Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: February 28, 2015.
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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 63
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 22
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.64
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 5.35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.93
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 105
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.23
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.88
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,751
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 647
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 294
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,617
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 417
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 34
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 439
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 221
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 451
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 510
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 82,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.75
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 262
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 26
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 18
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 20
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 16
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 51
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 175
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 70
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 136
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 392
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 58
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 40
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 622
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 384
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 9

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