Cost of living in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 37
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 23
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.23
12 eggs, large Dirham 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 4.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 18
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.19
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 8
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 60
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.00
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.17
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 5,414
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 5,609
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 388
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 5,375
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 3,212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 203
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 317
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,125
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 497
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 32
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 24
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 195
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 186
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 271
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 233
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 85,506
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.75
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 107
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 22
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 50
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 15
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 20
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 8
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 44
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 131
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 61
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 500
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 219
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 26
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 18
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 26
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.35
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 217
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 9
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 82 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2017.

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