Cost of Living Comparison Between Munich and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 4.4% lower than in Munich (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 10.5% higher than in Munich
Rent Prices in Dubai are 38.2% higher than in Munich
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 0.4% higher than in Munich
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 21.8% lower than in Munich
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 2.0% higher than in Munich
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Restaurants
Munich Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(58.49 AED)
10.26 €
(40.00 AED)
     -31.6 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 €
(292.46 AED)
76.93 €
(300.00 AED)
     +2.6 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(38.99 AED)
8.98 €
(35.00 AED)
     -10.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 €
(17.55 AED)
11.54 €
(45.00 AED)
     +156.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 €
(17.55 AED)
12.82 €
(50.00 AED)
     +184.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.79 €
(14.78 AED)
5.52 €
(21.53 AED)
     +45.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.21 €
(12.51 AED)
1.07 €
(4.16 AED)
     -66.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.72 €
(10.60 AED)
0.71 €
(2.79 AED)
     -73.7 %
Markets
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.40 €
(17.14 AED)
7.28 €
(28.39 AED)
     +65.6 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.10 €
(8.18 AED)
1.39 €
(5.41 AED)
     -33.9 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.22 €
(4.75 AED)
0.96 €
(3.76 AED)
     -21.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.12 €
(12.16 AED)
2.97 €
(11.59 AED)
     -4.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.91 €
(23.05 AED)
4.72 €
(18.41 AED)
     -20.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.62 €
(21.91 AED)
3.56 €
(13.87 AED)
     -36.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.45 €
(29.04 AED)
4.08 €
(15.91 AED)
     -45.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.23 €
(4.79 AED)
0.99 €
(3.86 AED)
     -19.5 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.71 €
(2.75 AED)
0.84 €
(3.26 AED)
     +18.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.05 €
(4.09 AED)
0.80 €
(3.11 AED)
     -23.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.44 €
(5.60 AED)
0.70 €
(2.75 AED)
     -50.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.74 €
(2.89 AED)
0.44 €
(1.71 AED)
     -40.8 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.77 €
(3.01 AED)
0.48 €
(1.87 AED)
     -37.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.82 €
(7.09 AED)
1.58 €
(6.17 AED)
     -13.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.84 €
(3.26 AED)
0.59 €
(2.32 AED)
     -29.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5.99 €
(23.36 AED)
14.75 €
(57.50 AED)
     +146.2 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.96 €
(3.73 AED)
2.99 €
(11.67 AED)
     +212.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.55 €
(6.03 AED)
4.92 €
(19.19 AED)
     +218.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 8.20 €
(31.98 AED)
5.90 €
(23.00 AED)
     -28.1 %
Transportation
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.70 €
(14.43 AED)
1.67 €
(6.50 AED)
     -54.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 49.00 €
(191.07 AED)
76.93 €
(300.00 AED)
     +57.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.50 €
(21.45 AED)
3.08 €
(12.00 AED)
     -44.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.70 €
(14.43 AED)
1.24 €
(4.83 AED)
     -66.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 36.00 €
(140.38 AED)
7.69 €
(30.00 AED)
     -78.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.93 €
(27.02 AED)
2.97 €
(11.59 AED)
     -57.1 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,180.00 €
(105,986.00 AED)
38,467.34 €
(150,000.00 AED)
     +41.5 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,000.00 €
(101,384.69 AED)
21,481.58 €
(83,765.52 AED)
     -17.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 289.13 €
(1,127.43 AED)
194.61 €
(758.85 AED)
     -32.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 20.47 €
(79.82 AED)
56.66 €
(220.96 AED)
     +176.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 37.94 €
(147.96 AED)
90.43 €
(352.62 AED)
     +138.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.08 €
(175.78 AED)
84.49 €
(329.46 AED)
     +87.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 27.31 €
(106.50 AED)
45.42 €
(177.12 AED)
     +66.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 €
(50.69 AED)
12.82 €
(50.00 AED)
     -1.4 %
Childcare
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 837.65 €
(3,266.33 AED)
700.24 €
(2,730.53 AED)
     -16.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,225.00 €
(55,469.13 AED)
13,794.25 €
(53,789.47 AED)
     -3.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 86.67 €
(337.95 AED)
61.11 €
(238.29 AED)
     -29.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.63 €
(135.05 AED)
56.74 €
(221.25 AED)
     +63.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.70 €
(341.98 AED)
94.52 €
(368.59 AED)
     +7.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 117.48 €
(458.11 AED)
93.54 €
(364.74 AED)
     -20.4 %
Rent Per Month
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,481.93 €
(5,778.67 AED)
2,055.85 €
(8,016.62 AED)
     +38.7 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,175.40 €
(4,583.35 AED)
1,242.73 €
(4,845.92 AED)
     +5.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,550.00 €
(9,943.50 AED)
3,940.97 €
(15,367.45 AED)
     +54.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,987.21 €
(7,748.95 AED)
2,702.31 €
(10,537.42 AED)
     +36.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 971.22 €
(3,787.19 AED)
463.35 €
(1,806.80 AED)
     -52.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 710.14 €
(2,769.15 AED)
254.80 €
(993.56 AED)
     -64.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Munich Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,412.21 €
(13,305.63 AED)
3,844.16 €
(14,989.98 AED)
     +12.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.62 5.18      +43.2 %
Last update: April 2024April 2024
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