Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district Dirham 67
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 5.87
12 eggs, large Dirham 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 16
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 102
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.57
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.71
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,285
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 635
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 296
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,579
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 361
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 31
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 37
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 428
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 213
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 445
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 526
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 92,670
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.78
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 266
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 21
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 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 15
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 50
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 189
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 72
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 157
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert Dirham 419
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 61
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 41
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 671
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.79
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 358
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 7,241 prices entered by 1,092 different people.
Latest price update: April 21, 2015.

Dubai position in our World Ranking

the world
26th
out of 196
middle east
1st
out of 10

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

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