Cost of living in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in Al Ain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dirham 13,711
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dirham 7,833
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List of prices in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 60
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dirham 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.53
12 eggs, large Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 5.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 60
2 liters of coca-cola Dirham 5.34
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dirham 6,038
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dirham 5,340
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 555
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dirham 4,911
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dirham 3,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dirham 356
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dirham 284
40” flat screen tv Dirham 1,423
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 471
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 32
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 31
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 196
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 279
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 298
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,846
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.91
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 103
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 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 53
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 234
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dirham 37
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 9
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 37
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 179
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 80
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 420
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 214
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 36
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dirham 1,872
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 285
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dirham 9
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 82 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: February 14, 2020

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