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 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 8
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 77
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.75
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.37
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,232
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,194
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 738
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,373
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,288
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 430
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 328
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,749
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 367
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 332
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 221
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 359
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 83,610
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.83
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 253
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 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 101
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 296
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 21
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 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 65
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 201
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 76
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 402
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 367
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 44
iPad Air 2, 64GB 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 413
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 11
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,875 prices entered by 831 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2017.

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