Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.098
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.412
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.647
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.690
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.699
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.598
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.322
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.048
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.398
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.286
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 10
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.665
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.139
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 583
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 431
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 42
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 394
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 34
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 12
40” flat screen TV Dinar 142
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.959
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.445
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 23
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 22
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 33
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 30
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 7,503
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.153
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 3.366
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.820
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.967
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.702
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.684
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.616
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 0.932
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.065
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.550
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 11
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 11
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 24
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.002
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.365
iPad Air 2, 64GB Dinar 230
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.037
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 38
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.302
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 363 prices entered by 67 different people.
Latest price update: October 19, 2017.

Manama position in our World Ranking

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174th
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middle east
9th
out of 21

Cheapest and most expensive products in Manama compared to other cities:

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5th
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