Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Manama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,153
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 566
  • Manama is the 3rd cheapest city in Middle East (6 out of 8)
  • Cost of living in Manama is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (152 out of 271)
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List of prices in Manama
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.149
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.835
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.256
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.585
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.090
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.436
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.585
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.028
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.374
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.328
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 7
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.890
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.303
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 395
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 83
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 14
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 Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 20
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 41
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 42
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,996
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.196
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 6
Personal Care Update prices
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 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.448
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 1.286
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.424
Entertainment Update prices
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 2.130
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.146
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 192
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.024
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 25
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.483
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 45 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: May 23, 2022

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Manama position in our World Ranking

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152nd
out of 271
middle east
6th
out of 8

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