Cost of Living in Baghdad

Summary about cost of living in Baghdad, Iraq:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.60 $ 2.52-8.37
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 23.01 $ 16.73-41.86
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.77 $ 6.15-8.38
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.69 $ 1.37-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.26 $ 1.68-5.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.77 $ 0.84-4.17
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.42 $ 0.34-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.22 $ 0.21-0.42
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.39 $ 3.18-5.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.79 $ 0.49-1.53
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.45-0.96
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.76 $ 1.51-2.02
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.91-3.81
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.68 $ 0.93-2.29
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.05 $ 4.03-5.72
Apples (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.29-0.76
Banana (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.38-0.76
Oranges (1 lb) 0.50 $ 0.29-0.76
Tomato (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.16-0.41
Potato (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.16-0.38
Onion (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.16-0.39
Lettuce (1 head) 0.65 $ 0.30-1.03
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.52 $ 0.34-0.84
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.60 $ 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.38 $ 0.84-1.92
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.93 $ 1.68-2.52
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.10 $ 1.68-2.52
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.46 $ 0.42-0.84
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.21 $ 20.55-50.26
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.39 $ 1.68-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 1.61-4.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.00 $ 5.03-15.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 1.64 $ 1.17-2.70
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,238.96 $ 12,605.04-16,752.22
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,252.42 $ 15,069.96-20,940.28
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 148.50 $ 87.81-239.32
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.06-0.13
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 55.36 $ 33.60-103.30
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 35.08 $ 23.93-50.40
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14.95 $ 8.40-17.09
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.40 $ 6.84-10.28
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 116.13 $ 83.30-227.92
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,749.91 $ 1,000.00-3,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 29.35 $ 15.11-60.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.70 $ 17.09-63.03
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 65.40 $ 33.60-101.11
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 48.79 $ 20.51-84.03
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 467.53 $ 377.99-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 296.62 $ 251.02-420.17
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 795.20 $ 600.00-1,367.52
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 500.58 $ 377.99-837.74
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 170.41 $ 111.48-234.21
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 82.40 $ 58.55-127.05
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 578.19 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.50 7.00-10.00

Prices in Baghdad

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Last update: June 2021
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3 Comments so far
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
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.