Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Manama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,489
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 767
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Manama
Current as of Jul 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 5.053
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 3.436
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 0.876
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.757
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.370
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.430
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 1.769
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 0.818
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.318
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.736
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 8
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.810
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.385
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 727
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 336
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 131
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 261
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 61
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 11
40” flat screen tv Dinar 141
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 34
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.196
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.709
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 22
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 40
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 40
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 8,899
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.195
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 14
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 9
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.773
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 6
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 18
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.526
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.315
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.355
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.064
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.568
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.534
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 21
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 10
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 24
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 44
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 5.912
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.560
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.319
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 280
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.039
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 34
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.925
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 66 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: July 18, 2024

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