Cost of Living Comparison Between Beirut and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 32.9% higher than in Beirut (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 76.9% higher than in Beirut
Rent Prices in Dubai are 204.6% higher than in Beirut
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 70.4% higher than in Beirut
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 35.1% higher than in Beirut
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 496.3% higher than in Beirut
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Restaurants
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.00 $
(29.38 AED)
10.89 $
(40.00 AED)
     +36.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(183.65 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     +63.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 7.00 $
(25.71 AED)
9.53 $
(35.00 AED)
     +36.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.00 $
(11.02 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +308.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.50 $
(16.53 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +172.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.57 $
(9.44 AED)
6.05 $
(22.21 AED)
     +135.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 $
(5.72 AED)
1.32 $
(4.84 AED)
     -15.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.03 $
(3.80 AED)
0.89 $
(3.28 AED)
     -13.5 %
Markets
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 6.38 $
(23.45 AED)
7.61 $
(27.94 AED)
     +19.2 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.81 $
(2.98 AED)
1.47 $
(5.40 AED)
     +81.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.78 $
(2.88 AED)
1.07 $
(3.91 AED)
     +36.0 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.30 $
(8.45 AED)
3.31 $
(12.16 AED)
     +43.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $
(16.53 AED)
4.36 $
(16.02 AED)
     -3.1 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.37 $
(12.36 AED)
3.46 $
(12.71 AED)
     +2.8 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.08 $
(18.66 AED)
4.25 $
(15.60 AED)
     -16.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.61 $
(2.23 AED)
1.07 $
(3.94 AED)
     +77.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $
(2.09 AED)
0.90 $
(3.30 AED)
     +57.7 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.38 $
(1.39 AED)
0.82 $
(3.00 AED)
     +115.8 %
Tomato (1 lb) 0.43 $
(1.58 AED)
0.75 $
(2.75 AED)
     +74.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.34 $
(1.25 AED)
0.47 $
(1.74 AED)
     +39.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.41 $
(1.52 AED)
0.59 $
(2.18 AED)
     +43.1 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.74 $
(2.71 AED)
1.71 $
(6.28 AED)
     +132.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 $
(1.48 AED)
0.62 $
(2.28 AED)
     +53.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.50 $
(27.55 AED)
13.61 $
(50.00 AED)
     +81.5 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.24 $
(4.55 AED)
3.14 $
(11.52 AED)
     +153.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.87 $
(6.86 AED)
5.05 $
(18.54 AED)
     +170.2 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.17 $
(7.97 AED)
6.26 $
(23.00 AED)
     +188.6 %
Transportation
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 $
(5.51 AED)
1.77 $
(6.50 AED)
     +18.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 $
(293.84 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     +2.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 6.00 $
(22.04 AED)
3.27 $
(12.00 AED)
     -45.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 $
(5.91 AED)
1.31 $
(4.83 AED)
     -18.3 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 $
(91.83 AED)
8.17 $
(30.00 AED)
     -67.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.56 $
(13.06 AED)
3.16 $
(11.62 AED)
     -11.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,000.00 $
(110,190.00 AED)
34,440.51 $
(126,500.00 AED)
     +14.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,500.00 $
(75,296.50 AED)
22,706.29 $
(83,400.20 AED)
     +10.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 225.30 $
(827.52 AED)
196.61 $
(722.14 AED)
     -12.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 44.80 $
(164.56 AED)
58.02 $
(213.11 AED)
     +29.5 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.50 $
(185.49 AED)
97.32 $
(357.47 AED)
     +92.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 58.75 $
(215.79 AED)
91.42 $
(335.79 AED)
     +55.6 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.88 $
(98.71 AED)
48.33 $
(177.50 AED)
     +79.8 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 6.00 $
(22.04 AED)
13.61 $
(50.00 AED)
     +126.9 %
Childcare
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 290.74 $
(1,067.89 AED)
766.57 $
(2,815.62 AED)
     +163.7 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,222.22 $
(15,508.22 AED)
14,466.30 $
(53,134.71 AED)
     +242.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 76.12 $
(279.61 AED)
58.87 $
(216.23 AED)
     -22.7 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.25 $
(188.24 AED)
54.62 $
(200.62 AED)
     +6.6 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 105.00 $
(385.67 AED)
98.42 $
(361.51 AED)
     -6.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 111.88 $
(410.92 AED)
95.11 $
(349.34 AED)
     -15.0 %
Rent Per Month
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 764.71 $
(2,808.76 AED)
2,229.22 $
(8,187.91 AED)
     +191.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 350.00 $
(1,285.55 AED)
1,361.29 $
(5,000.00 AED)
     +288.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,642.31 $
(6,032.20 AED)
4,072.24 $
(14,957.35 AED)
     +148.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 695.83 $
(2,555.80 AED)
2,853.68 $
(10,481.58 AED)
     +310.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 315.87 $
(1,160.18 AED)
438.46 $
(1,610.45 AED)
     +38.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 123.10 $
(452.13 AED)
262.46 $
(964.00 AED)
     +113.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Beirut Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 365.00 $
(1,340.65 AED)
3,849.42 $
(14,138.92 AED)
     +954.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.66 4.94      -53.7 %
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