Travel budget in Bahrain

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Bahrain: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 54 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1113* (392 BHD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 29 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2510* (896 BHD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4181* (1484 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 essentially the same as in 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
Sitrah 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Sitrah
Al Muharraq 3% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Muharraq
Manama 4% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manama

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Local prices in Bahrain by expense type

Restaurant budget in Bahrain

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bahrain is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7.2/person
($ 4.3 to $ 12)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
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
$ 6.6/person
($ 5.7 to $ 8)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 9.9 for 500ml
($ 7.2 to $ 13)

105% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 6.8 for 330ml
($ 3 to $ 12)

120% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 5/cup
($ 3.9 to $ 5.7)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

64% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.4)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Bahrain

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bahrain costs 14% less than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 59/night
($ 49 to $ 79)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 71 to $ 175)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 127/night
($ 95 to $ 176)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 236/night
($ 149 to $ 377)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 149/month
($ 101 to $ 235)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 177/month
($ 97 to $ 341)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 113 to $ 188)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 383/month
($ 156 to $ 825)

118% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Bahrain

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bahrain costs 24% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 2.7)

79% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 3.5)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.9 to $ 5.7)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.6/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 12)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.1/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 12)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.3/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.3)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

55% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.6/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.8/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 15)

21% 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 28% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 0.8)

65% 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: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

33% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.7
($ 3.5 to $ 5.7)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 90)

42% 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...
$ 168/month
($ 87 to $ 257)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
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
$ 54/month
($ 29 to $ 87)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 983/month
($ 570 to $ 1425)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 671/month
($ 428 to $ 998)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1940/month
($ 1425 to $ 2564)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1318/month
($ 855 to $ 1851)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 78/month
($ 44 to $ 115)

96% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 297/month
($ 144 to $ 570)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6369/yr
($ 3418 to $ 12814)

65% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Bahrain

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bahrain is 50% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.9/ticket
($ 8.6 to $ 12)

23% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 38/hr
($ 15 to $ 58)

124% 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 essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.7/pack
($ 5.1 to $ 6)

29% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 29 to $ 87)

4% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 54
($ 29 to $ 87)

39% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 88
($ 64 to $ 115)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 58 to $ 130)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

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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 15-09-2019.

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