Cost of living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

List of prices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 62
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 7
12 eggs, large Dirham 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 6
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 84
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.83
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,544
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,339
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 682
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,102
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 5,063
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 306
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,596
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 587
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 37
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 38
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 246
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 208
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 433
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 580
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 84,046
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.37
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 109
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 64
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 295
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 21
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 22
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 56
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 220
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 83
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 417
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 392
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 62
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 41
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 2,731
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 1.12
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 545
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 23
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,017 prices entered by 165 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2019.

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