Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 22.89% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 19.14% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Dubai are 12.49% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 9.92% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 37.79% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 21.01% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$
(60.21 AED)
15.28 A$
(40.00 AED)
     -33.56 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 115.00 A$
(301.03 AED)
95.51 A$
(250.00 AED)
     -16.95 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.72 A$
(35.93 AED)
11.46 A$
(30.00 AED)
     -16.50 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(20.94 AED)
17.19 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +114.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(23.56 AED)
17.19 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +91.01 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.54 A$
(11.89 AED)
7.04 A$
(18.42 AED)
     +54.93 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.30 A$
(8.64 AED)
1.63 A$
(4.28 AED)
     -50.47 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.91 A$
(7.62 AED)
0.82 A$
(2.15 AED)
     -71.78 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.99 A$
(18.29 AED)
9.38 A$
(24.55 AED)
     +34.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.03 A$
(7.93 AED)
1.90 A$
(4.97 AED)
     -37.36 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.25 A$
(3.28 AED)
1.52 A$
(3.98 AED)
     +21.29 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.01 A$
(13.12 AED)
4.29 A$
(11.23 AED)
     -14.42 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.01 A$
(13.11 AED)
5.88 A$
(15.40 AED)
     +17.45 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.28 A$
(13.82 AED)
5.05 A$
(13.21 AED)
     -4.44 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.16 A$
(23.99 AED)
7.05 A$
(18.45 AED)
     -23.10 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.91 A$
(4.99 AED)
1.36 A$
(3.57 AED)
     -28.45 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.59 A$
(4.17 AED)
1.16 A$
(3.04 AED)
     -27.15 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.74 A$
(4.55 AED)
1.03 A$
(2.71 AED)
     -40.58 %
Tomato (1 lb) 3.54 A$
(9.27 AED)
0.94 A$
(2.47 AED)
     -73.32 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 A$
(3.89 AED)
0.66 A$
(1.72 AED)
     -55.87 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.21 A$
(3.16 AED)
0.60 A$
(1.57 AED)
     -50.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.71 A$
(9.71 AED)
2.12 A$
(5.55 AED)
     -42.90 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 A$
(5.73 AED)
0.86 A$
(2.24 AED)
     -60.92 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 16.00 A$
(41.88 AED)
21.01 A$
(55.00 AED)
     +31.32 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.08 A$
(15.90 AED)
4.56 A$
(11.95 AED)
     -24.87 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.01 A$
(18.35 AED)
7.89 A$
(20.66 AED)
     +12.60 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 40.00 A$
(104.71 AED)
8.40 A$
(22.00 AED)
     -78.99 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.60 A$
(12.04 AED)
1.91 A$
(5.00 AED)
     -58.48 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(569.05 AED)
114.61 A$
(300.00 AED)
     -47.28 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$
(11.78 AED)
4.58 A$
(12.00 AED)
     +1.87 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.51 A$
(11.80 AED)
1.84 A$
(4.83 AED)
     -59.07 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 59.80 A$
(156.53 AED)
11.46 A$
(30.00 AED)
     -80.83 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.75 A$
(20.28 AED)
6.21 A$
(16.26 AED)
     -19.79 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00 A$
(91,617.01 AED)
37,247.45 A$
(97,500.00 AED)
     +6.42 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,029.26 A$
(75,987.84 AED)
29,078.95 A$
(76,117.91 AED)
     +0.17 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 178.29 A$
(466.70 AED)
231.89 A$
(606.99 AED)
     +30.06 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.64 A$
(1.68 AED)
0.20 A$
(0.53 AED)
     -68.47 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.51 A$
(192.43 AED)
140.29 A$
(367.22 AED)
     +90.83 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 84.87 A$
(222.15 AED)
112.31 A$
(293.98 AED)
     +32.33 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.20 A$
(58.11 AED)
51.18 A$
(133.97 AED)
     +130.53 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 21.50 A$
(56.28 AED)
17.19 A$
(45.00 AED)
     -20.04 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,383.38 A$
(6,238.79 AED)
1,021.16 A$
(2,673.02 AED)
     -57.15 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,176.47 A$
(55,432.14 AED)
17,801.18 A$
(46,596.89 AED)
     -15.94 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 111.48 A$
(291.83 AED)
88.20 A$
(230.87 AED)
     -20.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 73.61 A$
(192.68 AED)
80.64 A$
(211.08 AED)
     +9.55 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 154.06 A$
(403.28 AED)
112.86 A$
(295.42 AED)
     -26.75 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 175.78 A$
(460.13 AED)
123.44 A$
(323.12 AED)
     -29.78 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,438.83 A$
(6,383.94 AED)
2,306.78 A$
(6,038.30 AED)
     -5.41 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,773.38 A$
(4,642.06 AED)
1,388.82 A$
(3,635.42 AED)
     -21.69 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,713.32 A$
(12,337.73 AED)
4,130.91 A$
(10,813.18 AED)
     -12.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,136.88 A$
(8,211.17 AED)
2,729.30 A$
(7,144.30 AED)
     -12.99 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,593.98 A$
(4,172.44 AED)
492.01 A$
(1,287.91 AED)
     -69.13 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 918.85 A$
(2,405.21 AED)
305.99 A$
(800.96 AED)
     -66.70 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,718.69 A$
(17,587.02 AED)
6,574.44 A$
(17,209.45 AED)
     -2.15 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.77 3.71      +33.92 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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