Cost of Living in Erbil

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8,579.22 IQD 4,000.00-15,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 IQD 18,316.90-60,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 14,000.00 IQD 13,083.50-15,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 2,616.70 IQD 1,962.52-7,850.10
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,616.70 IQD 2,000.00-5,233.40
Cappuccino (regular) 4,346.23 IQD 1,308.35-9,158.45
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 640.80 IQD 500.00-1,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 281.15 IQD 250.00-876.59
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6,482.94 IQD 4,731.77-7,570.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 956.12 IQD 566.99-2,373.83
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1,006.73 IQD 680.39-1,814.37
Eggs (regular) (12) 2,186.02 IQD 1,570.02-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,348.26 IQD 2,267.96-6,803.89
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,584.57 IQD 1,360.78-4,535.93
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,837.60 IQD 5,934.58-8,164.67
Apples (1 lb) 649.70 IQD 296.73-1,133.98
Banana (1 lb) 649.98 IQD 474.77-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 624.16 IQD 356.07-1,186.92
Tomato (1 lb) 437.89 IQD 178.04-593.46
Potato (1 lb) 385.20 IQD 118.69-593.46
Onion (1 lb) 397.99 IQD 226.80-593.46
Lettuce (1 head) 871.77 IQD 500.00-1,308.35
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 704.76 IQD 327.09-1,308.35
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15,000.00 IQD 8,020.18-23,550.30
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,985.34 IQD 1,000.00-3,787.88
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,250.00 IQD 1,308.35-3,925.05
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,000.00 IQD 2,500.00-5,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 IQD 500.00-750.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45,000.00 IQD 35,000.00-60,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 IQD 2,616.70-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4,828.03 IQD 2,414.02-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7,925.05 IQD 3,925.05-10,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,810.22 IQD 2,839.06-5,678.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,275,147.87 IQD 22,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,621,071.56 IQD 23,550,295.73-33,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 135,246.59 IQD 100,000.00-200,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 30,384.62 IQD 15,000.00-40,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 40,943.43 IQD 26,167.00-60,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80,211.01 IQD 39,250.49-130,834.98
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 14,892.93 IQD 10,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13,083.50 IQD 10,000.00-15,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 382,820.15 IQD 166,666.67-654,174.88
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,446,694.98 IQD 3,000,000.00-7,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 48,998.06 IQD 20,000.00-75,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43,612.14 IQD 15,700.20-100,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97,888.72 IQD 40,000.00-196,252.46
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 97,263.72 IQD 50,000.00-163,543.72
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 623,680.24 IQD 500,000.00-1,046,679.81
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 424,872.62 IQD 327,087.44-785,009.86
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 961,100.84 IQD 750,000.00-1,439,184.74
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 678,546.18 IQD 523,339.91-1,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 128,987.00 IQD 91,161.49-182,322.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 92,342.92 IQD 60,774.33-139,353.40
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 791,621.46 IQD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.00 10.00-19.00

Prices in Erbil (Irbil)

This city had 572 entries in the past 12 months by 28 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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6 Comments so far
Samira on Jul 11, 2023:
I am living in erbil abut 4 years, the price of medium and easy life that information was true but actually this is depend of quality of life.
Riaz Ahmed on Jun 10, 2023:
Would like to open farm house or guide me for best small scale business if any one can guide also looking to marry a Muslim girl age 35 38 plan to shift soon
Paul on Mar 29, 2023:
I have purchased a flat in Erbil. I am looking for recommendations for internet/cable or satellite television services.
Thank you.
Anonymous on Jan 21, 2023:
All of it wrong, it says a single person will need 766k per month without rent, i live with my parents i don't pay rent, my costs are about 250k/m, including going out and sigars with food will be around, 400k
murad on Jul 23, 2022:
this is 99% wrong and in simple terms to prove it this person said it costs almost 938$ for a single meter so a 125m apartment would cost over 100k but in reality there is an amazing apartment in lalav city which is the name of a neighborhood in erbil which has apartment for sale for as little as 30k which is 125m
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 .