Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: July 22, 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 5.91
12 eggs, large Dirham 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 8
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 80
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.11
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.15
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,156
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 576
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 290
40” flat screen TV Dirham 2,054
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 442
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 52
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 384
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 213
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 325
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 371
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 87,342
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.79
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 212
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 18
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 16
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 54
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 149
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 271
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 402
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 55
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 35
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 578
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 386
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Dirham 13

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