Cost of living in Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Bahrain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,313
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 605
  • Bahrain is the 2nd cheapest country in Middle East (5 out of 6)
  • Cost of living in Bahrain is more expensive than in 65% of countries in the World (29 out of 80)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.500
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 2.050
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.792
12 eggs, large Dinar 2.580
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.995
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.140
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.295
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.400
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 3.026
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.800
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.200
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 363
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 332
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 40
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 383
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 70
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 30
40” flat screen tv Dinar 119
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 22
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 1.902
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 4.457
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 15
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 18
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 55
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 33
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 10,500
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.300
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 10
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.154
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 3.000
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.285
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 1.672
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.351
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.522
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 1.745
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 13
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 6.000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 26
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 13
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6.000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.500
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.000
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.193
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 16
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.545

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Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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