Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Manama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,177
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 574
  • Cost of living in Manama is cheaper than in 50% of cities in Middle East (7 out of 14)
  • Cost of living in Manama is cheaper than in 62% of cities in the World (123 out of 200)

List of prices in Manama, Bahrain. Current as of Jan 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.893
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.939
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.198
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.616
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.164
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.485
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.432
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.023
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.399
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.310
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 6
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.756
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.326
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 410
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 346
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 104
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 347
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 228
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 35
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 10
40” flat screen tv Dinar 130
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 44
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.592
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.778
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 20
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 42
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,939
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.195
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.427
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.768
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.870
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 14
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.447
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.171
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.161
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.133
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.287
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.571
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 13
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 27
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 2.060
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.146
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.028
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 29
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.932
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 110 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: January 15, 2021

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Manama position in our World Ranking

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123rd
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7th
out of 14

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