Cost of Living in Erbil

Summary about cost of living in Erbil (Irbil), Iraq:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.02 $ 3.34-8.40
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25.15 $ 15.91-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.84 $ 5.45-9.22
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.43 $ 1.00-5.87
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 $ 1.25-4.20
Cappuccino (regular) 2.23 $ 0.63-4.20
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.54 $ 0.42-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.23 $ 0.20-0.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.16 $ 2.59-5.20
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.38-1.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.47-0.95
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.72 $ 1.02-2.47
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.48 $ 1.87-6.81
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.46 $ 0.78-2.67
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.31 $ 3.71-6.22
Apples (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.31-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.38-0.93
Oranges (1 lb) 0.47 $ 0.31-0.78
Tomato (1 lb) 0.31 $ 0.19-0.39
Potato (1 lb) 0.26 $ 0.19-0.38
Onion (1 lb) 0.33 $ 0.19-0.54
Lettuce (1 head) 0.69 $ 0.42-0.84
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.55 $ 0.21-0.84
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.28 $ 6.72-16.68
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 $ 1.00-1.90
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.19 $ 1.00-1.36
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.31 $ 2.08-3.06
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.42 $ 0.34-0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 25.35 $ 12.77-43.48
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.52 $ 2.00-4.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.31 $ 2.69-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.20 $ 3.43-8.39
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.27 $ 1.65-3.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,500.00 $ 16,000.00-19,891.56
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,979.46 $ 13,621.86-20,168.07
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 100.44 $ 71.53-150.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.08
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.26 $ 26.56-67.03
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.62 $ 27.24-82.23
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.75 $ 6.81-16.67
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.60 $ 8.40-16.67
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 208.92 $ 141.89-274.11
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,796.97 $ 1,764.71-4,968.20
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.01 $ 16.79-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.37 $ 12.57-60.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.57 $ 34.05-100.98
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.66 $ 25.05-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 401.71 $ 251.81-584.51
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 241.29 $ 167.91-336.60
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 631.00 $ 303.29-993.64
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 419.38 $ 300.00-521.01
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 91.10 $ 74.32-120.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 55.38 $ 46.45-74.32
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 597.69 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 19.00 18.00-20.00

Prices in Erbil (Irbil)

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Last update: June 2021
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14 Comments so far
Anonymous on Jun 10, 2021:
Erbil is very good place for visiting and people are nice every thing is about perfect, but the problem is with prices for example, an apartment outside of city center is about 100-150 usd, but here is saying it's about 200.
Here's my whatssupp number
0096475101890461
Anonymous on Mar 11, 2021:
Hi everyone
Am ara and am 17 yrs old from Erbil . Living in Erbil is extremely safe and the monthly wages are also good specifically for foreigners .
Subramanyam on Oct 01, 2019:
Can anyone tell me what will be living cost for 3 persons in sulaymaniyah without accommodation.
Abdulqadir on Jul 29, 2019:
Erbil is the one of the safest city in the whole middle east
And you can walk at the night alone without any worries because the crime level is very low and the people here are so friendly and like the foreigners and a good place especially for the foreign engineers
Dr.Rupak Kumar Jena on Jul 24, 2019:
I am Dr Rupak Kumar planning to come Erbil as professor,can you tell me the cost of living and the minimum salary as professor in some private university
Almukhtar on Jun 26, 2019:
Hello
I am from Erbil and its a great place in every aspect but do not try to come here to find a job without a job offer and if anyone needs any help do not hesitate to ask
whatsapp 009647504727690
Sarmad on Jun 26, 2019:
Hi
Erbil is a very nice and friendly city. The Iraqi government has not paid salaries for 7 years. The economy is stable but NOT prosperous. My advise to you is; if you have a job offer come. You will be very comfortable and happy, if you don't have a job offer?! DO NOT COME to Erbil. You will be wasting your time and money. Erbil has been flooded lately with cheap Egyptian labor. 12$ for 10-12 hour day. I repeat DO NOT COME unless you have a JOB OFFER.
Niladri Maiti on Jun 25, 2019:
I am shifting to erbil in few months as Associate Professor of Dentistry in Tishik International university. Csn anyone help me with cost of living, nearby places , fitness centers etc
abbasa on Nov 05, 2018:
As-salāmu ʿalaykum
Praise be to Allah, peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon you and your family.
My name is Abbas Rajiha,Iam 16 years old Originally from Yemen.I lost both parents in the war,and since the death of my parents things have not been easy with me here.But before the death of father he deposited the sum of $1.5million usd with a security company.I will need your assistance to help me receive the money
so i can come to your country to start a new life and go back to school
you can reach me via my email abbasrajiha@gmail.com
thanks and I am willing to offer you some percentage of the money for your help
thanks
Hawar on Oct 26, 2018:
Erbil, kurdistan is one of best, safest place for life ..
Bill on Apr 05, 2018:
Very helpful - have used your site to prepare for last four international assignments.

Thanks
Balien on Feb 17, 2018:
Hi #elie
It varies depending what types of companies you work for. Oil companies ranges from 2500 to 3500 usd as an example
elie on Feb 13, 2018:
Hi, i am planning to move to Erbil. Need to know what might be the average salary for a Marketing Manager?
thanks
Ashish Sharma on Sep 12, 2017:
Hello All,
I am shifting to Erbil from India by the next month October, 2017.
I need to know about cost of living, average salary for engineering faculty as an Assistant Lecturer, internet facility with plans cost and availability of vegetarian food.

Thanks.

Ashish
India

ashish068@gmail.com