Cost of Living in Baghdad

Summary about cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5,955.00 IQD 3,000.00-10,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 29,887.50 IQD 20,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 IQD 7,146.00-10,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,573.00 IQD 2,000.00-5,955.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5,000.00 IQD 2,000.00-5,955.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,869.46 IQD 1,000.00-4,764.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 536.37 IQD 500.00-1,191.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 263.53 IQD 250.00-595.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5,367.52 IQD 3,785.41-5,678.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 917.38 IQD 589.67-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 846.91 IQD 453.59-1,814.37
Eggs (regular) (12) 2,103.19 IQD 1,400.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,270.36 IQD 907.19-4,535.93
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,031.13 IQD 1,360.78-2,721.56
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,331.41 IQD 5,443.11-6,803.89
Apples (1 lb) 673.88 IQD 340.19-907.19
Banana (1 lb) 608.34 IQD 453.59-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 652.36 IQD 340.19-907.19
Tomato (1 lb) 389.08 IQD 226.80-453.59
Potato (1 lb) 397.45 IQD 226.80-453.59
Onion (1 lb) 387.39 IQD 226.80-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 762.73 IQD 357.30-1,250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 597.13 IQD 500.00-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00 IQD 11,910.00-29,775.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,687.89 IQD 1,000.00-2,272.73
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,422.75 IQD 2,000.00-3,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 IQD 2,000.00-3,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 672.75 IQD 500.00-1,191.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 32,865.00 IQD 30,000.00-60,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,500.00 IQD 2,000.00-5,955.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3,833.46 IQD 1,916.73-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11,955.00 IQD 6,000.00-17,865.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,032.28 IQD 1,703.44-3,217.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,028,000.00 IQD 15,483,000.00-20,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,748,200.00 IQD 18,000,000.00-27,393,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 190,590.16 IQD 119,100.00-297,750.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 118.55 IQD 75.00-125.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 61,398.10 IQD 40,000.00-125,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46,395.77 IQD 30,000.00-85,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18,455.00 IQD 11,910.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10,000.00 IQD 10,000.00-12,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 141,818.14 IQD 95,280.00-250,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,378,468.42 IQD 1,429,200.00-4,168,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,707.43 IQD 20,000.00-71,460.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 37,918.57 IQD 23,820.00-75,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 92,391.58 IQD 40,000.00-150,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 64,180.42 IQD 30,000.00-119,100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 541,290.91 IQD 357,300.00-833,700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 351,002.38 IQD 297,750.00-476,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 966,672.73 IQD 700,000.00-1,310,100.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 586,234.09 IQD 450,000.00-952,800.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 210,936.71 IQD 139,353.40-278,706.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 97,422.85 IQD 69,676.70-154,905.24
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 705,990.48 IQD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.75 7.00-10.00

Prices in Baghdad

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Last update: December 2020
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2 Comments so far
Tul on Jun 02, 2020:
It is much much more expensive to live in Baghdad. If you choose to in a decent neighborhood then the rent is around $1,250.00/month, generally no less than $1000/month. Electricity all private with average expenditure of $500/month for 3 bedroom apt or small house. For big houses (5bedrooms) electricity exceeds $1000. Decent restaurants about $30/person. I have lived in the united states and can definetly rank baghdad as more expensive than Texas living index in general but baghdad is cheaper tha san fracisco or chicago or NYC
Salam on Jun 06, 2019:
In my opinion, generally these are acceptable approximate figures for foreigners planning to visit the country and it can be applicable for middle class local families.