Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 64
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 24
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.72
12 eggs, large Dirham 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 12
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 12
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 104
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.88
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.40
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,551
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 654
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 307
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,738
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 420
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 399
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 218
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 400
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 459
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 88,163
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.90
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 277
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 24
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 19
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 18
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 57
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 198
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 197
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Dirham 524
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 61
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 40
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 661
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.80
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 440
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,886 prices entered by 1,345 different people.
Latest price update: August 29, 2015.

Dubai position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 193
middle east
2nd
out of 12

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dubai compared to other cities:

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