TV | Dinar 148 (E£ 7,014) | E£ 5,919 | + 18% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 46 (E£ 2,195) | E£ 2,926 | - 25% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dinar 4.086 (E£ 194) | E£ 97 | + 100% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dinar 2.455 (E£ 116) | E£ 91 | + 27% | |

Clothes | + 22% | |||

Clothes in Bahrain is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dinar 17 (E£ 825) | E£ 892 | - 8% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dinar 23 (E£ 1,092) | E£ 828 | + 32% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 34 (E£ 1,613) | E£ 1,829 | - 12% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dinar 33 (E£ 1,581) | E£ 938 | + 68% | |

Transportation | + 21% | |||

Transportation in Bahrain is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dinar 6,836 (E£ 324,192) | E£ 438,533 | - 26% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dinar 0.184 (E£ 9) | E£ 6 | + 42% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Dinar 17 (E£ 820) | E£ 491 | + 67% | |

Personal Care | + 132% | |||

Personal Care in Bahrain is 132% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dinar 1.870 (E£ 89) | E£ 37 | + 138% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dinar 7 (E£ 308) | E£ 74 | + 319% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dinar 13 (E£ 632) | E£ 295 | + 114% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dinar 2.222 (E£ 105) | E£ 60 | + 76% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dinar 2.290 (E£ 109) | E£ 50 | + 115% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dinar 2.385 (E£ 113) | E£ 47 | + 138% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Dinar 1.166 (E£ 55) | E£ 26 | + 116% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Dinar 1.063 (E£ 50) | E£ 21 | + 137% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dinar 2.419 (E£ 115) | E£ 72 | + 60% | |

Entertainment | + 122% | |||

Entertainment in Bahrain is 122% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dinar 11 (E£ 506) | E£ 317 | + 60% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Dinar 7 (E£ 348) | E£ 131 | + 165% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dinar 23 (E£ 1,102) | E£ 797 | + 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dinar 23 (E£ 1,090) | E£ 525 | + 108% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dinar 5.338 (E£ 253) | E£ 95 | + 168% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dinar 2.025 (E£ 96) | E£ 40 | + 142% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dinar 2.918 (E£ 138) | E£ 40 | + 250% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Dinar 191 (E£ 9,051) | E£ 10,146 | - 11% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dinar 0.261 (E£ 12) | E£ 3.42 | + 261% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Dinar 38 (E£ 1,817) | E£ 727 | + 150% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dinar 2.055 (E£ 97) | E£ 37 | + 162% | |

TOTAL | + 90% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
47.423
EGP
/
BHD

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,438 prices entered by 344 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**Bahrain**
is
**90% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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