Cost of Living in Basra

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$823
$1726
🛋️ Without rent
$426
$1176
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$397
$550
🍽️ Food
$246
$638
🚐 Transport
$120
$317
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$630
😀 Quality of life
30
🏙️ Population
1.33M

The average cost of living in Basra is $823, which is in the top 35% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6006th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 29 in Iraq.

The median after-tax salary is $630, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 8540th (TOP 92%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 18th best city to live in Iraq. With an estimated population of 1.33M, Basra is the 3rd largest city in Iraq.

✈️ Closest airport 16 km Basra International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 32.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 3981 University of Basrah
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Prices in Basra

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
 Cappuccino
$2.3
🥤 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
$391
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$602
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$390
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$80.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.04%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1110
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$648
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.23
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$34
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$84
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1545

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