Cost of Living in Erbil

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$797
$1883
🛋️ Without rent
$404
$1195
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$392
$687
🍽️ Food
$235
$610
🚐 Transport
$95.4
$267
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$658
😀 Quality of life
49
🏙️ Population
846K

The average cost of living in Erbil is $797, which is in the top 35% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6079th out of 9294 in our global list and 4th out of 29 in Iraq.

The median after-tax salary is $658, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months. Ranked 6279th (TOP 68%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Iraq. With an estimated population of 846K, Erbil is the 7th largest city in Iraq.

✈️ Closest airport 7 km Erbil International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 5096 Salahaddin University - Erbil
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Prices in Erbil

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$449
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$267
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$759
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$518
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$934
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$749
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.63
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$44.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$9.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.53
👖 Brand Jeans
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$242
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3406

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