Manama travel budget

Manama: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Manama

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 60 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 10.1 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1204* (448 BHD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 9.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2521* (938 BHD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 103 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 53 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 4193* (1568 BHD)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Manama compared to Bahrain in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Manama in 2020 is essentially identical to the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Manama in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Manama by expense type

Restaurant budget in Manama

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Manama is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 7/person
($ 2.9 to $ 15)

53% 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
($ 17 to $ 29)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.7)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 12 for 500ml
($ 5.6 to $ 15)

124% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 5.9 for 330ml
($ 2.3 to $ 8.5)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.9/cup
($ 2.9 to $ 5.6)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.7/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

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

Hotel and accommodation budget in Manama

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Manama is 23% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 63/night
($ 57 to $ 70)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 61 to $ 124)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 118/night
($ 85 to $ 163)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 236/night
($ 153 to $ 358)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 125/month
($ 87 to $ 170)

26% 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
$ 170/month
($ 84 to $ 298)

3% 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
$ 151/month
($ 118 to $ 186)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 311/month
($ 141 to $ 593)

79% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Manama

On average, the price of supermarket food in Manama is 20% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 2.7)

98% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 2.9)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.1/12 eggs
($ 1.8 to $ 5.6)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.2/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 12)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.6/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 13)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 5.6)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 5.6)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.7/salad
($ 1.4 to $ 3.9)

64% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.6 to $ 1.7)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 8.4/kg
($ 5.6 to $ 15)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Manama

On average, the price of transport in Manama is 22% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.8/ticket
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 41/month
($ 35 to $ 58)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 72
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.4/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.9)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.5/litre
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

25% 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
($ 3.3 to $ 8.5)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 17/24hrs
($ 14 to $ 18)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Manama

On average, the cost of housing in Manama is 15% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 204/month
($ 100 to $ 284)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 58/month
($ 35 to $ 114)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 972/month
($ 567 to $ 1414)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1367
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 714/month
($ 482 to $ 990)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1095
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1838/month
($ 1414 to $ 2544)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2195
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1328/month
($ 735 to $ 1838)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1739
Gym
Gym
$ 73/month
($ 44 to $ 114)

90% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 277/month
($ 128 to $ 567)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 953
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 6157/yr
($ 2828 to $ 11305)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16399

Leisure activity budget in Manama

On average, budget for leisure activities in Manama is 68% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.9/ticket
($ 8.5 to $ 12)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 42/hr
($ 15 to $ 58)

153% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Manama

On average, shopping budget in Manama is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.7/pack
($ 5.6 to $ 6.2)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 51
($ 23 to $ 114)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 46
($ 21 to $ 72)

23% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 87
($ 69 to $ 114)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 75
($ 44 to $ 114)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 98

Plane ticket budget

London → Al Muharraq
London → Al Muharraq
London → Al Muharraq
$ 594
(fair price: $ 515)
Manchester → Al Muharraq
Manchester → Al Muharraq
Manchester → Al Muharraq
$ 590
(fair price: $ 545)
Dublin → Al Muharraq
Dublin → Al Muharraq
Dublin → Al Muharraq
$ 636
(fair price: $ 554)
New York City → Al Muharraq
New York City → Al Muharraq
New York City → Al Muharraq
$ 1069
(fair price: $ 912)
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
Toronto (Ontario) → Al Muharraq
$ 1099
(fair price: $ 953)
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
Edinburgh → Al Muharraq
$ 686
(fair price: $ 611)
Los Angeles → Al Muharraq
Los Angeles  → Al Muharraq
Los Angeles  → Al Muharraq
$ 1175
(fair price: $ 1011)
Montreal → Al Muharraq
Montreal → Al Muharraq
Montreal → Al Muharraq
$ 1091
(fair price: $ 917)
Sydney → Al Muharraq
Sydney → Al Muharraq
Sydney → Al Muharraq
$ 1287
(fair price: $ 1186)
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
Melbourne → Al Muharraq
$ 1144
(fair price: $ 972)

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About this information on the cost of living in Manama

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

The information about the cost of living in Manama was updated on 11-10-2020.

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