Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: October 21, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Dirham 56
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 22
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 17
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.63
12 eggs, large Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 20
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 11
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 7
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 76
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.05
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,939
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 594
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 292
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,829
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 437
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 53
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 439
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 193
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 353
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 371
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 88,383
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.78
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 221
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 19
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 17
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 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 53
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 147
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 74
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 258
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 404
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 55
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 36
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 656
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 385
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Dirham 13

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