Cost of living in Iraq

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11,609 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8,116 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,515 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,500 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,088 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 959 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,420 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,585 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 919 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,503 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,020 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,365 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 809 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 930,907 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 475,269 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 136,699 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 583,884 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 461,871 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 141,993 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 44,727 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 321,777 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 168,959 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,648 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,066 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 42,737 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 48,858 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 39,347 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 50,203 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,738,900 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 634 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 33,925 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,755 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,187 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 20,029 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,668 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,314 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,552 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,624 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,170 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8,330 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 26,037 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 22,781 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 23,203 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 61,078 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 9,999 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,609 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 6,086 Dinar
iPad Air 2, 64GB 943,966 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 115 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 68,770 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,124 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Iraq

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This map shows only the top cities in Iraq. 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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