Cost of living in Iraq

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11,831 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7,496 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,217 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,420 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,183 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 958 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,237 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,540 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 807 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,138 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 19,366 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,190 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 972 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 748,485 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 582,794 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 120,041 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 819,138 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 372,439 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 116,792 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 39,378 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 367,675 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 155,017 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,272 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,000 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 26,787 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 35,831 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 53,637 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 60,006 Dinar
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,754,100 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 555 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 26,228 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,233 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,721 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 24,150 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,000 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,988 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,363 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,716 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 1,969 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,521 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 31,746 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 21,164 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 27,474 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 50,935 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,712 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,874 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,811 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 492,121 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 98 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 71,426 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,408 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.

Prices recently added

  • 1 kg of rice in Najaf costs 2,000 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • Bread for 2 people for 1 day (250 g) in Najaf costs 750 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Najaf costs 1,250 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Najaf costs 1,000 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Najaf costs 1,500 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Najaf costs 1,500 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Najaf costs 1,000 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Najaf costs 2,400 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Najaf costs 1,500 Dinar (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Najaf costs 6,000 Dinar (1 day ago)