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 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 8
12 eggs, large Dirham 15
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 9
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 12
1 kg (2 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 68
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.17
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,969
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,507
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 540
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,957
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,760
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 330
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 296
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,475
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 455
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 42
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 327
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 270
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 413
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 521
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 84,247
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.87
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 66
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 210
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 20
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 9
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 196
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 554
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 395
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 57
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 23
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 35
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,965
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.66
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 518
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 14
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,450 prices entered by 205 different people.
Latest price update: November 23, 2017.

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