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 56
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 22
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 7
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 26
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.79
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 21
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 114
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.60
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,974
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,343
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 780
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,312
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 519
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 307
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,453
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 411
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 39
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 40
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 281
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 401
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 422
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 76,245
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.26
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 288
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 29
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 29
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 75
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 290
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 29
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 19
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 11
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 11
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 69
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 189
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 348
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 373
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 69
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 44
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,809
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.87
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 462
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 21
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,609 prices entered by 724 different people.
Latest price update: November 16, 2018.

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