Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Latest price update: April 24, 2014.
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Food
Daily menu in the business district Dirham 57
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 22
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 15
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 16
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 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 83
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.12
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.97
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,365
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 576
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 279
40” flat screen TV Dirham 2,011
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt Dirham 472
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 29
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 48
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 384
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) Dirham 232
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) Dirham 308
1 pair of leather business shoes Dirham 351
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 82,981
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.80
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 206
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) Dirham 28
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) Dirham 22
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 18
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 17
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 54
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 166
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 74
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 300
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert Dirham 421
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 54
Capuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 19
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 35
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 578
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 380
1 package of Marlboro cigarretes Dirham 13

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