Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.579
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 2.459
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.506
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.747
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.631
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.633
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.602
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.056
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.398
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 0.950
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 0.721
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.264
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 522
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 349
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 71
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 353
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 215
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 21
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen TV Dinar 148
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 38
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 2.948
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.557
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 20
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
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 6,244
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.153
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 11
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 1.730
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.636
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 14
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 2.341
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 1.669
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.565
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.034
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.105
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.548
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 10
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 15
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 7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.100
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 2.740
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 252
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.032
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 39
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.332
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 394 prices entered by 68 different people.
Latest price update: December 15, 2017.

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