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 59
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 8
12 eggs, large Dirham 16
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 8
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 68
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.53
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,354
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,039
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 532
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,658
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,968
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 396
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 310
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,672
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 495
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 41
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 316
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 239
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 422
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 629
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 86,220
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.13
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 113
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 38
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 67
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 284
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 14
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 21
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 9
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 16
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 51
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 214
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 80
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 348
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 379
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 69
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 25
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 39
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 2,228
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.93
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 508
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 22
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,242 prices entered by 205 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2018.

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