Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 70
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 23
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.84
12 eggs, large Dirham 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 94
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.26
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.76
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,577
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 639
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 296
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,559
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 378
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 439
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 209
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 87,076
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.76
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 270
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 15
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 15
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 181
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 71
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 136
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 395
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 59
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 0.72
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 352
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 9
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,053 prices entered by 1,059 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2015.

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