Cost of living comparison

compared to

Beijing is 2.8 times more expensive than Baghdad.

If you lived in Beijing instead of Baghdad, you would:

pay 18.6% more for restaurants

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.60
IQD5,437
$5.46
CN¥37.06
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.77
IQD7,997
$5.46
CN¥37.06
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.42
IQD493
$0.52
CN¥3.51

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pay 74.4% more for groceries

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Bread
1 loaf
$0.86
IQD1,017
$1.68
CN¥11.40
Local cheese (8 oz) $1.99
IQD2,352
$8.24
CN¥55.89
Milk (1 gallon) $4.42
IQD5,219
$7.39
CN¥50.11

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pay 41.0% more for transportation

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Gasoline (1 gallon) $1.59
IQD1,882
$4.10
CN¥27.84
Monthly public transit pass $25.21
IQD29,774
$31.23
CN¥211.80
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $14,238.96
IQD16,816,215
$21,859.29
CN¥148,258.44

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pay 31.4% more for housing

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$55.36
IQD65,381
$18.04
CN¥122.34
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $467.53
IQD552,152
$1,098.54
CN¥7,450.74
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $296.62
IQD350,312
$643.77
CN¥4,366.29

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pay 10.3 times more for childcare

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $122.45
IQD144,609
$788.36
CN¥5,346.96
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,791.57
IQD2,115,848
$25,488.98
CN¥172,876.44

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pay 52.4% more for entertainment and sports

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.69
IQD1,997
$1.56
CN¥10.59
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.77
IQD2,086
$4.48
CN¥30.41
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.10
IQD2,477
$3.12
CN¥21.18

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pay 83.4% more for clothing

 
Baghdad
Beijing
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$29.35
IQD34,663
$72.25
CN¥490.00
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$31.70
IQD37,441
$38.65
CN¥262.12
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$65.40
IQD77,233
$88.59
CN¥600.86

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