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 52
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 12
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 25
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.78
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 11
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 86
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 6
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.55
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 8,475
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 6,534
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 787
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 6,571
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 467
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 310
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,536
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 354
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 42
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 41
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 284
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 357
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 413
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,629
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.03
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 25
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 81
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 265
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 28
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 10
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 68
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 195
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 287
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 419
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 65
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 20
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 44
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 2,028
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 1.18
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 441
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 18
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,688 prices entered by 869 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2018.

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