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 58
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
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 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.80
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 69
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.71
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.86
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,830
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,007
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 677
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,106
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,818
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 387
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 305
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,587
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 267
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 91,558
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.72
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 89
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 166
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 61
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 207
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 76
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 376
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 36
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 715
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 1,358 prices entered by 176 different people.
Latest price update: July 23, 2017.

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