Cost of Living in Basra | Iraq

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$961
$2028
🛋️ Without rent
$495
$1374
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$466
$654
🍽️ Food
$290
$756
🚐 Transport
$130
$346
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$649
🏙️ Population
1.23M

The average cost of living in Basra is $961, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 5478th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 29 in Iraq.

The median after-tax salary is $649, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 7676th (TOP 83%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Iraq. With an estimated population of 1.23M, Basra is the 3rd largest city in Iraq.

✈️ Closest airport16 kmBasrah International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate31.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank8431University of Basrah
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Prices in Basra

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.39
☕ Cappuccino
$2.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.34

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$416
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$342
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$682
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$68.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$105
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$40.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.06%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1322
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$693

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.67
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$53.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.49
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$54.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$84.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1539