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Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Singapore 

You would need around 8,518.84S$ (25,044.45AED) in Singapore to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 17,000.00AED in Dubai (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Singapore are 44.67% higher than in Dubai
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Singapore are 47.32% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Singapore are 50.31% higher than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Singapore are 4.64% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Singapore are 42.64% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Singapore is 42.12% lower than in Dubai

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  Dubai  Singapore      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 29.57 AED     29.40 AED      -0.57 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED     146.99 AED      -2.00 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 20.26 AED     20.58 AED      +1.60 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 35.00 AED     20.58 AED      -41.20 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 30.00 AED     23.52 AED      -21.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 15.00 AED     15.50 AED      +3.34 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 AED     4.61 AED      +180.95 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.18 AED     3.25 AED      +174.55 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.48 AED     8.47 AED      +54.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.23 AED     6.01 AED      +42.20 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.29 AED     10.83 AED      +72.05 %
Eggs (12) 9.48 AED     7.55 AED      -20.35 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 32.13 AED     55.73 AED      +73.43 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 24.44 AED     28.57 AED      +16.90 %
Apples (1kg) 9.03 AED     11.97 AED      +32.51 %
Oranges (1kg) 7.48 AED     11.68 AED      +56.10 %
Tomato (1kg) 5.86 AED     10.05 AED      +71.60 %
Potato (1kg) 4.17 AED     7.74 AED      +85.55 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.14 AED     6.15 AED      +19.63 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.90 AED     5.21 AED      +174.32 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 73.46 AED     88.20 AED      +20.06 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 27.22 AED     18.30 AED      -32.77 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.80 AED     17.17 AED      -33.45 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED     35.28 AED      +291.99 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.80 AED     5.22 AED      +8.71 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 AED     282.23 AED      +41.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED     9.41 AED      +168.79 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.71 AED     1.76 AED      +3.15 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED     52.92 AED      +76.39 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.74 AED     6.27 AED      +260.40 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 AED     411,584.76 AED      +487.98 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 536.80 AED     600.47 AED      +11.86 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 AED     0.52 AED      +1.30 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 265.23 AED     119.39 AED      -54.99 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 365.48 AED     369.03 AED      +0.97 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 72.06 AED     36.64 AED      -49.16 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED     32.34 AED      -7.60 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 278.40 AED     354.72 AED      +27.41 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 193.69 AED     201.16 AED      +3.86 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 299.98 AED     386.08 AED      +28.70 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 367.40 AED     394.13 AED      +7.27 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,138.65 AED     10,390.17 AED      +69.26 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,717.13 AED     6,782.26 AED      +82.46 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,700.09 AED     19,034.23 AED      +49.87 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,848.45 AED     11,001.38 AED      +24.33 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,414.63 AED     61,066.04 AED      +250.66 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,851.68 AED     33,684.37 AED      +241.91 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 12,320.35 AED     10,505.12 AED      -14.73 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 5.77     2.41      -58.24 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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