Cost of living in Basra, Iraq

Summary of cost of living in Basra

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 3,289,061 Dinar
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,456,207 Dinar
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Basra
Current as of Dec 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 16,021 Dinar
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 7,787 Dinar
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,232 Dinar
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,249 Dinar
12 eggs, large 2,444 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 956 Dinar
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,244 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,654 Dinar
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,045 Dinar
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,977 Dinar
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 31,191 Dinar
2 liters of coca-cola 1,149 Dinar
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 992 Dinar
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 897,653 Dinar
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 686,593 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 125,132 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 792,934 Dinar
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 679,603 Dinar
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 203,874 Dinar
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 51,156 Dinar
40” flat screen tv 348,807 Dinar
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 186,991 Dinar
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13,423 Dinar
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9,869 Dinar
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 59,202 Dinar
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 62,767 Dinar
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 63,688 Dinar
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 70,773 Dinar
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,899,500 Dinar
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 457 Dinar
Monthly ticket public transport 98,680 Dinar
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 20,488 Dinar
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 6,515 Dinar
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,008 Dinar
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 22,510 Dinar
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 13,008 Dinar
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 15,487 Dinar
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,811 Dinar
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,453 Dinar
Tube of toothpaste 3,474 Dinar
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 15,129 Dinar
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 32,110 Dinar
2 tickets to the movies 17,113 Dinar
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 36,018 Dinar
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 79,245 Dinar
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,398 Dinar
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,079 Dinar
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,542 Dinar
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 791,792 Dinar
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 150 Dinar
1 month of gym membership in business district 73,752 Dinar
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,142 Dinar
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 57 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 02, 2021

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