Cost of living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 54
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 7
12 eggs, large Dirham 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 71
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.94
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.71
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,762
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,502
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 634
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,065
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 5,030
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 338
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 313
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,597
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 490
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 39
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 300
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 263
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 362
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 400
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 90,940
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.71
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 109
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 23
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 65
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 176
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 33
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 18
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 13
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 59
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 200
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 534
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 368
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 57
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 37
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 709
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.73
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 439
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,400 prices entered by 173 different people.
Latest price update: May 25, 2017.

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