Historical Prices in Abu Dhabi

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Restaurants

Year
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
Meal for 2 People,
Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
McMeal at McDonalds
(or Equivalent Combo Meal)
2023 40.00 300.00 35.00
2022 30.00 220.00 30.00
2021 25.00 200.00 28.00
2020 25.00 200.00 30.00
2019 27.50 200.00 26.50
2018 25.00 200.00 26.50
2017 30.00 180.00 25.00
2016 30.00 170.00 25.00
2015 25.00 150.00 25.00
2014 25.00 150.00 22.00
2013 30.00 150.00 21.00
2012 35.00 108.43 23.16
2011 55.05 183.50 18.35
Year
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter draught)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
Coke/Pepsi
(0.33 liter bottle)
Water
(0.33 liter bottle)
Cappuccino
(regular)
2023 50.00 55.00 4.24 1.82 25.38
2022 47.30 40.00 3.38 1.21 18.60
2021 38.00 35.00 3.33 1.24 17.75
2020 40.00 45.00 3.29 1.38 18.17
2019 40.00 40.00 3.33 1.33 19.12
2018 40.00 35.00 3.07 1.59 17.77
2017 35.00 35.00 2.05 1.20 17.74
2016 30.00 35.00 1.65 1.04 16.17
2015 30.00 30.00 1.62 1.16 17.04
2014 28.00 30.00 1.60 1.31 15.26
2013 30.00 20.00 1.56 1.02 15.13
2012 20.00 18.50 1.77 1.46 16.00
2011 33.03 21.81 1.47 1.38 16.26

Markets

Year
Milk
(regular),
(1 liter)
Loaf of Fresh White Bread
(500g)
Eggs
(regular)
(12)
Water
(1.5 liter bottle)
Domestic Beer
(0.5 liter bottle)
Imported Beer
(0.33 liter bottle)
2023 7.31 5.45 10.03 1.88 6.00 6.67
2022 6.34 4.61 9.79 2.05 10.14 12.22
2021 5.83 4.87 11.00 2.14 10.57 13.08
2020 6.00 4.68 9.67 2.26 13.45 15.83
2019 7.42 5.10 10.86 2.39 - -
2018 5.70 5.05 8.92 3.18 12.80 10.80
2017 5.45 4.22 9.36 1.87 - 7.75
2016 5.87 4.03 9.28 2.31 - 9.70
2015 6.71 4.62 10.67 2.02 7.80 10.50
2014 5.39 4.39 11.86 2.00 11.00 -
2013 5.20 4.21 9.29 2.00 6.67 7.00
2012 4.04 2.83 8.59 2.20 17.50 15.00
2011 3.93 6.54 7.28 2.94 14.68 12.84
Year
Apples
(1kg)
Oranges
(1kg)
Potato
(1kg)
Lettuce
(1 head)
Rice
(white),
(1kg)
Tomato
(1kg)
Banana
(1kg)
Onion
(1kg)
2023 7.42 6.71 3.63 7.00 6.46 5.08 6.67 2.97
2022 7.89 6.17 4.15 4.27 6.36 5.19 6.08 3.84
2021 7.87 6.35 3.28 6.20 7.75 4.78 6.40 2.93
2020 7.58 6.94 3.44 6.95 8.37 5.52 6.43 3.44
2019 9.05 7.04 5.21 7.80 6.92 7.67 7.67 4.33
2018 9.25 8.62 3.57 6.17 5.29 7.00 7.88 3.50
2017 8.41 8.21 4.55 7.67 7.60 7.00 6.38 3.75
2016 8.25 6.67 5.00 7.67 8.43 6.27 6.50 4.25
2015 8.91 7.12 4.44 8.67 9.89 7.86 6.23 3.95
2014 8.40 6.20 5.00 6.25 10.40 6.60 - -
2013 7.95 5.67 4.50 5.40 5.58 5.22 - -
2012 6.75 5.50 4.42 7.56 5.36 5.00 - -
2011 8.81 6.97 4.77 9.18 - - - -
Year
Local Cheese
(1kg)
Bottle of Wine
(Mid-Range)
Cigarettes 20 Pack
(Marlboro)
Chicken Fillets
(1kg)
Beef Round
(1kg)
(or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
2023 30.00 47.50 20.00 26.75 44.00
2022 33.71 60.00 22.25 28.79 39.58
2021 33.82 75.00 22.00 27.26 41.93
2020 32.84 55.00 22.00 24.40 36.42
2019 32.50 65.00 21.00 25.06 36.26
2018 38.00 80.00 20.00 24.04 44.71
2017 32.00 70.00 10.00 26.79 41.09
2016 26.52 70.00 10.00 26.67 43.50
2015 32.50 50.00 10.00 23.00 45.00
2014 43.33 50.00 10.00 26.25 -
2013 - 40.00 8.00 23.00 -
2012 - 101.70 9.00 24.95 -
2011 40.37 67.89 9.04 21.19 -

