Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.129
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.428
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.576
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.716
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.699
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.612
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.616
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.995
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.422
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.301
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 9
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.695
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.131
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 661
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 441
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 35
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 389
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 29
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 147
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 37
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.959
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 1.997
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 21
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 29
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 27
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 7,372
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.156
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 5.913
Personal Care
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 1.633
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.650
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 2.665
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 10
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 5.491
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 10
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 9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.979
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.601
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 97
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.112
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 51
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.184
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 574 prices entered by 69 different people.
Latest price update: February 26, 2017.

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