Cost of Living in Iraq

Cost of living in Iraq is 54.29% lower than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in Iraq is, on average, 75.78% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 IQD 3,000.00-11,692.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 IQD 20,000.00-73,075.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9,000.00 IQD 7,000.00-11,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,192.25 IQD 1,500.00-7,307.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,000.00 IQD 1,500.00-7,307.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2,454.83 IQD 584.60-5,115.25
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 579.00 IQD 500.00-1,461.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 277.64 IQD 250.00-500.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5,560.95 IQD 3,785.41-7,570.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 983.97 IQD 453.59-2,041.17
Rice (white), (1 lb) 833.50 IQD 453.59-1,325.85
Eggs (regular) (12) 2,197.51 IQD 1,500.00-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,712.99 IQD 1,133.98-6,629.26
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,053.73 IQD 1,133.98-3,175.15
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,363.61 IQD 5,303.41-7,955.11
Apples (1 lb) 669.48 IQD 340.19-994.39
Banana (1 lb) 637.01 IQD 453.59-1,107.09
Oranges (1 lb) 625.91 IQD 340.19-994.39
Tomato (1 lb) 403.06 IQD 226.80-662.93
Potato (1 lb) 387.89 IQD 226.80-566.99
Onion (1 lb) 392.67 IQD 226.80-566.99
Lettuce (1 head) 827.91 IQD 500.00-1,461.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 664.23 IQD 300.00-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00 IQD 8,000.00-36,537.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,942.75 IQD 1,000.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,392.30 IQD 1,461.50-4,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 IQD 2,000.00-3,653.75
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 584.60 IQD 500.00-1,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 36,537.50 IQD 15,000.00-63,543.48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 IQD 2,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,704.11 IQD 2,822.47-7,056.17
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 IQD 5,000.00-21,922.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,389.92 IQD 1,703.44-3,785.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000,000.00 IQD 15,000,000.00-24,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,524,283.83 IQD 18,000,000.00-25,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 158,484.10 IQD 90,000.00-292,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 114.14 IQD 60.00-150.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 54,277.77 IQD 35,000.00-120,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47,167.14 IQD 30,000.00-80,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17,947.11 IQD 10,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 11,692.00 IQD 10,000.00-17,538.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 161,496.59 IQD 100,000.00-300,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,833,113.89 IQD 1,461,500.00-5,115,250.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 36,793.95 IQD 20,000.00-75,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34,259.77 IQD 15,000.00-71,613.50
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75,812.74 IQD 30,000.00-146,150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60,223.36 IQD 25,000.00-116,920.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 497,675.54 IQD 300,000.00-750,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 320,897.95 IQD 200,000.00-500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 854,584.88 IQD 511,525.00-1,461,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 560,231.55 IQD 365,375.00-800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 170,284.20 IQD 92,902.27-278,706.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 84,399.54 IQD 46,451.13-162,932.00
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 763,345.43 IQD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.94 5.00-14.00

Prices in Iraq

This country had 2406 entries in the past 12 months by 134 different contributors.
Last update: February 2021
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
Sources and References
  

By City in Iraq

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Erbil (Irbil) 35.65 11.01 24.08 28.80 28.53 38.37
Baghdad 33.41 11.99 23.34 26.81 26.35 35.08
As Sulaymaniyah 32.71 9.55 21.82 27.96 28.35 38.55
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