Rent Per Month

Year
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
in City Centre
Apartment
(1 bedroom)
Outside of Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
in City Centre
Apartment
(3 bedrooms)
Outside of Centre
2023 6489.76 4383.36 14045.88 8808.93
2022 5963.39 4115.61 9454.10 7391.54
2021 27250.08 19422.61 10291.72 6840.61
2020 4830.00 4078.20 9389.13 7340.91
2019 4839.08 3694.64 8957.54 6940.30
2018 5375.00 4182.83 10991.43 8106.90
2017 6568.33 5124.07 12584.62 9586.56
2016 6750.20 5201.28 13549.38 10098.49
2015 6883.91 5336.84 13063.52 10395.00
2014 7363.64 5583.33 13812.50 11000.00
2013 6206.92 4500.00 14439.36 10694.44
2012 5807.50 4000.00 14171.67 10043.17
2011 6376.62 6147.25 11438.17 9358.50

Buy Apartment Price

Year
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
in City Centre
Price per Square Meter
to Buy Apartment
Outside of Centre
2023 19311.62 18178.58
2022 13888.75 13111.50
2021 - -
2020 - -
2019 - 10295.74
2018 12890.38 10281.87
2017 12936.12 12236.99
2016 15543.07 11431.07
2015 15733.15 10612.65
2014 17641.54 -
2013 17351.88 10728.72
2012 10000.00 6000.00
2011 13826.24 8690.78

Salaries And Financing

Year
Average Monthly Net Salary
(After Tax)
2023 13703.58
2022 12470.60
2021 13394.74
2020 10355.87
2019 10399.54
2018 10130.43
2017 12897.22
2016 13484.67
2015 12998.63
2014 11732.34
2013 11665.16
2012 12996.96
2011 14924.67

Transportation

Year
One-way Ticket
(Local Transport)
Gasoline
(1 liter)
2023 2.00 3.10
2022 2.00 3.51
2021 2.00 2.26
2020 2.00 2.21
2019 2.00 2.21
2018 2.00 2.37
2017 2.00 1.88
2016 2.00 1.67
2015 2.00 1.92
2014 2.00 1.81
2013 2.00 1.72
2012 2.00 1.73
2011 1.10 1.78
Year
Monthly Pass
(Regular Price)
2023 80.00
2022 80.00
2021 82.50
2020 80.00
2019 80.00
2018 80.00
2017 80.00
2016 80.00
2015 80.00
2014 -
2013 100.00
2012 68.35
2011 -

Salaries And Financing

Year
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages
(%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
2023 6.28
2022 4.84
2021 4.06
2020 4.19
2019 3.93
2018 4.38
2017 4.14
2016 5.01
2015 4.42
2014 5.89
2013 5.60
2012 8.00
2011 9.00

Utilities (Monthly)

Year
Basic
(Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
Internet
(60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data
2023 767.52 410.95 219.33
2022 639.72 374.00 -
2021 511.54 414.56 -
2020 500.48 371.08 -
2019 488.75 387.34 -
2018 437.48 395.24 -
2017 402.21 392.41 -
2016 310.75 325.05 -
2015 248.58 318.37 -
2014 237.91 293.50 -
2013 321.19 299.78 -
2012 191.75 267.81 -
2011 825.75 299.72 -

Sports And Leisure

Year
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
Tennis Court Rent
(1 Hour on Weekend)
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
2023 311.67 149.29 50.00
2022 274.48 142.50 45.00
2021 239.76 125.00 42.00
2020 291.45 126.56 40.00
2019 327.33 135.02 40.00
2018 316.72 108.57 40.00
2017 351.77 110.42 35.00
2016 426.01 104.23 35.00
2015 319.70 72.50 35.00
2014 416.67 - 35.00
2013 356.48 120.00 35.00
2012 533.50 68.35 35.00
2011 - - 26.18

Clothing And Shoes

Year
1 Pair of Jeans
(Levis 501 Or Similar)
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store
(Zara, H&M, ...)
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes
(Mid-Range)
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
2023 325.31 259.62 424.44 441.25
2022 182.19 176.71 326.33 349.06
2021 242.95 166.71 349.33 316.79
2020 252.14 196.48 330.00 326.67
2019 248.66 184.73 339.80 337.51
2018 216.56 167.30 310.72 315.43
2017 265.70 195.73 351.58 359.66
2016 228.70 171.88 348.45 386.88
2015 255.45 195.29 319.17 355.23
2014 283.41 - 333.33 -
2013 256.25 203.00 366.67 375.00
2012 166.75 141.75 250.00 211.17
2011 440.40 183.50 293.60 411.01
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