The international website expatistan, which is concerned with classifying the countries of the world, revealed that the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, is cheaper in cost of living than Basra, (the far south of the country) by more than 20%.
In its rankings, the site compares the cost of living between countries and cities based on the prices of food, housing, clothing, transportation, personal care products, and recreational activities.
According to the latest classification of the site for the current year 2021, which was seen by the “National News Center”, “the amounts paid by the population in Baghdad for food are 20% less than what the residents pay in Basra, where the basic lunch menu (including a drink) is In the commercial district in Baghdad, 9,250 thousand dinars, while that list in Basra is 16 thousand dinars per person.
He pointed out that "Baghdad residents pay 1% more for housing than the residents of Basra," and Baghdad residents pay 34% less for clothes than the residents of Basra, explaining that "one pair of men's leather shoes in Baghdad is 61,000 dinars." While in Basra, it amounts to 65 thousand dinars.
He noted that "the residents of Baghdad pay 41% less for transportation than the residents of Basra," noting that "the residents of Baghdad pay 32% less for personal care than the residents of Basra, and the residents of Baghdad pay 1% less for entertainment than the residents of Basra pay." “.
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