Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 68
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 24
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 12
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.95
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 5.06
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.07
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,587
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 616
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 301
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,678
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 444
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 38
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 399
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 219
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 395
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 498
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 93,890
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.79
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 232
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 23
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 18
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 17
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 65
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 242
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 72
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 167
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Dirham 502
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 67
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 43
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 693
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.94
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 421
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 8,070 prices entered by 1,207 different people.
Latest price update: July 02, 2015.

Dubai position in our World Ranking

the world
31st
out of 202
middle east
2nd
out of 13

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