Bahrain Travel Budget - Visit Bahrain on a Budget or Travel in Style

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How much money will you need for your trip to Bahrain? You should plan to spend around BHD48 ($128) per day on your vacation in Bahrain, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, BHD17 ($45) on meals for one day and BHD9.14 ($24) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Bahrain for a couple is BHD40 ($106). So, a trip to Bahrain for two people for one week costs on average BHD677 ($1,795). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Bahrain for one week usually costs around BHD338 for one person. So, a trip to Bahrain for two people costs around BHD677 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs BHD1,353 in Bahrain. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bahrain can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Bahrain? How much money do I need for Bahrain?

How much does a trip to Bahrain cost? Is Bahrain expensive? The average Bahrain trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Bahrain prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Bahrain
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Bahrain is BHD20. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Bahrain is BHD40.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotels in Bahrain

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Transportation Budget in Bahrain
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bahrain is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent BHD9.14 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bahrain.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Intercity Transportation Budget in Bahrain
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  • Transportation between cities and towns in Bahrain costs an average of BHD34. Naturally, prices vary by the length of the route, the type of transportation used, and the date.

  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities

Flights to Bahrain
How much does it cost to go to Bahrain? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Bahrain
The price of renting a car in Bahrain will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Bahrain
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  • While meal prices in Bahrain can vary, the average cost of food in Bahrain is BHD17 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bahrain should cost around BHD6.77 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bahrain is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bahrain
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  • Entertainment and activities in Bahrain typically cost an average of BHD10 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Bahrain
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  • The average person spends about BHD3.43 on alcoholic beverages in Bahrain per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Bahrain
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  • On average, people spend BHD0.85 on bottled water in Bahrain per day. The public water in Bahrain is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Bahrain On a Budget
Bahrain is a Middle Eastern archipelago in the Persian Gulf. It is the smallest of the independent Persian Gulf states and it is a moderate country that is a popular travel destination for those who want to see a Middle Eastern country without strict Islamic law. One example of the country's liberal nature is that it has legalized homosexuality.

The middle class in Bahrain is very cosmopolitan. The country offers excellent shopping and dining opportunities and there are plenty of venues where you can socialize. While the county has few oil reserves it is still a petroleum based economy as it serves as a hub for refining. International banking is also a significant part of the economy.

Bahrain's climate is tropical desert. Bahrain winters are dry with temperatures hovering in the low 70s Fahrenheit. Spring and fall are comfortable and dry but late winter and spring are prone to dust storms. Summer is very hot and temperatures may reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because of land reclamation efforts, there are very few natural beaches, although manmade beaches can be found at luxury hotels. You usually have to pay to access these. The water is usually very shallow and quite warm, particularly during the summer months when it can top 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It is possible to get heat stroke even while you're swimming.
At A Glance
  • An affordable way to get around is with the public buses. They travel to many parts of the island and prices are usually cheap. It can be difficult to understand the bus schedules and maps, so make sure you clearly understand which route you want and when it leaves before booking. In general, the buses are not air conditioned and they can get quite crowded, but they are generally reliable.

  • If you're not concerned about your budget, renting a car is a good option. It allows you the greatest flexibility and comfort when you're traveling around the country. Try to get ahold of a good map or GPS system because the street signs are rare and not useful in navigating.

  • Arabic is the official language of Bahrain. English and Persian (or Farsi) are also widely understood. There are a good number of Indians and Pakistanis in Bahrain and they often speak Urdu, Hindi or Malayalam.

  • There are a good number of activities and events in Bahrain. In particular, the Bahrain Grand Prix F1 race is the largest yearly event. It's held every April and prices skyrocket during this event. If you're planning to visit at this time, make sure you book everything well in advance as flights and hotels fill up fast. It is not uncommon for prices to triple.

  • There are several large shopping malls in Bahrain where you will find international and luxury brands. They have many boutique shops, supermarkets and food courts. A more traditional shopping experience is to visit a local souq, or market. These souqs are filled with stalls selling everything from jewelry to clothing and artwork. Make sure you negotiate the price before making a purchase.

  • Although Bahrain is a relatively liberal country, it is still important to dress respectfully and conservatively. Long pants and conservative dresses are advised. At private beaches or hotels bathing suits and shorts are acceptable. Public displays of affection are also frowned upon and should be avoided.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Qala'at al-Bahrain: The Bahrain Fort is found off the northern shore of the country. It is about five minutes by car from Manama City, in Karbabad. This fort has been restored and is in good condition. It's free to visit and is open daily. Next to the fort there is a musuem that has artifacts that date back to the Dilmun periods through the Islamic era. Most of the items were found at the fort or nearby. There is no sign on the museum but it is found in a large rectangular white building.

Tree of Life: This unique tree grows in the middle of the desert surrounded by oil wells and other infrastructure from the petroleum industry. You must have a private vehicle to reach the tree as there is no public transportation and it is significantly off the main road. Despite being difficult to reach, it's an interesting place to visit. The tree is covered in graffiti and it is best visited around sunset when the lighting of the tree and the desert is very impressive.

Abu Mahir Fort: This fort, also called Muharraq Fort, is found in Muharraq. It was built on the foundation of a much older fort. Although it is smaller than the Bahrain Fort, it is an interesting place to visit.

Popular Foods
Bahrain's small size leave it little room for agriculture. Much of the food is imported internationally, but the primary crops are dates, bananas, citrus fruits, pomegranates, mangoes, cucumbers and tomatoes. Seafood from the Persian Gulf is also very common. Coffee is often prepared when welcoming someone to your home. Sheesha, with flavored tobacco, is also available in many open air cafes and coffee shops.

Hamour: Bahrain's small size mean that goats, cattle and sheep are in short supply. Instead, fish from the Persian Gulf is a prominent option. Hamour, or grouper, is common throughout the country and is usually grilled, fried, or steamed.

Qoozi: This is a delicacy in Bahrain. It is made with grilled lamb that is stuffed with rice, boiled eggs, onions, and traditional spices.

Khubz: Khubz is the traditional flatbread of Bahrain. It is baked in a special oven and is common throughout the country. There are many bakeries where you can find this fresh bread, which is often served with mahyawa fish sauce.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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