Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.403
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.458
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.637
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.858
12 eggs, large Dinar 2.293
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.616
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.322
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.059
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.647
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 0.909
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.130
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 614
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 385
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 33
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 385
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 202
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 44
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 142
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 2.105
Clothes [Edit]
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 22
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 31
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 7,372
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.182
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 12
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 1.633
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 3.147
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 13
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 30
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.936
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.601
iPod nano 16GB Dinar 101
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.039
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 42
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.207
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 516 prices entered by 70 different people.
Latest price update: June 25, 2017.

Manama position in our World Ranking

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138th
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9th
out of 19

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