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 49
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 74
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.83
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.33
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,244
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,553
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 760
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,431
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,393
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 451
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 320
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,619
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 440
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 34
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 313
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 214
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 356
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 395
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 82,788
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.79
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 254
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 30
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 96
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 274
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 17
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 63
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 188
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 351
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 347
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 75
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 42
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 748
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.83
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 424
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,673 prices entered by 727 different people.
Latest price update: June 24, 2017.

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