Cost of living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in Sharjah

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dirham 11,537
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dirham 5,770
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Sharjah
Current as of Jul 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 31
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dirham 26
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 9
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 6
12 eggs, large Dirham 11
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 5.18
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 24
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 7
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 40
2 liters of coca-cola Dirham 7
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 2.84
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dirham 4,420
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dirham 3,214
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 552
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dirham 3,039
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dirham 2,162
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dirham 307
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dirham 298
40” flat screen tv Dirham 1,086
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 336
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 30
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 28
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dirham 133
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dirham 195
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 302
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 267
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 77,448
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.92
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 183
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 54
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 21
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 53
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 173
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dirham 29
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 14
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 7
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 8
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 24
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 136
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 71
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 197
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 232
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 52
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dirham 2,061
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.55
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 204
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dirham 16
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 166 prices entered by 14 different people.
Latest price update: July 24, 2021

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