Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

List of prices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 59
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 22
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 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 10
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.56
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 120
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.61
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,900
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,072
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 730
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,181
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,409
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 501
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 309
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,472
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 409
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 39
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 40
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 283
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 235
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 445
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 481
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 74,770
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.29
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 281
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 33
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 31
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 82
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 305
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 30
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 20
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 12
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 73
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 189
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 78
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 459
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 360
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 69
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 43
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,711
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.89
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 448
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 21
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,253 prices entered by 658 different people.
Latest price update: January 17, 2019.

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