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Cost of Living in Manama, Bahrain

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 58.26
Rent Index: 35.97
Groceries Index: 57.53
Restaurants Index: 61.40
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 47.44
Local Purchasing Power: 66.31

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 BHD
2.00
3.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 BHD
15.00
25.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 2.00 BHD
1.90
2.80
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 2.00 BHD
1.80
2.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.50 BHD
2.00
3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.38 BHD
1.00
1.60
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.59 BHD
0.38
1.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.12 BHD
0.10
0.20
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.55 BHD
0.50
0.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 0.39 BHD
0.30
0.50
Rice (white), (1kg) 0.68 BHD
0.50
0.75
Eggs (12) 0.92 BHD
0.75
1.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 2.53 BHD
2.00
3.50
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 2.33 BHD
2.00
2.50
Apples (1kg) 0.87 BHD
0.80
1.00
Oranges (1kg) 0.73 BHD
0.50
1.00
Tomato (1kg) 0.72 BHD
0.40
1.00
Potato (1kg) 0.72 BHD
0.40
1.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.65 BHD
0.50
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.28 BHD
0.20
0.40
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 BHD
5.00
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.75 BHD
0.70
0.80
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 BHD
1.00
2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 0.90 BHD
0.90
1.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.20 BHD
0.20
0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1.00 BHD
1.00
1.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.50 BHD
1.25
1.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.25 BHD
0.25
0.25
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 BHD
3.00
5.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.10 BHD
0.08
0.10
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 10,250.50 BHD
6,000.00
12,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 22.56 BHD
17.00
28.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 BHD
0.03
0.05
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.00 BHD
11.00
28.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 23.33 BHD
20.00
30.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.50 BHD
3.00
6.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.00 BHD
3.00
3.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 23.60 BHD
18.00
35.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 19.85 BHD
12.00
25.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 32.60 BHD
25.00
45.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 34.62 BHD
25.00
40.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 311.11 BHD
250.00
450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 250.00 BHD
200.00
300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 668.75 BHD
400.00
900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 562.50 BHD
350.00
700.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 837.50 BHD
750.00
900.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 650.00 BHD
600.00
700.00
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 501.58 BHD
300.00
754.20
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.50
4.50
6.50

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Last update: October, 2014

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22 Comments so far

#John on Nov 14, 2014 :
A lot of people here asking whether their X salary is enough or not enough, left unanswered.

A short answer if you are being offered only on base salary only, even it's seems so attractive than your current salary, it is still not enough because an expat needs is different from the locals such as relocation cost, home commitment cost, foreigner emergency/health cost, high school cost etc.

Some recent international HR survey/study shows that even the offered salary seems much higher then your current home salary , you will lose in the long run if you don't negotiate and ask as much as possible for your expat package.

To get more for your expat package . click below.

http://www.xpatinsight.weebly.com/download
#Tohelp on Sep 20, 2014 :
Average 2 bedroom flat in manama(gudaibya/hoora) would cost BHD 200(unfurnished) to 450(furnished) to 550(with amenties like swiming pool gym etc).

Cost of food varies - BHD 0.5 for a masala dosa and tea, 1 bhd for mutton/chicken, 2.1 for KFC dinner meal(3 piece chicken), etc

You can get friends/private taxi, which would cost 1.5 to 3.5 from manama(hoora/guidabya) to city centre, airport...

Then some foods are subsidized eg Mutton (Local/Aust.) is 1 BHD per kg, etc. better not to buy expensive indian(4 to 5 BHD/KG), but some people likes only that ...

So average 250 to 300 BHD for a family of 4, excluding rent, with proper weekend outing/restaurent food - Upper mid class lifestyle, avoiding expensive resturent and window shopping.

The educational cost is around 30(indian school, CBSE) to 300(international) + books additional.

Internet 60GB 4G is 25BHD (2years contract), you may get internet in a fully furnished appartment.
#kirti kumar pandey on Aug 06, 2014 :
I get a job in land mark group with 300 dinar but without accomodstion and fooding.what is a living simple living cost in bahrain
#Pankaj Ganatra on Aug 01, 2014 :
Hey Friends, I just have an offer for 300 BD, at Manama, Baharin with accommodation facility, kindly let me know for cost of living there, I am pure vegetarion.....thank you
My contact number is 9375185986, please feel free to contact me at anytime as I have to reply in two to three days.....thank you
#vishwanath on Jun 19, 2014 :
hi i got an offer in manama city (bahrain), and monthly salary is 1100BHD.
kindly suggest how much goes for housing and food for a bachelor person.
#Jack Jones on Jun 19, 2014 :
Why somebody here still ask what's the cost of living to someone else when the data is all written above.

Those data are from crowsourced and just a guesstimate in range so assume more/less , say 10%. So you'll be fine.
#Parveez on Mar 30, 2014 :
I m selected for job in Bahrain at the salary 200 BD acc transport medical free but food is own is that gud for me. I mean hw much will save in a month.?
#casey on Mar 18, 2014 :
Hi...I'm applying for a job in bahrain as an event coordinator? Can i ask how much is the salary given to a event coordinator in manama.
#nilesh on Mar 08, 2014 :
I got basic 200bd/month salary offer with free food and shared accomondatoin medical it is good for save by money
#wency on Mar 06, 2014 :
im offered ajob in Bahrain for 450Bd plus 125Bd accomodation fr a engineering company as a secretary. is it worth will i be able to save is tax applicablevon salary if yes how much tax will be deducted from my salary.
#ismail on Nov 08, 2013 :
per head monthly food expenses at bahrain
#Kumar on Oct 26, 2013 :
Please help me out. I got an offer in Bahrain and they offered me 750 BD per month without accommodation and food. Can you please clear my queries below mentioned:
1) Living cost and food expenses per month
2) Accommodation single bed room in various places including city price with and without furnish.
3) Studies for kids per year (schooling)
4) Electricity bill per month
5) Any other we need to pay to government or tax
6) Drinks & Water per month average figure
7) Sports clubs per month if any?
8) Internet



Thanks,
Kumar.
#haseeb.zaman@hotmail.com on Oct 08, 2013 :
I got an offer of 550 BD.... Is it sufficient for Two with a kid?
##Pak on Jul 25, 2013 :
I got offer 2000 Bahrain Dinar so it is ok with small family like 2 kids and one wife...education of kids free and living free.....Can any one tell me that can I afford nice SUV Jeep ....
#Teen on Jun 30, 2013 :
Can a family of three or four manage with in 2000 BD monthly and save ?
#syed on Jun 19, 2013 :
what is the monthly cost of food normal please answer
#Ahmed on Jun 19, 2013 :
Hi , i just need to know are these info. accurate or not ? because i'm going next months, and i want to know the parties prices :D i mean clubbing :D
#kashi on Jun 14, 2013 :
what is now current living cost in Bahrain Manama city,accommodation,food,transport
#murugan on Jun 03, 2013 :
i got the salary offer in bahrain 700bd but this salary offer not covered by accomadation and food so please help me expenses of food and accomadation
#Martina on Nov 26, 2012 :
What are some nice apartments near ISA air base? Are there any to choose from for the BHD of 375-500? I will be a contractor coming there and wanted to find some information before hand. Is is cheaper to get a place unfurnished versus furnish. I have my own furnishings.

Thanks I look forward to hearing from someone.
#imangelika21 on Sep 03, 2012 :
ohh.. apartment rent is very costly imagine BHD 581.26 divided by 3 persons? you need to pay a BHD 194 a month!! ..whooh!!
#Bharat on Jul 01, 2011 :
What is the cost of education. Every thing is covered but cost of education is not covered here

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