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Cost of Living in Iraq

Cost of living in Iraq is 38.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Iraq is 63.83% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $ 5.00-10.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.82 $ 18.19-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 5.99-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.73 $ 1.20-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.33 $ 1.50-4.21
Cappuccino (regular) 2.01 $ 0.90-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.45 $ 0.33-0.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.23 $ 0.20-0.43
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.62 $ 3.79-5.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.45-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.45-1.02
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.63 $ 1.10-2.26
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.72 $ 1.81-4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.96 $ 1.36-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.51 $ 4.54-6.35
Apples (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.45-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.39-0.78
Tomato (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.27-0.54
Potato (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.23-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.34 $ 0.23-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 $ 0.40-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.59 $ 0.43-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 5.00-17.90
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.37 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 1.20-2.56
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.72-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 $ 0.40-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 $ 0.00-80.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.71 $ 2.50-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $ 1.70-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 8.59-12.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.96 $ 1.47-2.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000.00 $ 12,000.00-18,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,676.31 $ 14,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100.59 $ 51.53-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.12 $ 0.06-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.16 $ 30.00-70.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.66 $ 25.76-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 19.40 $ 10.00-35.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.55 $ 8.00-10.16
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 104.96 $ 75.00-157.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,248.25 $ 1,539.32-3,100.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.82 $ 20.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 30.49 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 54.60 $ 30.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.61 $ 27.10-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 432.57 $ 300.00-686.60
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 288.31 $ 200.00-440.49
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 759.22 $ 500.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 497.78 $ 300.00-700.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 127.05 $ 79.79-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 72.51 $ 46.45-98.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 612.85 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.14 9.00-17.00

Prices in Iraq

These data are based on 2641 entries in the past 18 months from 161 different contributors.
Last update: October 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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