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Cost of Living in Iraq

Cost of living in Iraq is 37.34% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Iraq is 61.20% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $ 4.00-12.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 15.00-45.16
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.61 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.33 $ 1.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.15 $ 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.44 $ 0.40-0.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.22 $ 0.20-0.30
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.63 $ 3.79-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.45-1.09
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 $ 0.45-1.02
Eggs (12) 1.64 $ 1.20-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.87 $ 1.81-4.10
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.36-2.46
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 $ 4.54-6.11
Apples (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.45-0.79
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.45-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.45-0.72
Tomato (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.29-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.23-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.23-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $ 0.45-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 $ 0.43-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 4.85-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.37 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.55 $ 1.20-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.13 $ 1.81-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 $ 0.40-0.90
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 50.00 $ 22.58-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00-4.47
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $ 1.61-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 8.81-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.08 $ 1.54-2.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,477.21 $ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,725.66 $ 18,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 92.88 $ 42.50-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 $ 0.06-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.60 $ 30.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 51.28 $ 30.00-87.01
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15.00 $ 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.02 $ 8.00-10.11
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 34.18 $ 20.00-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33.06 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 59.79 $ 45.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51.87 $ 35.00-80.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 473.59 $ 300.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 323.89 $ 200.00-500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 832.72 $ 500.00-1,129.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 559.70 $ 350.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 120.34 $ 92.90-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 72.56 $ 55.74-92.90
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 696.51 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.86 9.00-14.00

Prices in Iraq

These data are based on 2028 entries in the past 18 months from 151 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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