Cost of living in United Arab Emirates compared to Egypt
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Food | + 146% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 146% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 53 (E£ 686) | E£ 230 | + 198% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Dirham 33 (E£ 429) | E£ 212 | + 102% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 18 (E£ 238) | E£ 110 | + 117% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 89) | E£ 39 | + 127% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 13 (E£ 170) | E£ 67 | + 153% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 6 (E£ 79) | E£ 14 | + 448% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 30 (E£ 393) | E£ 101 | + 288% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 9 (E£ 112) | E£ 61 | + 83% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 4.16 (E£ 54) | E£ 19 | + 178% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 11 (E£ 149) | E£ 99 | + 51% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 75 (E£ 977) | E£ 491 | + 99% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Dirham 8 (E£ 107) | E£ 28 | + 282% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 5.42 (E£ 70) | E£ 15 | + 382% | |
Housing | + 422% | |||
Housing in United Arab Emirates is 422% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Dirham 8,175 (E£ 106,076) | E£ 18,572 | + 471% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Dirham 5,195 (E£ 67,413) | E£ 20,672 | + 226% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 871 (E£ 11,297) | E£ 1,700 | + 564% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Dirham 5,733 (E£ 74,383) | E£ 12,513 | + 494% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Dirham 3,886 (E£ 50,422) | E£ 7,046 | + 616% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Dirham 541 (E£ 7,016) | E£ 989 | + 609% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Dirham 232 (E£ 3,006) | E£ 257 | + 1071% | |
40” flat screen tv | Dirham 775 (E£ 10,057) | E£ 10,890 | - 8% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 318 (E£ 4,130) | E£ 8,374 | - 51% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 38 (E£ 496) | E£ 294 | + 68% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 39 (E£ 504) | E£ 165 | + 205% | |
Clothes | + 77% | |||
Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 77% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 226 (E£ 2,931) | E£ 1,873 | + 57% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Dirham 246 (E£ 3,197) | E£ 1,688 | + 89% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 516 (E£ 6,697) | E£ 4,873 | + 37% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 580 (E£ 7,530) | E£ 3,288 | + 129% | |
Transportation | + 92% | |||
Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 131,113 (E£ 1,701,277) | E£ 1,385,570 | + 23% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 2.98 (E£ 39) | E£ 14 | + 185% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 187 (E£ 2,428) | E£ 866 | + 180% | |
Personal Care | + 168% | |||
Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 168% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 16 (E£ 202) | E£ 137 | + 47% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 74 (E£ 962) | E£ 186 | + 418% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 356 (E£ 4,614) | E£ 452 | + 920% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Dirham 26 (E£ 333) | E£ 165 | + 101% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 17 (E£ 224) | E£ 187 | + 19% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 22 (E£ 290) | E£ 127 | + 128% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 12 (E£ 151) | E£ 73 | + 107% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 17 (E£ 218) | E£ 68 | + 223% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 42 (E£ 547) | E£ 122 | + 347% | |
Entertainment | + 196% | |||
Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 196% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 185 (E£ 2,396) | E£ 784 | + 206% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 90 (E£ 1,162) | E£ 333 | + 249% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 454 (E£ 5,892) | E£ 912 | + 546% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 423 (E£ 5,483) | E£ 1,014 | + 441% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 83 (E£ 1,074) | E£ 299 | + 260% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 25 (E£ 329) | E£ 116 | + 184% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 38 (E£ 498) | E£ 219 | + 127% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Dirham 1,670 (E£ 21,673) | E£ 24,431 | - 11% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.73 (E£ 9) | E£ 1.70 | + 457% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 300 (E£ 3,896) | E£ 1,195 | + 226% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 18 (E£ 233) | E£ 78 | + 198% | |
TOTAL | + 180% |
This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 1,919 prices entered by 361 different people.
These prices were last updated on June 22, 2024.
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Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 180% more expensive than in Egypt
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