Cost of Living in Manama

Summary about cost of living in Manama, Bahrain:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 BHD 1.20-7.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.00 BHD 10.00-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 2.50 BHD 2.00-2.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.50 BHD 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 BHD 2.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.67 BHD 1.00-2.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 BHD 0.25-0.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.17 BHD 0.10-0.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2.33 BHD 1.51-4.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.48 BHD 0.32-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.28 BHD 0.18-0.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.92 BHD 0.48-1.35
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1.16 BHD 0.45-2.72
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.18 BHD 0.45-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.18 BHD 0.68-2.72
Apples (1 lb) 0.33 BHD 0.23-0.45
Banana (1 lb) 0.26 BHD 0.23-0.45
Oranges (1 lb) 0.29 BHD 0.16-0.45
Tomato (1 lb) 0.19 BHD 0.14-0.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.13 BHD 0.09-0.23
Onion (1 lb) 0.13 BHD 0.09-0.18
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 BHD 0.40-1.20
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.24 BHD 0.17-0.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.00 BHD 4.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 BHD 0.50-2.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.50 BHD 0.70-2.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.25 BHD 2.00-2.50
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.30 BHD 0.28-0.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14.00 BHD 12.00-30.43
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 BHD 1.50-2.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 BHD 0.80-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 3.50 BHD 3.00-7.50
Gasoline (1 gallon) 0.73 BHD 0.53-0.76
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 9,000.00 BHD 8,000.00-13,786.38
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000.00 BHD 7,000.00-9,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 63.87 BHD 35.42-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 BHD 0.01-0.06
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 22.22 BHD 15.75-40.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 31.11 BHD 15.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.50 BHD 10.00-25.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.50 BHD 3.00-4.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 130.95 BHD 50.00-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,387.50 BHD 2,400.00-5,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 16.88 BHD 7.50-20.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26.43 BHD 12.00-40.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 33.22 BHD 25.00-50.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27.14 BHD 20.00-30.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 372.92 BHD 300.00-500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 297.14 BHD 200.00-450.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 684.62 BHD 450.00-850.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 511.54 BHD 300.00-800.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 54.12 BHD 49.24-65.03
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 43.66 BHD 37.16-102.19
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 747.77 BHD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.02 4.50-7.00

Prices in Manama

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Last update: August 2022
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10 Comments so far
Pravin Bhadange on Nov 24, 2021:
What should be salary for family (wife +1 kids) in bahrain
Roni on Feb 07, 2020:
Hi Jayesh Saple, that really depends on what type of food you eat. for example, I have friends who eats Chapati (indian bread) every breakdast lunch and dinner and would buy viand good for the whole day and he only spends 300fils for the bread and 2 BD for the Viand. But I also have a friend who doesn't eat breakfast but would spend around 5BD for lunch and dinner for the Rice and chicken and soft drinks.
Jayesh Saple on Dec 07, 2019:
I am getting an job in bahrain with 350 BHD with free accommodation and without food.

For food the max how much it will cost (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)?.

Please do needful on these
Bhavesh on Mar 16, 2019:

I am having an offer sales executive job in Bahrain Manama city. They are offering me 475BHD per month. Accommodation and transport is taken care by company.

Can anyone tell me that what will be my per month expenses excluding house rent and transport. I will be single person with no dependents. So can anyone let me know what will be my per month expenses.
Nathan on Feb 21, 2019:
Hi All

I'm an Aussie who has been offered a position in Bahrain. Total package of 6000 BHD/month inclusive of wage/schooling/housing/car in addition to full medical insurance for my family and an annual return ticket to Australia for the family.

As a family of four (kids 11 and 8) I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea if this is a decent package and if its worth the move to the middle east?
Faisal on Jan 15, 2019:
Good day i am a full time college student and want to rent an apartment to live on my own to be independent my question is if i work a part time job maybe minimum wage will i be able to afford to rent an apartment here in Bahrain including electricity water etc... your response is appreciated.

Thank you!!
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Ali on Nov 20, 2018:
If you are planning to live in Bahrain, and you have been offered a salary of BHD 1000 per month... you can live a dignified life in any part of Bahrain you wish to live in. One bed apartment fully inclusive of utility bills will cost you between 180 to 300 BD depending on the area. If your company is offering you free transport, your other major cost is covered. I would say if you spend BHD 300 on your food, mobile bill, party etc... you are still left with BHD 400 to send home. This salary can easily support other dependants like wife and a kind.
kunal joshi on Nov 06, 2018:
I am getting offer BHD of 500 Per month please confirm is it ok let us know cost of leaving for 1 person at BHD
Anonymous on Aug 02, 2018:
I am planning to shift in a 1bhk flat(excluding ewa) next month, along with my wife and daughter, they both are likely to stay home throughout the day... What could b the approx expenses I am likely to incur on ewa every mnth