Cost of Living Comparison Between Lagos and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 70.8% higher than in Lagos (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 86.6% higher than in Lagos
Rent Prices in Dubai are 111.4% higher than in Lagos
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 137.0% higher than in Lagos
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 12.8% higher than in Lagos
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 832.0% higher than in Lagos
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Restaurants
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.21 $
(11.79 AED)
10.89 $
(40.00 AED)
     +239.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.63 $
(167.58 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     +79.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.85 $
(25.17 AED)
9.53 $
(35.00 AED)
     +39.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.02 $
(3.75 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +1,100.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.72 $
(6.32 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +612.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.94 $
(10.80 AED)
6.05 $
(22.21 AED)
     +105.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.40 $
(1.46 AED)
1.32 $
(4.84 AED)
     +231.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.24 $
(0.89 AED)
0.89 $
(3.28 AED)
     +267.9 %
Markets
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12.27 $
(45.08 AED)
7.61 $
(27.94 AED)
     -38.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.31 $
(4.80 AED)
1.47 $
(5.40 AED)
     +12.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.02 $
(3.74 AED)
1.07 $
(3.91 AED)
     +4.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.07 $
(7.60 AED)
3.31 $
(12.16 AED)
     +59.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.15 $
(7.91 AED)
4.36 $
(16.02 AED)
     +102.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.40 $
(8.82 AED)
3.46 $
(12.71 AED)
     +44.1 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.04 $
(11.15 AED)
4.25 $
(15.60 AED)
     +39.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.62 $
(5.96 AED)
1.07 $
(3.94 AED)
     -33.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.12 $
(4.12 AED)
0.90 $
(3.30 AED)
     -19.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 $
(3.59 AED)
0.82 $
(3.00 AED)
     -16.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.43 $
(5.27 AED)
0.75 $
(2.75 AED)
     -47.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.50 $
(5.52 AED)
0.47 $
(1.74 AED)
     -68.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.87 $
(3.21 AED)
0.59 $
(2.18 AED)
     -32.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.74 $
(6.38 AED)
1.71 $
(6.28 AED)
     -1.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.46 $
(1.70 AED)
0.62 $
(2.28 AED)
     +34.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.75 $
(24.79 AED)
13.61 $
(50.00 AED)
     +101.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $
(3.86 AED)
3.14 $
(11.52 AED)
     +198.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.40 $
(5.13 AED)
5.05 $
(18.54 AED)
     +261.3 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.30 $
(4.76 AED)
6.26 $
(23.00 AED)
     +383.5 %
Transportation
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.87 $
(3.19 AED)
1.77 $
(6.50 AED)
     +103.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 38.19 $
(140.28 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     +113.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.45 $
(5.31 AED)
3.27 $
(12.00 AED)
     +125.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.55 $
(13.03 AED)
1.31 $
(4.83 AED)
     -62.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.81 $
(17.68 AED)
8.17 $
(30.00 AED)
     +69.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.57 $
(9.45 AED)
3.16 $
(11.62 AED)
     +23.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,244.30 $
(74,357.32 AED)
34,440.51 $
(126,500.00 AED)
     +70.1 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,785.73 $
(94,710.98 AED)
22,706.29 $
(83,400.20 AED)
     -11.9 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 34.49 $
(126.67 AED)
196.61 $
(722.14 AED)
     +470.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 9.95 $
(36.56 AED)
58.02 $
(213.11 AED)
     +482.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 45.73 $
(167.96 AED)
97.32 $
(357.47 AED)
     +112.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40.46 $
(148.61 AED)
91.42 $
(335.79 AED)
     +125.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.56 $
(46.12 AED)
48.33 $
(177.50 AED)
     +284.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.02 $
(25.79 AED)
13.61 $
(50.00 AED)
     +93.9 %
Childcare
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 101.34 $
(372.23 AED)
766.57 $
(2,815.62 AED)
     +656.4 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 2,023.14 $
(7,431.01 AED)
14,466.30 $
(53,134.71 AED)
     +615.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20.17 $
(74.07 AED)
58.87 $
(216.23 AED)
     +191.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.08 $
(92.11 AED)
54.62 $
(200.62 AED)
     +117.8 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.39 $
(284.24 AED)
98.42 $
(361.51 AED)
     +27.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 58.44 $
(214.63 AED)
95.11 $
(349.34 AED)
     +62.8 %
Rent Per Month
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 931.75 $
(3,422.33 AED)
2,229.22 $
(8,187.91 AED)
     +139.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 521.38 $
(1,915.02 AED)
1,361.29 $
(5,000.00 AED)
     +161.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,202.72 $
(8,090.58 AED)
4,072.24 $
(14,957.35 AED)
     +84.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,319.91 $
(4,848.02 AED)
2,853.68 $
(10,481.58 AED)
     +116.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 122.85 $
(451.21 AED)
438.46 $
(1,610.45 AED)
     +256.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 23.44 $
(86.09 AED)
262.46 $
(964.00 AED)
     +1,019.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Lagos Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 221.30 $
(812.85 AED)
3,849.42 $
(14,138.92 AED)
     +1,639.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 16.33 4.94      -69.8 %
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