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 48
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 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.43
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 9
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 78
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 4.76
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 8,137
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,363
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 755
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,430
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,311
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 454
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 319
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,769
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 383
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 300
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 353
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 382
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 83,298
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.81
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 256
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 31
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 101
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 255
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 19
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 16
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 66
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 188
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 74
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 376
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 347
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 77
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 42
iPod nano 16GB Dirham 748
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.76
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 415
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,753 prices entered by 769 different people.
Latest price update: August 20, 2017.

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