Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 53
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 20
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 27
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.53
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 19
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 107
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.65
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,360
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,286
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,365
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,299
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 510
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 309
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,422
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 389
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 39
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 38
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 262
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 216
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 378
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 398
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 77,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.21
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 289
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 28
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 26
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 75
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 289
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 29
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 19
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 12
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 68
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 188
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 76
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 304
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 393
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 67
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 45
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,651
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.77
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 438
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 21
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,678 prices entered by 791 different people.
Latest price update: September 26, 2018.

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