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 52
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 19
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.42
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 101
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.67
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,341
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,200
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 789
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,465
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,244
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 504
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 310
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,573
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 352
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 40
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 41
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 277
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 213
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 372
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 408
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 78,041
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.14
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 289
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 24
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 80
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 252
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 18
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
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 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 285
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 397
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 44
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,875
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.72
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 416
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 19
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,568 prices entered by 835 different people.
Latest price update: July 15, 2018.

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