Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: November 27, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Dirham 59
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 22
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.48
12 eggs, large Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 19
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.95
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 74
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.05
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.77
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,997
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 628
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 297
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,836
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 443
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 59
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 446
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 188
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 394
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 483
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 83,742
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.76
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 236
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 25
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 17
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 16
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 49
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 153
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 255
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 393
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 54
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 37
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 633
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 394
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Dirham 9

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