Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: January 30, 2015.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Dirham 69
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 5.90
12 eggs, large Dirham 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 4.95
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.15
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 98
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.94
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,388
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 624
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 310
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,646
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 426
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 434
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 180
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 406
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 480
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 81,430
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.82
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 242
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 17
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 20
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 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 172
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 150
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 386
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 59
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 17
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 39
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 633
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 389
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Dirham 10

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