Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 65
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 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 17
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 30
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 11
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 102
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.24
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.93
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,226
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 582
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 297
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,746
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 359
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 32
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 40
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 374
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 211
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 393
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 491
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 94,595
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.77
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 243
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 25
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 17
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 28
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 17
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 58
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 228
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 71
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 156
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Dirham 518
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 61
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 42
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 657
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.91
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 400
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,707 prices entered by 1,149 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2015.

Dubai position in our World Ranking

the world
29th
out of 189
middle east
1st
out of 10

Cheapest and most expensive products in Dubai compared to other cities:

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