Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Toronto 

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Consumer Prices in Toronto are 9.2% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Toronto are 0.4% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Toronto are 11.0% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Toronto are 5.2% higher than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Toronto are 48.2% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Toronto is 11.9% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED
(14.72 C$)
65.24 AED
(24.00 C$)
     +63.1 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED
(110.37 C$)
299.01 AED
(110.00 C$)
     -0.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED
(12.88 C$)
40.77 AED
(15.00 C$)
     +16.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(16.55 C$)
23.10 AED
(8.50 C$)
     -48.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 AED
(18.39 C$)
25.48 AED
(9.38 C$)
     -49.0 %
Cappuccino (regular) 21.06 AED
(7.75 C$)
14.30 AED
(5.26 C$)
     -32.1 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.39 AED
(1.61 C$)
7.76 AED
(2.85 C$)
     +76.7 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.68 AED
(0.99 C$)
5.97 AED
(2.19 C$)
     +122.6 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.41 AED
(10.45 C$)
42.16 AED
(15.51 C$)
     +48.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.70 AED
(2.10 C$)
9.34 AED
(3.44 C$)
     +63.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.72 AED
(1.37 C$)
5.79 AED
(2.13 C$)
     +55.5 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.56 AED
(4.25 C$)
12.75 AED
(4.69 C$)
     +10.3 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.27 AED
(6.72 C$)
19.71 AED
(7.25 C$)
     +7.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.26 AED
(5.25 C$)
20.90 AED
(7.69 C$)
     +46.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.78 AED
(6.54 C$)
23.21 AED
(8.54 C$)
     +30.6 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.95 AED
(1.45 C$)
6.55 AED
(2.41 C$)
     +65.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 AED
(1.19 C$)
2.28 AED
(0.84 C$)
     -29.4 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.08 AED
(1.13 C$)
7.00 AED
(2.58 C$)
     +127.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.77 AED
(1.02 C$)
5.89 AED
(2.17 C$)
     +112.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 AED
(0.61 C$)
4.61 AED
(1.69 C$)
     +178.9 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 AED
(0.59 C$)
4.56 AED
(1.68 C$)
     +184.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.35 AED
(2.34 C$)
8.43 AED
(3.10 C$)
     +32.7 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.39 AED
(0.88 C$)
6.53 AED
(2.40 C$)
     +173.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(22.07 C$)
51.65 AED
(19.00 C$)
     -13.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.67 AED
(4.66 C$)
9.20 AED
(3.39 C$)
     -27.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.04 AED
(8.11 C$)
9.92 AED
(3.65 C$)
     -55.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED
(8.46 C$)
54.36 AED
(20.00 C$)
     +136.4 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.25 AED
(2.30 C$)
9.11 AED
(3.35 C$)
     +45.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(110.37 C$)
424.04 AED
(156.00 C$)
     +41.3 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(4.41 C$)
13.59 AED
(5.00 C$)
     +13.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED
(1.78 C$)
7.66 AED
(2.82 C$)
     +58.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 AED
(12.88 C$)
89.70 AED
(33.00 C$)
     +156.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.55 AED
(4.25 C$)
16.57 AED
(6.10 C$)
     +43.5 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED
(55,182.86 C$)
92,738.03 AED
(34,117.00 C$)
     -38.2 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,903.45 AED
(30,499.00 C$)
80,632.86 AED
(29,663.68 C$)
     -2.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 773.91 AED
(284.71 C$)
523.40 AED
(192.55 C$)
     -32.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 217.80 AED
(80.13 C$)
179.16 AED
(65.91 C$)
     -17.7 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 359.44 AED
(132.23 C$)
203.71 AED
(74.94 C$)
     -43.3 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 331.78 AED
(122.06 C$)
203.10 AED
(74.72 C$)
     -38.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 180.20 AED
(66.29 C$)
81.71 AED
(30.06 C$)
     -54.7 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED
(18.39 C$)
48.93 AED
(18.00 C$)
     -2.1 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,677.91 AED
(985.17 C$)
4,153.70 AED
(1,528.09 C$)
     +55.1 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,589.74 AED
(19,714.90 C$)
69,029.58 AED
(25,395.00 C$)
     +28.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 244.66 AED
(90.01 C$)
206.79 AED
(76.08 C$)
     -15.5 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 218.71 AED
(80.46 C$)
132.63 AED
(48.79 C$)
     -39.4 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 370.00 AED
(136.12 C$)
345.15 AED
(126.98 C$)
     -6.7 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 362.84 AED
(133.48 C$)
432.90 AED
(159.26 C$)
     +19.3 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,900.38 AED
(2,906.44 C$)
6,967.55 AED
(2,563.26 C$)
     -11.8 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,808.33 AED
(1,768.92 C$)
6,106.32 AED
(2,246.43 C$)
     +27.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,573.41 AED
(5,729.24 C$)
11,919.20 AED
(4,384.91 C$)
     -23.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,759.52 AED
(3,958.27 C$)
9,729.15 AED
(3,579.22 C$)
     -9.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,695.05 AED
(623.59 C$)
3,517.79 AED
(1,294.15 C$)
     +107.5 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014.73 AED
(373.30 C$)
2,797.90 AED
(1,029.31 C$)
     +175.7 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Toronto Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,165.52 AED
(5,211.29 C$)
12,524.80 AED
(4,607.70 C$)
     -11.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 6.61      +32.8 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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