#
Cost of living in
**Dubai (United Arab Emirates)**
is
**257% more expensive than**
in
**Alexandria (Egypt)**

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,359 prices entered by 660 different people.

Food in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 246% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||
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Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | ||

Dirham 59 (E£ 287) | E£ 81 | 254% |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | ||

Dirham 28 (E£ 137) | E£ 73 | 87% |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | ||

Dirham 22 (E£ 109) | E£ 37 | 194% |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | ||

Dirham 6 (E£ 31) | E£ 14 | 131% |

12 eggs, large | ||

Dirham 13 (E£ 64) | E£ 20 | 225% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | ||

Dirham 7 (E£ 35) | E£ 12 | 199% |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | ||

Dirham 28 (E£ 134) | E£ 29 | 357% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | ||

Dirham 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 23 | 113% |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | ||

Dirham 4.56 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.88 | 278% |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | ||

Dirham 23 (E£ 114) | E£ 19 | 487% |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | ||

Dirham 120 (E£ 585) | E£ 92 | 534% |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | ||

Dirham 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | 194% |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | ||

Dirham 4.61 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.68 | 295% |

Housing in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 445% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Dirham 7,900 (E£ 38,455) | E£ 5,401 | 612% |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | ||

Dirham 6,072 (E£ 29,553) | E£ 4,599 | 543% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | ||

Dirham 730 (E£ 3,553) | E£ 898 | 296% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | ||

Dirham 6,097 (E£ 29,677) | E£ 3,602 | 724% |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | ||

Dirham 4,409 (E£ 21,462) | E£ 2,335 | 819% |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | ||

Dirham 501 (E£ 2,441) | E£ 736 | 231% |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | ||

Dirham 309 (E£ 1,503) | E£ 343 | 339% |

40” flat screen TV | ||

Dirham 1,472 (E£ 7,166) | E£ 6,508 | 10% |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | ||

Dirham 409 (E£ 1,989) | E£ 1,877 | 6% |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | ||

Dirham 39 (E£ 190) | E£ 67 | 182% |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | ||

Dirham 40 (E£ 197) | E£ 50 | 293% |

Clothes in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 73% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | ||

Dirham 283 (E£ 1,376) | E£ 740 | 86% |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | ||

Dirham 235 (E£ 1,146) | E£ 681 | 68% |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | ||

Dirham 445 (E£ 2,167) | E£ 1,691 | 28% |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | ||

Dirham 481 (E£ 2,343) | E£ 777 | 202% |

Transportation in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 157% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | ||

Dirham 75,396 (E£ 366,988) | E£ 453,039 | 19% |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | ||

Dirham 2.29 (E£ 11) | E£ 4.08 | 173% |

Monthly ticket public transport | ||

Dirham 281 (E£ 1,367) | E£ 182 | 650% |

Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | ||

Dirham 33 (E£ 161) | E£ 101 | 60% |

Personal Care in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 379% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | ||

Dirham 31 (E£ 150) | E£ 33 | 358% |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | ||

Dirham 82 (E£ 399) | E£ 72 | 451% |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | ||

Dirham 305 (E£ 1,486) | E£ 200 | 643% |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | ||

Dirham 30 (E£ 148) | E£ 40 | 269% |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | ||

Dirham 16 (E£ 80) | E£ 21 | 279% |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | ||

Dirham 20 (E£ 97) | E£ 26 | 276% |

4 rolls of toilet paper | ||

Dirham 12 (E£ 57) | E£ 16 | 254% |

Tube of toothpaste | ||

Dirham 12 (E£ 56) | E£ 14 | 299% |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | ||

Dirham 73 (E£ 354) | E£ 48 | 640% |

Entertainment in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 268% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) | Alexandria (Egypt) | Diff |

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | ||

Dirham 189 (E£ 922) | E£ 224 | 312% |

2 tickets to the movies | ||

Dirham 78 (E£ 381) | E£ 99 | 285% |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | ||

Dirham 459 (E£ 2,234) | E£ 520 | 330% |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | ||

Dirham 360 (E£ 1,753) | E£ 260 | 573% |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | ||

Dirham 69 (E£ 336) | E£ 52 | 544% |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | ||

Dirham 22 (E£ 107) | E£ 26 | 306% |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | ||

Dirham 43 (E£ 209) | E£ 19 | 971% |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | ||

Dirham 1,711 (E£ 8,329) | E£ 12,152 | 31% |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | ||

Dirham 0.89 (E£ 4.35) | E£ 0.23 | 1815% |

1 month of gym membership in business district | ||

Dirham 448 (E£ 2,179) | E£ 416 | 424% |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | ||

Dirham 21 (E£ 101) | E£ 28 | 262% |

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### Compare other countries

For example, you would need at least

**E£ 60,748**(Dirham 12,480) in Dubai to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with**E£ 17,000**in Alexandria.