Cost of living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in Sharjah

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dirham 11,791
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dirham 5,511
  • 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 Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 25
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dirham 24
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 5.04
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 21
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 8
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.12
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 6
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 46
2 liters of coca-cola Dirham 8
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.15
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dirham 3,738
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dirham 3,076
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 537
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dirham 2,655
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dirham 2,039
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dirham 355
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dirham 300
40” flat screen tv Dirham 1,096
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 374
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 147
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dirham 228
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 277
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 245
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 85,660
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 2.69
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 275
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Dirham 50
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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 54
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 169
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dirham 27
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 13
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 12
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 8
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 9
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 26
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 118
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 73
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 160
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 243
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 107
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 27
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 31
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dirham 2,053
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.69
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 191
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dirham 17
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 40 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: April 14, 2024

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