Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

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Food [Edit]
AED USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 60 ($16)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dirham 28 ($8)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 21 ($5.71)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6 ($1.70)
12 eggs, large Dirham 13 ($3.67)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 7 ($1.90)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 29 ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9 ($2.54)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.47 ($1.22)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 24 ($6)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 113 ($31)
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dirham 7 ($1.90)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.86 ($1.32)
Housing [Edit]
AED USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 7,927 ($2,158)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dirham 5,898 ($1,606)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 719 ($196)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dirham 5,932 ($1,615)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dirham 4,115 ($1,120)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dirham 529 ($144)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dirham 298 ($81)
40” flat screen TV Dirham 1,482 ($403)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 516 ($141)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 35 ($10)
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 36 ($10)
Clothes [Edit]
AED USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dirham 300 ($82)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dirham 228 ($62)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 413 ($112)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 442 ($120)
Transportation [Edit]
AED USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 85,491 ($23,274)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.26 ($0.61)
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 259 ($70)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 33 ($9)
Personal Care [Edit]
AED USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 27 ($7)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 79 ($21)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 307 ($84)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dirham 30 ($8)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 16 ($4.22)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 20 ($5.46)
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 12 ($3.27)
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 12 ($3.32)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 66 ($18)
Entertainment [Edit]
AED USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 192 ($52)
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 81 ($22)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 531 ($145)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 337 ($92)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 72 ($20)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 22 ($6)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 43 ($12)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dirham 1,912 ($521)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 1.25 ($0.34)
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 404 ($110)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dirham 21 ($5.66)
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 2,869 prices entered by 602 different people.
Latest price update: April 18, 2019

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