Cost of living in Iraq

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,026 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 8,695 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,169 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,437 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,172 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,910 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,567 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 789 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,638 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 23,936 Dinar
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,177 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 986 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 751,463 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 597,035 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 123,940 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 876,500 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 387,038 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 122,058 Dinar
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 40,869 Dinar
40” flat screen TV 360,920 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 137,227 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 8,301 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,000 Dinar
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 34,793 Dinar
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 43,438 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 65,916 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 69,178 Dinar
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 18,878,700 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 547 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 28,889 Dinar
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,101 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,227 Dinar
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 27,547 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 4,382 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,803 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,708 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,761 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 2,453 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,050 Dinar
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,865 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 21,164 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 22,442 Dinar
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 48,566 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,571 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,355 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,742 Dinar
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 537,982 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 98 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 58,877 Dinar
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 3,105 Dinar

Map of Cost of Living in Iraq


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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