Cost of living in United Arab Emirates compared to Egypt
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Food | + 110% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 46 (E£ 197) | E£ 100 | + 97% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Dirham 29 (E£ 123) | E£ 75 | + 65% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 20 (E£ 84) | E£ 44 | + 91% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 30) | E£ 17 | + 75% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 14 (E£ 62) | E£ 20 | + 212% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 7 (E£ 29) | E£ 6 | + 363% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 23 (E£ 100) | E£ 36 | + 179% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 9 (E£ 38) | E£ 24 | + 54% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 4.63 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 166% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 13 (E£ 57) | E£ 31 | + 88% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 81 (E£ 348) | E£ 177 | + 96% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Dirham 8 (E£ 34) | E£ 15 | + 125% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.70 (E£ 20) | E£ 7 | + 207% | |
Housing | + 332% | |||
Housing in United Arab Emirates is 332% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Dirham 7,710 (E£ 32,966) | E£ 7,937 | + 315% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Dirham 5,695 (E£ 24,349) | E£ 3,607 | + 575% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 686 (E£ 2,934) | E£ 704 | + 317% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Dirham 4,844 (E£ 20,713) | E£ 5,440 | + 281% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Dirham 3,415 (E£ 14,600) | E£ 3,360 | + 335% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Dirham 365 (E£ 1,560) | E£ 501 | + 212% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Dirham 277 (E£ 1,183) | E£ 152 | + 677% | |
40” flat screen tv | Dirham 950 (E£ 4,063) | E£ 4,538 | - 10% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 375 (E£ 1,605) | E£ 2,125 | - 24% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 37 (E£ 159) | E£ 96 | + 65% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 33 (E£ 139) | E£ 36 | + 292% | |
Clothes | - 0% | |||
Clothes in United Arab Emirates is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 225 (E£ 964) | E£ 917 | + 5% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Dirham 207 (E£ 883) | E£ 848 | + 4% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 338 (E£ 1,447) | E£ 2,121 | - 32% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 345 (E£ 1,477) | E£ 1,289 | + 15% | |
Transportation | + 22% | |||
Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 85,543 (E£ 365,755) | E£ 395,100 | - 7% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 2.09 (E£ 9) | E£ 8 | + 13% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 127 (E£ 544) | E£ 322 | + 69% | |
Personal Care | + 153% | |||
Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 153% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 18 (E£ 78) | E£ 35 | + 125% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 50 (E£ 214) | E£ 61 | + 252% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 260 (E£ 1,111) | E£ 226 | + 392% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Dirham 30 (E£ 130) | E£ 131 | - 1% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 17 (E£ 73) | E£ 43 | + 70% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 18 (E£ 79) | E£ 36 | + 119% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 12 (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 153% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 12 (E£ 53) | E£ 18 | + 194% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 75 (E£ 323) | E£ 71 | + 354% | |
Entertainment | + 111% | |||
Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 111% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 189 (E£ 810) | E£ 328 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 84 (E£ 359) | E£ 175 | + 105% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 595 (E£ 2,542) | E£ 605 | + 320% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 263 (E£ 1,126) | E£ 441 | + 155% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 74 (E£ 314) | E£ 75 | + 317% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 21 (E£ 92) | E£ 38 | + 140% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 45 (E£ 192) | E£ 68 | + 183% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Dirham 2,008 (E£ 8,586) | E£ 9,759 | - 12% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.64 (E£ 2.72) | E£ 1.50 | + 81% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 297 (E£ 1,269) | E£ 485 | + 162% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 20 (E£ 84) | E£ 44 | + 93% | |
TOTAL | + 121% |
These prices were last updated on February 28, 2021.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 2,452 prices entered by 451 different people.
Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 121% more expensive than in Egypt
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