- Cost of Living
- United Arab Emirates
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**United Arab Emirates**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 164% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 164% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 59 (E£ 286) | E£ 139 | + 106% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dirham 28 (E£ 136) | E£ 69 | + 98% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 21 (E£ 104) | E£ 38 | + 171% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 14 | + 124% | |

12 eggs, large | Dirham 13 (E£ 64) | E£ 21 | + 200% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 7 (E£ 34) | E£ 10 | + 238% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 27 (E£ 132) | E£ 31 | + 320% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 10 (E£ 48) | E£ 25 | + 94% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 4.90 (E£ 24) | E£ 7 | + 234% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 15 (E£ 72) | E£ 22 | + 229% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 111 (E£ 542) | E£ 150 | + 263% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dirham 7 (E£ 34) | E£ 13 | + 171% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.58 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.69 | + 292% | |

Housing | + 336% | |||

Housing in United Arab Emirates is 336% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 8,116 (E£ 39,567) | E£ 8,598 | + 360% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dirham 6,041 (E£ 29,451) | E£ 5,254 | + 461% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 731 (E£ 3,563) | E£ 880 | + 305% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 6,095 (E£ 29,712) | E£ 5,801 | + 412% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dirham 4,475 (E£ 21,815) | E£ 3,965 | + 450% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dirham 517 (E£ 2,518) | E£ 619 | + 307% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dirham 306 (E£ 1,493) | E£ 234 | + 537% | |

40” flat screen TV | Dirham 1,466 (E£ 7,147) | E£ 5,850 | + 22% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 429 (E£ 2,089) | E£ 2,926 | - 29% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 39 (E£ 192) | E£ 97 | + 99% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 39 (E£ 191) | E£ 91 | + 109% | |

Clothes | + 43% | |||

Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 43% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 271 (E£ 1,321) | E£ 902 | + 46% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dirham 225 (E£ 1,094) | E£ 808 | + 35% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 437 (E£ 2,129) | E£ 1,787 | + 19% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 514 (E£ 2,504) | E£ 947 | + 164% | |

Transportation | + 56% | |||

Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 56% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 76,503 (E£ 372,965) | E£ 438,533 | - 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 2.32 (E£ 11) | E£ 6 | + 84% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 236 (E£ 1,150) | E£ 491 | + 134% | |

Personal Care | + 178% | |||

Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 178% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 26 (E£ 126) | E£ 37 | + 238% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 72 (E£ 349) | E£ 74 | + 374% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 294 (E£ 1,435) | E£ 287 | + 401% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dirham 28 (E£ 137) | E£ 60 | + 128% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 16 (E£ 80) | E£ 50 | + 58% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 21 (E£ 100) | E£ 49 | + 105% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 11 (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 106% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 21 | + 195% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 65 (E£ 318) | E£ 72 | + 344% | |

Entertainment | + 136% | |||

Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 136% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 198 (E£ 965) | E£ 322 | + 200% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 81 (E£ 394) | E£ 133 | + 196% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 414 (E£ 2,018) | E£ 797 | + 153% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 352 (E£ 1,718) | E£ 528 | + 225% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 67 (E£ 327) | E£ 95 | + 246% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 23 (E£ 112) | E£ 40 | + 184% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 42 (E£ 205) | E£ 40 | + 419% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Dirham 1,980 (E£ 9,654) | E£ 10,146 | - 5% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.92 (E£ 4.48) | E£ 3.42 | + 31% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 464 (E£ 2,260) | E£ 735 | + 208% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 21 (E£ 104) | E£ 37 | + 179% | |

TOTAL | + 154% |

These prices were last updated on January 15, 2019.
Exchange rate:
4.875
EGP
/
AED

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#
Cost of living in
**United Arab Emirates**
is
**154% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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