Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.068
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.668
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.245
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.785
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.323
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.622
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.333
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.034
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.510
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.464
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 7
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.675
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.289
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 576
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 363
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 57
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 354
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 26
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 144
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 46
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.767
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.663
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 18
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 21
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 31
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,233
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.179
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 16
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 3.926
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.870
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 13
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.397
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.884
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.129
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.112
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.169
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.359
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 11
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 21
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 20
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.025
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.054
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.050
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 36
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.967
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 701 prices entered by 56 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2018.

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