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 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 4.57
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 73
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 5.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.31
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,467
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,191
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 758
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,530
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,266
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 444
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 318
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,544
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 353
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 34
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 36
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 314
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 216
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 347
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 399
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 85,308
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.86
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 259
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 33
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 23
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 100
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 302
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 19
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 18
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 66
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 203
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 76
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 363
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 387
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 74
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 46
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,781
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.77
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 416
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 12
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,996 prices entered by 874 different people.
Latest price update: December 14, 2017.

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