Bahrain: Money & Costs

Though an inexpensive stopover, Bahrain isn’t a cheap destination. If you want to travel comfortably, rent a car and load up on artefacts, expect to spend around US$150.00 – US$200.00 or more per day. Taking the bus and bargaining will bring your costs down closer to US$50.00 – US$100.00 a day. If you walk a lot and have no huge appetite for food or booze, it’s possible to get by on around US$25 a day.

There are a number of banks and moneychangers in Manama, and it pays to shop around for the best rate. American Express offices will cash cheques for card holders, and some banks will advance against Visa cards. There are ATMs in Manama linked to international networks.

Currency of Bahrain is ‘Bahraini Dinar’ and symbolized as ‘BD’.

Note: Price in $US mentioned in article may be change during your visit.

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