Bahrain vs Panama - Cost of Living Comparison

Bahrain Panama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1171
$1040
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2837
$2489
🏠 One person rent
$691
$530
🏘️ Family rent
$1380
$877
🍽️ Food expenses
$317
$353
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.6
$68.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1410
$746
💸 GDP per capita
$20410
$12510
😃 Human freedom index
5.73
8.12
❤️ Life expectancy
77.4
78.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
36
🌐 English speaking %
80%
14%
🎓 Higher education
53
49
😀 Quality of life
59
58
🏙️ Population
1.49M
4.1M

The average cost of living in Bahrain ($1171) is 13% more expensive than in Panama ($1040). Bahrain ranked 42nd vs 57th for Panama in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Bahrain compared to 0.7 months in Panama. Ranked 58th and 63rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bahrain vs Panama

We calculate prices for Bahrain and Panama as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bahrain Panama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.46
$7.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36
$35.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.83
$6.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.66
$2.22
 Cappuccino
$4.57
$3.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.74
$1.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$661
$638
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$490
$375
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$1105
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1106
$650
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$123
$63.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$187
$97.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.9
$39.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.02%
6.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$2002
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$1216
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.8
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.2
$35
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29
$13.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.16
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.04
$5.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.95
$8.11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$2.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$2.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$2.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$2.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.92
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.36
$2.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.2
$9.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.09
$1.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.45
$6.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.47
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.71
$6.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.99
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.41
$2.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.8
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.4
$6.19
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39.1
$44.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.81
$12.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.6
$43.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$68.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$356
$321
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5865
$12414

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bahrain

City Cost of living Population
Manama
$1307
157K
Riffa
$1002
122K
Isa Town
$1152
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In Panama

City Cost of living Population
Panama City
$1211
881K
Colon
$889
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Tocumen
$845
103K
Santiago de Veraguas
$853
89K
David
$769
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La Chorrera
$841
68.9K
Balboa
$851
62.9K
Chitre
$847
46.2K
Pacora
$760
52.5K
Penonome
$784
21.7K