Cost of living in Iraq

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 10,950 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8,730 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,327 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,543 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,132 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 959 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,064 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,502 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 875 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,503 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 21,153 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,329 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 832 Dinar
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 850,578 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 463,511 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 115,673 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 578,871 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 448,356 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 104,557 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 47,126 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 320,435 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 168,959 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,164 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 7,642 Dinar
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 46,671 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 50,864 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 58,406 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 66,833 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 646 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 32,939 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,007 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,187 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 20,559 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,258 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,709 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,607 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,498 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,388 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 8,556 Dinar
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27,709 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 22,572 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 24,930 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 53,332 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,979 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,098 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 5,865 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 727,652 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 96 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 65,820 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,000 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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Recent Prices Added

  • Public transport in Sulaymaniyah costs 1,000 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Hourly rate for domestic cleaning help in Sulaymaniyah costs 10,000 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Laundry detergent, 3 liters in Sulaymaniyah costs 5,400 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • 40′ flat screen tv in Sulaymaniyah costs 240,000 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Internet 8 mbps, 1 month in Sulaymaniyah costs 33,500 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Utilities (studio), monthly for 1 person in 45 m2 in Sulaymaniyah costs 68,269 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in normal area in Sulaymaniyah costs 310,000 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Monthly rent - 45 m2 furnished studio in expensive area in Sulaymaniyah costs 450,000 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Utilities, monthly for 2 people in 85 m2 in Sulaymaniyah costs 90,497 Dinar (9 days ago)
  • Furnished accommodation in normal area, monthly rent - 85 m2 in Sulaymaniyah costs 397,338 Dinar (9 days ago)