Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 61
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.60
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 91
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.98
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.61
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,704
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,824
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 667
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,926
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,746
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 491
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 310
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,671
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 470
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 36
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 371
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 229
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 357
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 446
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 89,927
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.99
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 263
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 36
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 56
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 288
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 26
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 16
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 19
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 62
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 175
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 329
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 532
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 60
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 38
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 564
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.84
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 414
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 10,252 prices entered by 1,609 different people.
Latest price update: February 11, 2016.

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