Travel budget and cost of living in Bahrain how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Bahrain

Bahrain: calculate your travel budget

Bahrain: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Bahrain for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.1 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1019* (378 BHD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 80 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2397* (868 BHD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 17 per person

Total budget:

$ 3928* (1414 BHD)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Bahrain in 2019

Cost of living: Bahrain VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Bahrain in 2019 is 6% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Bahrain in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Bahrain by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Bahrain compared to the national average.

Cities /Bahrain View Details
Al Muharraq 7% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Muharraq
Manama 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manama
Sitrah 26% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sitrah

Local prices in Bahrain by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bahrain

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bahrain is 7% more expensive than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 4.2 to $ 12)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 15 to $ 36)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.2/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.5)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Local beer
Local beer
$ 9.9 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 13)

134% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 7.3 for 330ml
($ 2.9 to $ 12)

137% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 3.7 to $ 5.9)

18% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bahrain

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bahrain costs 32% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 36 to $ 201)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 100/night
($ 24 to $ 694)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 53 to $ 536)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 256
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 238/night
($ 87 to $ 1164)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 147/month
($ 42 to $ 1131)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 176/month
($ 52 to $ 1734)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 145/month
($ 77 to $ 335)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 210

Supermarket food budget in Bahrain

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bahrain costs 21% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

99% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.3)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 2 to $ 5.6)

22% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.5/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 12)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 4.2 to $ 9.1)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.9)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 10.4/kg
($ 7 to $ 15)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Bahrain

On average, the price of transport in Bahrain costs 29% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 0.8)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 41/month
($ 35 to $ 44)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.6
($ 3.3 to $ 5.6)

64% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 22/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 58)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Bahrain

On average, the cost of housing in Bahrain costs 15% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 137/month
($ 70 to $ 255)

16% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 162
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

12% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 47/month
($ 29 to $ 85)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 967/month
($ 566 to $ 1412)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1342
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 676/month
($ 425 to $ 1130)

35% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1050
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1958/month
($ 1412 to $ 2822)

10% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2180
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1322/month
($ 989 to $ 1976)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1697
Gym
Gym
$ 82/month
($ 44 to $ 114)

112% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 297/month
($ 143 to $ 588)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 929
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6226/yr
($ 3386 to $ 11283)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18274

Leisure activity budget in Bahrain

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bahrain is 41% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 8.5/ticket
($ 8.5 to $ 10.3)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 15 to $ 58)

114% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Bahrain

On average, shopping budget in Bahrain is 8% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.6/pack
($ 3.9 to $ 5.6)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.4
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 52
($ 29 to $ 85)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 59
($ 29 to $ 85)

58% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 72 to $ 114)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 88
($ 58 to $ 128)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

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About the information on the cost of living in Bahrain

The information about the cost of living in Bahrain shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Bahrain updated on 10-03-2019.

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