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Cost of Living in Baghdad | Iraq

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$910
$2106
🛋️ Without rent
$469
$1344
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$442
$762
🍽️ Food
$244
$638
🚐 Transport
$147
$411
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$582
🏙️ Population
6.96M

The average cost of living in Baghdad is $910, which is in the top 39% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5651st out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 29 in Iraq.

The median after-tax salary is $582, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 6892nd (TOP 75%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Iraq. With an estimated population of 6.96M, Baghdad is the 1st largest city in Iraq.

✈️ Closest airport11 kmRasheed Air Base
😷 Air qualityBad39.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank4225University of Baghdad
Cost of living in Baghdad infographic

Prices in Baghdad

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.98
☕ Cappuccino
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.98

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.45

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$417
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$261
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$827
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$95
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$147
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$54.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1966
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$930

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.45
👖 Brand Jeans
$35.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$74.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$126
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2069

Baghdad Cost of Living comparison