Cost of living in Manama, Bahrain

Summary of cost of living in Manama

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,236
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 634
  • Cost of living in Manama is cheaper than in 53% of cities in Middle East (9 out of 17)
  • Cost of living in Manama is cheaper than in 56% of cities in the World (144 out of 258)

List of prices in Manama, Bahrain. Current as of Apr 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.023
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 2.772
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.198
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.648
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.122
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.461
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.556
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.023
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.384
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 1.310
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 7
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 0.730
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.385
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 508
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 364
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 91
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 348
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 30
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 10
40” flat screen tv Dinar 136
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 47
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 3.669
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 2.066
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 18
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 36
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 40
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 6,602
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.188
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 15
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dinar 4.440
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 1.719
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 5.636
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 15
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 2.397
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.171
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.116
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.085
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 1.269
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 2.512
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 14
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 7
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 23
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 5.920
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.079
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 3.146
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 191
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.028
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 36
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 1.974
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 204 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: April 01, 2020

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Manama position in our World Ranking

the world
144th
out of 258
middle east
9th
out of 17

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