Cost of Living in Baghdad

Summary of cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7,000.00 IQD 3,925.05-12,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45,792.24 IQD 26,167.00-98,126.23
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11,120.97 IQD 8,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,616.70 IQD 1,500.00-6,541.75
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,925.05 IQD 2,000.00-6,541.75
Cappuccino (regular) 3,601.58 IQD 1,308.35-4,579.22
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 736.49 IQD 500.00-1,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 266.58 IQD 250.00-500.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6,135.40 IQD 4,731.77-7,570.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 972.66 IQD 453.59-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 887.02 IQD 680.39-1,133.98
Eggs (regular) (12) 2,356.24 IQD 1,570.02-3,140.04
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,685.06 IQD 1,780.37-3,628.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,654.99 IQD 2,041.17-3,628.74
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,532.22 IQD 5,637.85-8,164.67
Apples (1 lb) 584.84 IQD 415.42-890.19
Banana (1 lb) 662.20 IQD 453.59-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 603.13 IQD 415.42-907.19
Tomato (1 lb) 392.32 IQD 195.84-593.46
Potato (1 lb) 409.75 IQD 226.80-453.59
Onion (1 lb) 382.52 IQD 226.80-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 937.57 IQD 500.00-1,308.35
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 724.03 IQD 261.67-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,350.10 IQD 7,850.10-25,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,372.84 IQD 1,308.35-3,925.05
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3,282.26 IQD 2,000.00-5,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,683.35 IQD 2,500.00-3,925.05
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 654.17 IQD 500.00-1,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30,000.00 IQD 26,167.00-60,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,925.05 IQD 2,000.00-6,541.75
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,211.17 IQD 3,218.69-7,369.55
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,850.10 IQD 5,000.00-10,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2,319.94 IQD 1,584.85-2,839.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000,000.00 IQD 18,000,000.00-27,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,071,569.40 IQD 24,000,000.00-28,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205,834.98 IQD 125,000.00-261,669.95
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 38,571.43 IQD 30,000.00-40,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55,111.49 IQD 39,250.49-130,834.98
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44,292.41 IQD 25,000.00-65,417.49
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22,437.54 IQD 15,000.00-25,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 12,000.00 IQD 7,850.10-15,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 192,021.70 IQD 83,333.33-392,504.93
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,967,985.23 IQD 1,250,000.00-7,850,098.58
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,659.31 IQD 20,000.00-60,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42,200.20 IQD 10,000.00-75,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68,092.99 IQD 36,000.00-140,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 53,884.84 IQD 25,000.00-87,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 705,665.13 IQD 500,000.00-1,177,514.79
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 380,873.83 IQD 300,000.00-457,922.42
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,369,174.88 IQD 1,046,679.81-1,962,524.64
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 744,464.17 IQD 600,000.00-1,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 308,170.98 IQD 139,353.40-464,511.33
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 143,147.98 IQD 60,774.33-243,097.32
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 684,677.48 IQD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.00 5.00-15.00

Prices in Baghdad

This city had 326 entries in the past 12 months by 27 different contributors.
Last update: December 2023
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3 Comments so far
Nooruldeen Al-imam on Feb 22, 2023:
It's good information.but some need to update.for example price 1 square m I. Some places between 5000-11000 $ in city center and some more from that .that's normal location not something special.

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Anonymous on Jan 22, 2021:
Why live in Baghdad since it's so expensive then.
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