Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 56
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 25
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 17
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 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.72
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 8
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 87
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.74
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.32
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,653
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,846
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 736
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,316
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,519
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 482
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 309
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,844
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 479
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 325
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 226
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 355
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 378
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,048
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.74
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 270
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 32
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 68
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 260
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 21
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 9
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 59
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 158
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 312
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 370
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 58
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 40
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 723
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.83
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 427
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,534 prices entered by 652 different people.
Latest price update: December 10, 2016.

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