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How Much Will It Cost To Live In Iraq

Iraq or officially the Republic of Iraq is a country located in the western part of Asia. Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq, it is home to some of the most diverse ethnic groups. Iraq is mostly populated by the citizens of the Muslim religion and also some of the religion like Christian, Yezidis and more are living there. The standard of living in Iraq has been improved by 2010. Real State prices have hiked very much in the past few years.

Average Rent For Housing in Iraq:

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City: 443,227 IQD

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside City: 289,072 IQD

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City: 787,990 IQD

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside City: 509,158 IQD

The majority of the rental properties are primarily found in metropolitan cities like Baghdad, Erbil and many others. In Iraq, common types of rental are apartments, one-bedroom, two or three-bedrooms. These rentals are also available as furnished and semi-furnished properties.

Cost of Living in Iraq: Sample Monthly Budget

This is just to give you an idea of how much you might spend in a month, here are the costs of running an apartment for two people:

EXPENSESU.S. $
Rent$240 to $380
Electricity$110
Groceries$900
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local$0.09
Gas for heating/stove$60
Internet$40
Transportation (new car maintenance plus diesel/petrol)$250
Cellphone plan (excl. phone handset itself)$35
Regular purchases of coffee/croissants/baguettes$120
Ticket for the movies$25
Health insurance top-up (hospital-only plan)$40
Lunch for two with wine five times a month$350
Monthly Total$2,170 to $2,310

source: numbeo.com