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

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

Currency:

Food | + 148% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 148% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 56 (E£ 272) | E£ 146 | + 87% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | Dirham 27 (E£ 132) | E£ 70 | + 89% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 21 (E£ 101) | E£ 39 | + 162% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 33) | E£ 14 | + 128% | |

12 eggs, large | Dirham 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 22 | + 188% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 7 (E£ 32) | E£ 11 | + 201% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 26 (E£ 126) | E£ 33 | + 287% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 9 (E£ 46) | E£ 26 | + 78% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 5.04 (E£ 24) | E£ 7 | + 255% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 15 (E£ 70) | E£ 22 | + 217% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 104 (E£ 505) | E£ 152 | + 232% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | Dirham 7 (E£ 35) | E£ 13 | + 174% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.48 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.73 | + 278% | |

Housing | + 327% | |||

Housing in United Arab Emirates is 327% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 7,908 (E£ 38,253) | E£ 8,335 | + 359% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | Dirham 6,133 (E£ 29,668) | E£ 5,159 | + 475% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 744 (E£ 3,600) | E£ 908 | + 296% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | Dirham 6,102 (E£ 29,516) | E£ 6,098 | + 384% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | Dirham 4,285 (E£ 20,726) | E£ 3,794 | + 446% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | Dirham 536 (E£ 2,593) | E£ 610 | + 325% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | Dirham 303 (E£ 1,465) | E£ 251 | + 485% | |

40” flat screen TV | Dirham 1,488 (E£ 7,200) | E£ 6,021 | + 20% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 447 (E£ 2,164) | E£ 3,030 | - 29% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 38 (E£ 183) | E£ 102 | + 80% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 39 (E£ 187) | E£ 91 | + 105% | |

Clothes | + 36% | |||

Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 36% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 260 (E£ 1,259) | E£ 874 | + 44% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | Dirham 212 (E£ 1,025) | E£ 761 | + 35% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 404 (E£ 1,953) | E£ 1,862 | + 5% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 469 (E£ 2,270) | E£ 1,123 | + 102% | |

Transportation | + 67% | |||

Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 67% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 78,133 (E£ 377,943) | E£ 444,807 | - 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 2.29 (E£ 11) | E£ 5.87 | + 88% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 244 (E£ 1,179) | E£ 435 | + 171% | |

Personal Care | + 167% | |||

Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 167% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 23 (E£ 113) | E£ 41 | + 176% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 69 (E£ 332) | E£ 74 | + 346% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 281 (E£ 1,360) | E£ 334 | + 307% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | Dirham 27 (E£ 132) | E£ 60 | + 119% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 16 (E£ 79) | E£ 50 | + 58% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 19 (E£ 94) | E£ 52 | + 81% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 11 (E£ 54) | E£ 26 | + 110% | |

Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 13 (E£ 63) | E£ 20 | + 207% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 58 (E£ 280) | E£ 70 | + 301% | |

Entertainment | + 113% | |||

Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 113% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 198 (E£ 957) | E£ 329 | + 191% | |

2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 78 (E£ 378) | E£ 134 | + 182% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 330 (E£ 1,598) | E£ 728 | + 120% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 361 (E£ 1,746) | E£ 524 | + 233% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 68 (E£ 328) | E£ 91 | + 260% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 22 (E£ 106) | E£ 42 | + 155% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 43 (E£ 206) | E£ 43 | + 383% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | Dirham 2,132 (E£ 10,314) | E£ 10,473 | - 2% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.83 (E£ 4.03) | E£ 4.68 | - 14% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 461 (E£ 2,230) | E£ 820 | + 172% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 21 (E£ 102) | E£ 37 | + 180% | |

TOTAL | + 148% |

These prices were last updated on November 18, 2018.
Exchange rate:
4.837
EGP
/
AED

This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 8,070 prices entered by 1,258 different people.

#
Cost of living in
**United Arab Emirates**
is
**148% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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