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:

  • $ 56 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1132* (406 BHD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 81 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 28 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 9.8 per person

Total budget:

$ 2534* (910 BHD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 50 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4243* (1526 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 2020

Cost of living: Bahrain VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Bahrain in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 6% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Sitrah
Manama 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Manama
Al Muharraq 8% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al Muharraq

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Local prices in Bahrain by expense type

Bahrain: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Bahrain costs 9% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 2.7 to $ 14)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 14 to $ 49)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.5/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.4)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 9.8 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 16)

86% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.6 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 8.4)

79% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 6.2)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 2.5)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Bahrain: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Bahrain costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 61/night
($ 51 to $ 79)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 71 to $ 167)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 126/night
($ 95 to $ 173)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 234/night
($ 150 to $ 369)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 141/month
($ 96 to $ 217)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 175/month
($ 94 to $ 321)

6% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 150/month
($ 114 to $ 186)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 320/month
($ 136 to $ 618)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Bahrain: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Bahrain costs 28% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 0.7 to $ 2.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.3)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 5.6)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 6.7/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 13)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.7/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 14)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 4.8)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 5.6)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 2.4/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 3.9)

36% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.2/kg
($ 6.2 to $ 13)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Bahrain: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Bahrain costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 40/month
($ 35 to $ 57)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 5.6
($ 2.7 to $ 8.4)

66% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 23/24hrs
($ 8.4 to $ 90)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Bahrain: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Bahrain costs 19% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 189/month
($ 88 to $ 281)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 170
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
($ 35 to $ 113)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 70
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1003/month
($ 701 to $ 1401)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1447
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 696/month
($ 477 to $ 1120)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1155
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1916/month
($ 1401 to $ 2800)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2323
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1341/month
($ 841 to $ 2100)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1830
Gym
Gym
$ 77/month
($ 44 to $ 113)

88% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 273/month
($ 127 to $ 561)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1003
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6098/yr
($ 2800 to $ 12596)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17436

Bahrain: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Bahrain is 67% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.8/ticket
($ 8.4 to $ 12)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 45/hr
($ 14 to $ 57)

156% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Bahrain: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Bahrain is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.9/pack
($ 5.6 to $ 6.7)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 23 to $ 85)

5% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 51
($ 27 to $ 71)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 95
($ 57 to $ 127)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 85
($ 44 to $ 127)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Al Muharraq
London → Al Muharraq
London → Al Muharraq
$ 604
(fair price: $ 520)
Manchester → Al Muharraq
Manchester → Al Muharraq
Manchester → Al Muharraq
$ 597
(fair price: $ 542)
Dublin → Al Muharraq
Dublin → Al Muharraq
Dublin → Al Muharraq
$ 648
(fair price: $ 550)
New York City → Al Muharraq
New York City → Al Muharraq
New York City → Al Muharraq
$ 1075
(fair price: $ 911)
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
$ 697
(fair price: $ 611)
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
$ 1102
(fair price: $ 953)
Los Angeles → Al Muharraq
Los Angeles  → Al Muharraq
Los Angeles  → Al Muharraq
$ 1651
(fair price: $ 1028)
Montreal → Al Muharraq
Montreal → Al Muharraq
Montreal → Al Muharraq
$ 1097
(fair price: $ 912)
Sydney → Al Muharraq
Sydney → Al Muharraq
Sydney → Al Muharraq
$ 1308
(fair price: $ 1185)
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
$ 1144
(fair price: $ 972)

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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 14-07-2020.

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