Cost of Living Comparison Between Sydney and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 16.8% lower than in Sydney (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 10.7% lower than in Sydney
Rent Prices in Dubai are 1.4% lower than in Sydney
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 0.5% higher than in Sydney
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 42.1% lower than in Sydney
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 6.6% higher than in Sydney
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Restaurants
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 23.00 A$
(55.98 AED)
16.43 A$
(40.00 AED)
     -28.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 120.00 A$
(292.09 AED)
121.98 A$
(296.92 AED)
     +1.7 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 15.00 A$
(36.51 AED)
14.38 A$
(35.00 AED)
     -4.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.32 A$
(25.13 AED)
18.49 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +79.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 A$
(29.21 AED)
18.49 A$
(45.00 AED)
     +54.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.00 A$
(12.17 AED)
8.95 A$
(21.79 AED)
     +79.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.84 A$
(9.34 AED)
1.73 A$
(4.21 AED)
     -54.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.13 A$
(7.62 AED)
1.13 A$
(2.75 AED)
     -63.9 %
Markets
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.48 A$
(20.65 AED)
11.08 A$
(26.96 AED)
     +30.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.78 A$
(9.20 AED)
2.19 A$
(5.32 AED)
     -42.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.57 A$
(3.82 AED)
1.56 A$
(3.80 AED)
     -0.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 6.08 A$
(14.81 AED)
4.92 A$
(11.96 AED)
     -19.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.64 A$
(18.60 AED)
6.66 A$
(16.22 AED)
     -12.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.77 A$
(14.05 AED)
5.34 A$
(13.00 AED)
     -7.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 9.57 A$
(23.30 AED)
6.42 A$
(15.62 AED)
     -33.0 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.19 A$
(5.34 AED)
1.57 A$
(3.81 AED)
     -28.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.88 A$
(4.57 AED)
1.29 A$
(3.14 AED)
     -31.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.09 A$
(5.10 AED)
1.22 A$
(2.96 AED)
     -42.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.89 A$
(7.05 AED)
1.08 A$
(2.62 AED)
     -62.8 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 A$
(4.00 AED)
0.67 A$
(1.63 AED)
     -59.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.53 A$
(3.72 AED)
0.83 A$
(2.02 AED)
     -45.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 3.35 A$
(8.17 AED)
2.52 A$
(6.14 AED)
     -24.8 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 A$
(5.21 AED)
0.94 A$
(2.28 AED)
     -56.2 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 A$
(48.68 AED)
22.60 A$
(55.00 AED)
     +13.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.94 A$
(16.89 AED)
4.74 A$
(11.54 AED)
     -31.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.99 A$
(19.45 AED)
7.01 A$
(17.07 AED)
     -12.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 50.00 A$
(121.70 AED)
9.45 A$
(23.00 AED)
     -81.1 %
Transportation
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 A$
(12.17 AED)
2.46 A$
(6.00 AED)
     -50.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 217.39 A$
(529.15 AED)
123.25 A$
(300.00 AED)
     -43.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 7.00 A$
(17.04 AED)
4.93 A$
(12.00 AED)
     -29.6 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 7.24 A$
(17.63 AED)
1.98 A$
(4.83 AED)
     -72.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 85.00 A$
(206.90 AED)
12.32 A$
(30.00 AED)
     -85.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.74 A$
(18.84 AED)
4.75 A$
(11.56 AED)
     -38.6 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 43,711.50 A$
(106,398.07 AED)
57,516.18 A$
(140,000.00 AED)
     +31.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,924.26 A$
(82,574.97 AED)
34,263.29 A$
(83,400.20 AED)
     +1.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 292.57 A$
(712.14 AED)
303.93 A$
(739.79 AED)
     +3.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 39.49 A$
(96.12 AED)
88.53 A$
(215.48 AED)
     +124.2 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 77.57 A$
(188.80 AED)
144.98 A$
(352.91 AED)
     +86.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.65 A$
(210.92 AED)
133.13 A$
(324.04 AED)
     +53.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 29.59 A$
(72.04 AED)
72.39 A$
(176.20 AED)
     +144.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 24.00 A$
(58.42 AED)
20.54 A$
(50.00 AED)
     -14.4 %
Childcare
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,086.00 A$
(7,511.63 AED)
1,137.49 A$
(2,768.75 AED)
     -63.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 24,620.39 A$
(59,928.45 AED)
21,633.69 A$
(52,658.52 AED)
     -12.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 109.76 A$
(267.18 AED)
92.27 A$
(224.60 AED)
     -15.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 90.01 A$
(219.09 AED)
88.57 A$
(215.59 AED)
     -1.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 162.63 A$
(395.86 AED)
145.63 A$
(354.49 AED)
     -10.5 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 189.50 A$
(461.26 AED)
141.99 A$
(345.62 AED)
     -25.1 %
Rent Per Month
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,286.33 A$
(7,999.26 AED)
3,205.26 A$
(7,801.92 AED)
     -2.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,266.15 A$
(5,516.03 AED)
1,969.15 A$
(4,793.10 AED)
     -13.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,511.19 A$
(15,848.88 AED)
6,202.25 A$
(15,096.88 AED)
     -4.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,706.93 A$
(9,023.02 AED)
4,180.85 A$
(10,176.60 AED)
     +12.8 %
Buy Apartment Price
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,121.70 A$
(5,164.41 AED)
670.59 A$
(1,632.29 AED)
     -68.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,331.60 A$
(3,241.24 AED)
385.46 A$
(938.25 AED)
     -71.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Sydney Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,311.23 A$
(15,362.14 AED)
6,010.88 A$
(14,631.08 AED)
     -4.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.29 4.95      -21.4 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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