Cost of living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in Sharjah

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dirham 12,744
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dirham 6,576
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 49
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dirham 27
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 16
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 9
12 eggs, large Dirham 13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 6
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 29
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.00
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 52
2 liters of coca-cola Dirham 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 4.07
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dirham 5,617
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dirham 3,395
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 788
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dirham 3,292
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dirham 2,542
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dirham 374
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dirham 288
40” flat screen tv Dirham 1,186
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 381
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 36
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 30
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dirham 181
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dirham 152
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 251
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 243
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,275
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.13
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 159
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 34
Personal Care [Edit]
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 169
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 15
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 7
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 7
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 24
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 100
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 70
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 223
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 2,033
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.55
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 278
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dirham 15
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 276 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: August 12, 2020

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