Cost of Living Comparison Between Manama and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 21.9% higher than in Manama (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 53.8% higher than in Manama
Rent Prices in Dubai are 131.6% higher than in Manama
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 37.2% higher than in Manama
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 9.0% higher than in Manama
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 20.9% higher than in Manama
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Restaurants
Manama Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.50 BHD
(24.36 AED)
4.10 BHD
(40.00 AED)
     +64.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 BHD
(194.90 AED)
30.79 BHD
(300.00 AED)
     +53.9 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.55 BHD
(24.85 AED)
3.59 BHD
(35.00 AED)
     +40.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.75 BHD
(46.29 AED)
4.62 BHD
(45.00 AED)
     -2.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 BHD
(43.85 AED)
4.62 BHD
(45.00 AED)
     +2.6 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.90 BHD
(18.52 AED)
2.17 BHD
(21.15 AED)
     +14.2 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.31 BHD
(3.00 AED)
0.45 BHD
(4.38 AED)
     +45.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.13 BHD
(1.25 AED)
0.27 BHD
(2.66 AED)
     +112.6 %
Markets
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.58 BHD
(25.17 AED)
2.91 BHD
(28.37 AED)
     +12.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.45 BHD
(4.37 AED)
0.57 BHD
(5.54 AED)
     +26.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.30 BHD
(2.91 AED)
0.38 BHD
(3.71 AED)
     +27.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.00 BHD
(9.79 AED)
1.21 BHD
(11.80 AED)
     +20.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.47 BHD
(14.28 AED)
1.88 BHD
(18.27 AED)
     +28.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.40 BHD
(13.60 AED)
1.48 BHD
(14.47 AED)
     +6.4 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.63 BHD
(15.86 AED)
1.81 BHD
(17.67 AED)
     +11.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.39 BHD
(3.80 AED)
0.40 BHD
(3.88 AED)
     +2.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.35 BHD
(3.42 AED)
0.33 BHD
(3.24 AED)
     -5.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.28 BHD
(2.68 AED)
0.31 BHD
(3.05 AED)
     +13.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 BHD
(1.96 AED)
0.29 BHD
(2.78 AED)
     +41.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.14 BHD
(1.39 AED)
0.17 BHD
(1.65 AED)
     +18.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.16 BHD
(1.55 AED)
0.17 BHD
(1.61 AED)
     +4.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.88 BHD
(8.59 AED)
0.65 BHD
(6.35 AED)
     -26.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.30 BHD
(2.92 AED)
0.24 BHD
(2.38 AED)
     -18.6 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.75 BHD
(75.52 AED)
6.16 BHD
(60.00 AED)
     -20.6 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 BHD
(9.61 AED)
1.30 BHD
(12.67 AED)
     +31.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.34 BHD
(13.11 AED)
2.26 BHD
(22.04 AED)
     +68.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.40 BHD
(23.39 AED)
2.36 BHD
(23.00 AED)
     -1.7 %
Transportation
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 BHD
(2.92 AED)
0.62 BHD
(6.00 AED)
     +105.2 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14.00 BHD
(136.43 AED)
30.79 BHD
(300.00 AED)
     +119.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 BHD
(19.49 AED)
1.23 BHD
(12.00 AED)
     -38.4 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.46 BHD
(33.72 AED)
0.50 BHD
(4.83 AED)
     -85.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 BHD
(97.45 AED)
3.59 BHD
(35.00 AED)
     -64.1 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.49 BHD
(4.82 AED)
1.19 BHD
(11.56 AED)
     +140.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000.00 BHD
(136,429.36 AED)
15,392.58 BHD
(150,000.00 AED)
     +9.9 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,900.00 BHD
(76,985.14 AED)
8,507.32 BHD
(82,903.45 AED)
     +7.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 44.35 BHD
(432.14 AED)
78.92 BHD
(769.05 AED)
     +78.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 10.54 BHD
(102.71 AED)
22.32 BHD
(217.51 AED)
     +111.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 16.09 BHD
(156.81 AED)
36.73 BHD
(357.90 AED)
     +128.2 %
Sports And Leisure
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29.50 BHD
(287.48 AED)
33.74 BHD
(328.79 AED)
     +14.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.33 BHD
(207.89 AED)
18.49 BHD
(180.20 AED)
     -13.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 BHD
(34.11 AED)
5.13 BHD
(50.00 AED)
     +46.6 %
Childcare
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 151.11 BHD
(1,472.57 AED)
274.80 BHD
(2,677.91 AED)
     +81.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,050.00 BHD
(39,467.07 AED)
5,499.23 BHD
(53,589.74 AED)
     +35.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 19.75 BHD
(192.46 AED)
24.79 BHD
(241.54 AED)
     +25.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.25 BHD
(246.06 AED)
22.44 BHD
(218.71 AED)
     -11.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 35.71 BHD
(348.03 AED)
38.08 BHD
(371.11 AED)
     +6.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 29.62 BHD
(288.69 AED)
36.79 BHD
(358.55 AED)
     +24.2 %
Rent Per Month
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 341.79 BHD
(3,330.69 AED)
826.68 BHD
(8,055.93 AED)
     +141.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 265.50 BHD
(2,587.29 AED)
497.08 BHD
(4,844.05 AED)
     +87.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 666.25 BHD
(6,492.58 AED)
1,598.10 BHD
(15,573.41 AED)
     +139.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 464.33 BHD
(4,524.91 AED)
1,104.11 BHD
(10,759.52 AED)
     +137.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 80.96 BHD
(788.93 AED)
173.94 BHD
(1,695.05 AED)
     +114.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 52.03 BHD
(506.98 AED)
104.13 BHD
(1,014.73 AED)
     +100.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 795.58 BHD
(7,752.88 AED)
1,479.53 BHD
(14,417.97 AED)
     +86.0 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.93 4.97      -37.3 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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