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Cost of Living in Manama | Bahrain

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1284
$2806
🛋️ Without rent
$501
$1460
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$783
$1345
🍽️ Food
$360
$918
🚐 Transport
$43.2
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1296
🏙️ Population
157k

The average cost of living in Manama is $1284, which is in the top 36% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 3260th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 3 in Bahrain.

The median after-tax salary is $1296, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months. Ranked 1256th (TOP 14%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Bahrain. With an estimated population of 157k, Manama is the 1st largest city in Bahrain.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmBahrain International Airport
😷 Air qualityBad46.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank6198Arabian Gulf University
Cost of living in Manama infographic

Prices in Manama

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$38.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$9.28
☕ Cappuccino
$5.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.78

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.98
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$19.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.37

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$14.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.49

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$803
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$558
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1387
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1027
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$135
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$205
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$40.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2797
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1686

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$71.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$262
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5613

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