Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 54
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 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 28
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 5.17
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 84
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.99
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.44
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,668
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 7,049
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 719
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,735
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,706
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 486
Internet 8MB (1 month) Dirham 307
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,632
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 485
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 33
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 34
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 329
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 223
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 346
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 417
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,530
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.80
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 276
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 35
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 17
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 70
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 265
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 22
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 19
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 57
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 162
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 430
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 55
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 40
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 677
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.88
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 409
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,614 prices entered by 635 different people.
Latest price update: August 28, 2016.

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