Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 49
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 24
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 17
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 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 92
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.63
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.23
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,942
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,480
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 754
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,410
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,423
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 484
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 313
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,807
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 484
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 32
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 35
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 316
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 207
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 355
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 362
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,205
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.75
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 257
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 18
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 79
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 293
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 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 65
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 175
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 72
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 256
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 361
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 60
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 41
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 755
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.76
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 411
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,890 prices entered by 698 different people.
Latest price update: March 28, 2017.

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