Cost of Living Comparison Between Manama and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 14.70% higher than in Manama (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 31.52% higher than in Manama
Rent Prices in Dubai are 69.04% higher than in Manama
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 40.79% higher than in Manama
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 11.58% higher than in Manama
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 74.49% higher than in Manama
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Restaurants
Manama Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.00 BHD
(29.24 AED)
3.59 BHD
(35.00 AED)
     +19.71 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 15.00 BHD
(146.18 AED)
25.65 BHD
(250.00 AED)
     +71.02 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.50 BHD
(24.36 AED)
2.87 BHD
(28.00 AED)
     +14.93 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 BHD
(29.24 AED)
4.62 BHD
(45.00 AED)
     +53.92 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.00 BHD
(29.24 AED)
4.62 BHD
(45.00 AED)
     +53.92 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.65 BHD
(16.06 AED)
1.90 BHD
(18.55 AED)
     +15.53 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 BHD
(2.70 AED)
0.45 BHD
(4.36 AED)
     +61.25 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.12 BHD
(1.16 AED)
0.17 BHD
(1.65 AED)
     +41.89 %
Markets
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.09 BHD
(20.39 AED)
2.27 BHD
(22.08 AED)
     +8.31 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.44 BHD
(4.25 AED)
0.45 BHD
(4.36 AED)
     +2.58 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.41 BHD
(3.98 AED)
0.31 BHD
(3.06 AED)
     -23.19 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.91 BHD
(8.82 AED)
0.95 BHD
(9.21 AED)
     +4.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 0.95 BHD
(9.25 AED)
1.62 BHD
(15.78 AED)
     +70.53 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.04 BHD
(10.09 AED)
1.14 BHD
(11.09 AED)
     +9.97 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.29 BHD
(12.52 AED)
1.77 BHD
(17.29 AED)
     +38.03 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.38 BHD
(3.69 AED)
0.33 BHD
(3.21 AED)
     -13.13 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.28 BHD
(2.77 AED)
0.27 BHD
(2.62 AED)
     -5.23 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.33 BHD
(3.19 AED)
0.29 BHD
(2.83 AED)
     -11.29 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.20 BHD
(1.94 AED)
0.24 BHD
(2.30 AED)
     +18.55 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.17 BHD
(1.67 AED)
0.16 BHD
(1.58 AED)
     -5.47 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.14 BHD
(1.35 AED)
0.15 BHD
(1.43 AED)
     +6.33 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.76 BHD
(7.36 AED)
0.62 BHD
(6.08 AED)
     -17.41 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.23 BHD
(2.21 AED)
0.22 BHD
(2.18 AED)
     -1.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 BHD
(58.47 AED)
6.16 BHD
(60.00 AED)
     +2.61 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 BHD
(9.62 AED)
1.56 BHD
(15.22 AED)
     +58.13 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 BHD
(14.62 AED)
2.35 BHD
(22.87 AED)
     +56.46 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.20 BHD
(21.44 AED)
2.26 BHD
(22.00 AED)
     +2.61 %
Transportation
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 BHD
(2.92 AED)
0.51 BHD
(5.00 AED)
     +71.02 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 BHD
(146.18 AED)
30.78 BHD
(300.00 AED)
     +105.22 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 BHD
(19.49 AED)
1.23 BHD
(12.00 AED)
     -38.43 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 BHD
(15.68 AED)
0.37 BHD
(3.61 AED)
     -76.96 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.00 BHD
(38.98 AED)
3.08 BHD
(30.00 AED)
     -23.04 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.68 BHD
(6.63 AED)
0.81 BHD
(7.86 AED)
     +18.47 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000.00 BHD
(77,963.26 AED)
9,235.12 BHD
(90,000.00 AED)
     +15.44 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 7,650.00 BHD
(74,552.37 AED)
7,251.60 BHD
(70,669.77 AED)
     -5.21 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 75.19 BHD
(732.73 AED)
68.94 BHD
(671.84 AED)
     -8.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 BHD
(0.40 AED)
0.04 BHD
(0.42 AED)
     +5.88 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 23.41 BHD
(228.13 AED)
36.52 BHD
(355.90 AED)
     +56.01 %
Sports And Leisure
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 24.74 BHD
(241.07 AED)
25.81 BHD
(251.56 AED)
     +4.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.14 BHD
(167.06 AED)
12.19 BHD
(118.83 AED)
     -28.87 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 BHD
(34.11 AED)
4.10 BHD
(40.00 AED)
     +17.27 %
Childcare
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 101.50 BHD
(989.16 AED)
249.99 BHD
(2,436.21 AED)
     +146.29 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,050.91 BHD
(19,986.94 AED)
4,497.52 BHD
(43,830.19 AED)
     +119.29 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 15.62 BHD
(152.27 AED)
21.41 BHD
(208.63 AED)
     +37.01 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.69 BHD
(152.93 AED)
19.55 BHD
(190.55 AED)
     +24.60 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 30.25 BHD
(294.80 AED)
32.28 BHD
(314.61 AED)
     +6.72 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 26.19 BHD
(255.21 AED)
33.43 BHD
(325.80 AED)
     +27.66 %
Rent Per Month
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 341.88 BHD
(3,331.71 AED)
557.26 BHD
(5,430.69 AED)
     +63.00 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 246.67 BHD
(2,403.87 AED)
373.70 BHD
(3,641.90 AED)
     +51.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 607.89 BHD
(5,924.18 AED)
1,088.99 BHD
(10,612.68 AED)
     +79.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 430.00 BHD
(4,190.53 AED)
728.45 BHD
(7,099.09 AED)
     +69.41 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97.84 BHD
(953.47 AED)
116.74 BHD
(1,137.69 AED)
     +19.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 64.24 BHD
(626.06 AED)
83.85 BHD
(817.12 AED)
     +30.52 %
Salaries And Financing
Manama Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 544.12 BHD
(5,302.65 AED)
1,248.72 BHD
(12,169.26 AED)
     +129.49 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.19 4.04      -43.84 %
Last update: July 2021July 2021
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