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Cost of Living in Iraq

Cost of living in Iraq is 37.68% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Iraq is 62.63% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $ 5.00-10.74
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 19.87-45.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 $ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.70 $ 1.20-3.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.51 $ 1.50-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.20 $ 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.45 $ 0.33-0.50
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.24 $ 0.20-0.43
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.64 $ 3.79-6.37
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.80 $ 0.45-1.56
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.45-1.04
Eggs (12) 1.57 $ 1.00-2.26
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.75 $ 1.81-4.54
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.36-2.54
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.42 $ 4.54-6.80
Apples (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.45-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.45-0.68
Oranges (1 lb) 0.54 $ 0.39-0.76
Tomato (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.27-0.54
Potato (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.23-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.23-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 $ 0.40-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.64 $ 0.40-1.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 4.85-12.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.21 $ 1.00-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.60 $ 1.20-3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.81-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 $ 0.40-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 41.47 $ 0.00-100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00-4.47
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 $ 1.70-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 8.60-13.17
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.95 $ 1.48-2.75
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000.00 $ 12,000.00-20,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,499.02 $ 14,000.00-20,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 89.38 $ 50.00-180.65
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.06-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 43.01 $ 30.00-63.23
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.13 $ 30.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.28 $ 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.57 $ 8.00-10.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 112.69 $ 85.32-150.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,238.94 $ 1,708.54-3,100.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.63 $ 20.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.71 $ 20.00-50.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 53.31 $ 35.00-85.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 55.25 $ 30.00-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 441.23 $ 300.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 295.25 $ 200.00-450.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 786.02 $ 500.00-1,129.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 517.29 $ 300.61-800.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 125.90 $ 92.90-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 73.11 $ 46.45-98.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 654.05 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.05 8.00-25.00

Prices in Iraq

These data are based on 2377 entries in the past 18 months from 155 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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