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 57
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 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 23
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 11
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 69
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.85
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 9,562
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,301
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 6,769
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,616
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 324
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 296
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,546
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 476
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 28
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 41
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 318
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 257
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 382
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 444
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 87,307
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.84
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 110
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 204
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 31
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 21
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 72
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 198
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 572
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 Air 2, 64GB Dirham 2,120
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.90
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 529
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 1,415 prices entered by 184 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2017.

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