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Cost of Living in Iraq

Cost of living in Iraq is 39.79% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Iraq is 66.75% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $ 5.00-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 22.58 $ 17.07-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.87 $ 4.50-9.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.68 $ 1.20-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.08 $ 1.50-4.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.95 $ 0.90-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.45 $ 0.36-0.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.23 $ 0.20-0.43
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.60 $ 3.79-5.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.51-1.36
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.60 $ 1.00-2.15
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.65 $ 1.81-4.39
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.92 $ 1.23-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.43 $ 4.54-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.41-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.41-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.39-0.78
Tomato (1 lb) 0.37 $ 0.23-0.54
Potato (1 lb) 0.33 $ 0.19-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.33 $ 0.23-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.81 $ 0.43-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 $ 0.43-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 4.85-17.90
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.36 $ 1.00-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.71 $ 1.20-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.72-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.47 $ 0.40-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 $ 0.00-50.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.65 $ 2.00-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $ 1.70-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 8.56-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.94 $ 1.47-2.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000.00 $ 12,000.00-16,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,549.50 $ 14,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 102.27 $ 51.53-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.09-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 42.35 $ 30.00-60.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 43.59 $ 25.63-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.54 $ 10.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.59 $ 8.00-10.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 114.30 $ 75.00-171.78
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,581.74 $ 1,539.32-4,188.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 34.53 $ 20.00-65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.76 $ 18.07-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54.38 $ 30.00-80.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 56.27 $ 30.00-101.37
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 392.91 $ 252.51-600.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 266.54 $ 200.00-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 705.49 $ 451.63-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 466.77 $ 300.00-642.06
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 119.78 $ 74.67-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 71.49 $ 46.45-92.90
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 602.59 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 12.77 8.00-25.00

Prices in Iraq

These data are based on 2663 entries in the past 18 months from 171 different contributors.
Last update: December 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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