Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

List of prices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Current as of Oct 2019.

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Food [Edit]
AED AUD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 65 (AU$26)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 28 (AU$11)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 18 (AU$7)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.92 (AU$2.39)
12 eggs, large Dirham 13 (AU$5.16)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7 (AU$2.80)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24 (AU$10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9 (AU$3.52)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.53 (AU$1.83)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 19 (AU$8)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 104 (AU$42)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7 (AU$2.80)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.40 (AU$1.77)
Housing [Edit]
AED AUD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,701 (AU$3,102)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 5,579 (AU$2,247)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 777 (AU$313)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 5,464 (AU$2,201)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 3,701 (AU$1,491)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 511 (AU$206)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 305 (AU$123)
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,297 (AU$522)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 378 (AU$152)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 44 (AU$18)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 35 (AU$14)
Clothes [Edit]
AED AUD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 281 (AU$113)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 193 (AU$78)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 437 (AU$176)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 396 (AU$159)
Transportation [Edit]
AED AUD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 88,393 (AU$35,603)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.19 (AU$0.88)
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 264 (AU$106)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 44 (AU$18)
Personal Care [Edit]
AED AUD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 30 (AU$12)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 74 (AU$30)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 303 (AU$122)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 26 (AU$11)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 13 (AU$5.19)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 18 (AU$7)
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 9 (AU$3.79)
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 13 (AU$5.08)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 61 (AU$25)
Entertainment [Edit]
AED AUD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 187 (AU$75)
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 84 (AU$34)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 496 (AU$200)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 328 (AU$132)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 70 (AU$28)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 23 (AU$9)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 44 (AU$18)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,741 (AU$701)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 1.32 (AU$0.53)
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 392 (AU$158)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 21 (AU$8)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,246 prices entered by 453 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2019

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