Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 24.51% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 22.89% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Dubai are 20.28% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 4.81% lower than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 38.51% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 0.86% lower than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 A$
(53.92 AED)
12.98 A$
(35.00 AED)
     -35.09 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 A$
(269.60 AED)
92.73 A$
(250.00 AED)
     -7.27 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 A$
(32.35 AED)
10.39 A$
(28.00 AED)
     -13.45 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 A$
(21.57 AED)
16.69 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +108.64 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 9.00 A$
(24.26 AED)
16.69 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +85.46 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.03 A$
(10.86 AED)
6.87 A$
(18.53 AED)
     +70.69 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.11 A$
(8.39 AED)
1.66 A$
(4.47 AED)
     -46.66 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 A$
(7.22 AED)
0.66 A$
(1.78 AED)
     -75.38 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.55 A$
(17.65 AED)
8.02 A$
(21.61 AED)
     +22.40 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.56 A$
(6.89 AED)
1.61 A$
(4.34 AED)
     -36.98 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.13 A$
(3.06 AED)
1.14 A$
(3.06 AED)
     +0.07 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 4.79 A$
(12.91 AED)
3.42 A$
(9.23 AED)
     -28.56 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.88 A$
(13.16 AED)
5.76 A$
(15.53 AED)
     +18.00 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.15 A$
(13.87 AED)
3.80 A$
(10.25 AED)
     -26.14 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.83 A$
(23.80 AED)
6.18 A$
(16.65 AED)
     -30.06 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.16 A$
(5.81 AED)
1.19 A$
(3.21 AED)
     -44.82 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(4.32 AED)
0.97 A$
(2.63 AED)
     -39.20 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.60 A$
(4.31 AED)
1.05 A$
(2.83 AED)
     -34.33 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 A$
(6.24 AED)
0.85 A$
(2.30 AED)
     -63.20 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 A$
(4.06 AED)
0.59 A$
(1.58 AED)
     -61.11 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.29 A$
(3.49 AED)
0.53 A$
(1.42 AED)
     -59.38 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.60 A$
(7.02 AED)
2.20 A$
(5.92 AED)
     -15.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 A$
(5.63 AED)
0.81 A$
(2.17 AED)
     -61.37 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 17.00 A$
(45.83 AED)
22.25 A$
(60.00 AED)
     +30.91 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.05 A$
(13.61 AED)
5.60 A$
(15.09 AED)
     +10.89 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.67 A$
(15.30 AED)
8.59 A$
(23.17 AED)
     +51.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 35.00 A$
(94.36 AED)
8.16 A$
(22.00 AED)
     -76.69 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.00 A$
(10.78 AED)
1.85 A$
(5.00 AED)
     -53.64 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(586.10 AED)
111.27 A$
(300.00 AED)
     -48.81 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.50 A$
(12.13 AED)
4.45 A$
(12.00 AED)
     -1.09 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.80 A$
(10.24 AED)
1.46 A$
(3.94 AED)
     -61.49 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 56.68 A$
(152.81 AED)
11.13 A$
(30.00 AED)
     -80.37 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.37 A$
(14.48 AED)
2.92 A$
(7.88 AED)
     -45.57 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 A$
(80,881.18 AED)
33,382.30 A$
(90,000.00 AED)
     +11.27 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,103.68 A$
(73,072.59 AED)
26,683.59 A$
(71,940.00 AED)
     -1.55 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.65 A$
(489.74 AED)
237.67 A$
(640.77 AED)
     +30.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.78 A$
(2.09 AED)
0.16 A$
(0.44 AED)
     -79.08 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 73.54 A$
(198.27 AED)
132.03 A$
(355.97 AED)
     +79.54 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 80.16 A$
(216.11 AED)
93.55 A$
(252.22 AED)
     +16.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 23.79 A$
(64.14 AED)
46.43 A$
(125.18 AED)
     +95.15 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 A$
(53.92 AED)
14.84 A$
(40.00 AED)
     -25.82 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,338.68 A$
(6,305.17 AED)
922.68 A$
(2,487.58 AED)
     -60.55 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,831.82 A$
(53,467.36 AED)
16,501.38 A$
(44,488.37 AED)
     -16.79 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 106.95 A$
(288.35 AED)
75.09 A$
(202.45 AED)
     -29.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 69.14 A$
(186.40 AED)
71.51 A$
(192.80 AED)
     +3.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.78 A$
(379.55 AED)
116.18 A$
(313.23 AED)
     -17.47 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 153.15 A$
(412.89 AED)
116.42 A$
(313.87 AED)
     -23.98 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,639.12 A$
(7,115.17 AED)
1,991.05 A$
(5,367.96 AED)
     -24.56 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,932.15 A$
(5,209.16 AED)
1,323.04 A$
(3,566.97 AED)
     -31.53 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,772.10 A$
(12,865.76 AED)
3,954.12 A$
(10,660.46 AED)
     -17.14 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,968.00 A$
(8,001.84 AED)
2,554.30 A$
(6,886.49 AED)
     -13.94 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,375.21 A$
(3,707.62 AED)
411.41 A$
(1,109.19 AED)
     -70.08 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 823.87 A$
(2,221.20 AED)
303.08 A$
(817.12 AED)
     -63.21 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,882.90 A$
(15,860.52 AED)
4,497.42 A$
(12,125.21 AED)
     -23.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.95 3.93      +33.06 %
Last update: July 2021August 2021
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