Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Sydney 

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Sydney are 17.4% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sydney are 9.8% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Sydney are 0.0% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 0.6% higher than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Sydney are 59.4% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Sydney is 12.5% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED
(16.66 A$)
55.21 AED
(23.00 A$)
     +38.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED
(124.99 A$)
312.03 AED
(130.00 A$)
     +4.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED
(14.58 A$)
36.00 AED
(15.00 A$)
     +2.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 47.50 AED
(19.79 A$)
24.00 AED
(10.00 A$)
     -49.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(18.75 A$)
28.80 AED
(12.00 A$)
     -36.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 21.15 AED
(8.81 A$)
11.97 AED
(4.99 A$)
     -43.4 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.34 AED
(1.81 A$)
9.16 AED
(3.82 A$)
     +111.2 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 AED
(1.11 A$)
8.10 AED
(3.38 A$)
     +204.2 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.37 AED
(11.82 A$)
22.12 AED
(9.22 A$)
     -22.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.54 AED
(2.31 A$)
9.34 AED
(3.89 A$)
     +68.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.65 AED
(1.52 A$)
3.78 AED
(1.57 A$)
     +3.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.80 AED
(4.92 A$)
14.33 AED
(5.97 A$)
     +21.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.71 AED
(7.79 A$)
19.64 AED
(8.18 A$)
     +5.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.02 AED
(5.84 A$)
14.15 AED
(5.90 A$)
     +1.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.67 AED
(7.36 A$)
25.02 AED
(10.42 A$)
     +41.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.88 AED
(1.62 A$)
5.42 AED
(2.26 A$)
     +39.6 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 AED
(1.35 A$)
4.46 AED
(1.86 A$)
     +37.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.01 AED
(1.25 A$)
5.03 AED
(2.09 A$)
     +67.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 AED
(1.16 A$)
6.84 AED
(2.85 A$)
     +146.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.67 AED
(0.69 A$)
4.01 AED
(1.67 A$)
     +140.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 AED
(0.69 A$)
3.72 AED
(1.55 A$)
     +122.9 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.35 AED
(2.65 A$)
8.02 AED
(3.34 A$)
     +26.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 AED
(0.99 A$)
6.23 AED
(2.60 A$)
     +161.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(25.00 A$)
48.01 AED
(20.00 A$)
     -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.51 AED
(5.21 A$)
19.16 AED
(7.98 A$)
     +53.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 21.32 AED
(8.88 A$)
20.14 AED
(8.39 A$)
     -5.6 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED
(9.58 A$)
105.80 AED
(44.08 A$)
     +360.0 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 AED
(2.50 A$)
12.00 AED
(5.00 A$)
     +100.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(124.99 A$)
534.06 AED
(222.50 A$)
     +78.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(5.00 A$)
19.20 AED
(8.00 A$)
     +60.0 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED
(2.01 A$)
17.38 AED
(7.24 A$)
     +260.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 AED
(14.58 A$)
216.02 AED
(90.00 A$)
     +517.2 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.55 AED
(4.81 A$)
18.87 AED
(7.86 A$)
     +63.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED
(62,493.19 A$)
99,035.99 AED
(41,260.50 A$)
     -34.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,185.71 AED
(34,656.94 A$)
82,115.59 AED
(34,211.10 A$)
     -1.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 769.05 AED
(320.40 A$)
783.90 AED
(326.59 A$)
     +1.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 217.51 AED
(90.62 A$)
97.21 AED
(40.50 A$)
     -55.3 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 357.90 AED
(149.11 A$)
201.15 AED
(83.80 A$)
     -43.8 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 337.28 AED
(140.52 A$)
245.33 AED
(102.21 A$)
     -27.3 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 180.20 AED
(75.08 A$)
76.42 AED
(31.84 A$)
     -57.6 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED
(20.83 A$)
56.41 AED
(23.50 A$)
     +12.8 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,665.97 AED
(1,110.70 A$)
7,417.86 AED
(3,090.44 A$)
     +178.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,589.74 AED
(22,326.63 A$)
62,873.99 AED
(26,194.64 A$)
     +17.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 241.55 AED
(100.64 A$)
276.40 AED
(115.15 A$)
     +14.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 218.71 AED
(91.12 A$)
249.38 AED
(103.90 A$)
     +14.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 362.50 AED
(151.03 A$)
421.52 AED
(175.61 A$)
     +16.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 358.55 AED
(149.38 A$)
518.86 AED
(216.17 A$)
     +44.7 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,064.19 AED
(3,359.71 A$)
8,036.95 AED
(3,348.36 A$)
     -0.3 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,836.05 AED
(2,014.80 A$)
5,666.64 AED
(2,360.84 A$)
     +17.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,573.41 AED
(6,488.21 A$)
15,900.04 AED
(6,624.30 A$)
     +2.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,759.52 AED
(4,482.65 A$)
9,615.52 AED
(4,006.03 A$)
     -10.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,695.05 AED
(706.20 A$)
5,829.06 AED
(2,428.51 A$)
     +243.9 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014.73 AED
(422.76 A$)
3,692.29 AED
(1,538.29 A$)
     +263.9 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Sydney Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,335.97 AED
(5,972.67 A$)
13,773.60 AED
(5,738.37 A$)
     -3.9 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.01 6.44      +28.6 %
Last update: March 2024March 2024
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