Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 3.798
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.625
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.246
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.764
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.379
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.669
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.039
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.000
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.487
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.318
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.648
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.279
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 580
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 383
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 61
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 368
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 211
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 19
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 161
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 41
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.947
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 3.071
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 17
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 31
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 29
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,473
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.179
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 3.550
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.837
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 2.341
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.612
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.712
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.078
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.187
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.786
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 12
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 19
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.056
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.390
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 205
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.024
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.540
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 642 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: July 17, 2018.

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