Bahrain vs Qatar - Cost of Living Comparison

Bahrain Qatar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1171
$1891
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2837
$4310
🏠 One person rent
$691
$1252
🏘️ Family rent
$1380
$2306
🍽️ Food expenses
$317
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$63.6
$80.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1410
$3284
💸 GDP per capita
$20410
$50124
😃 Human freedom index
5.73
6.15
❤️ Life expectancy
77.4
80.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
63
🌐 English speaking %
80%
30%
🎓 Higher education
53
69
😀 Quality of life
59
80
🏙️ Population
1.49M
2.64M

The average cost of living in Bahrain ($1171) is 38% less expensive than in Qatar ($1891). Bahrain ranked 42nd vs 12th for Qatar 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 1.7 months in Qatar. Ranked 58th and 14th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bahrain vs Qatar

We calculate prices for Bahrain and Qatar as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 2 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 Qatar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.46
$7.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$36
$53.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.83
$6.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.66
$13.2
 Cappuccino
$4.57
$5.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.74
$0.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$661
$1517
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$490
$971
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1321
$2853
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1106
$1899
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$123
$82
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$187
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$43.9
$90.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.02%
3.96%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$4926
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$4143
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.8
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$38.2
$44
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$29
$8.02
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.48
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.51
$2.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.16
$3.21
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.28
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.04
$7.72
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.95
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$1.82
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$1.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.36
$2.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.2
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.09
$4.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.45
$5.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.47
$12.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.71
$4.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.99
$3.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.41
$2.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.8
$107
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.4
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39.1
$49.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.81
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$43.6
$66.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
$98
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$356
$732
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5865
$10306

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Cities Comparison in Bahrain vs Qatar

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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
40K

In Qatar

City Cost of living Population
Doha
$1894
1.19M
Al Khor
$1755
31.5K