Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Ras al-Khaimah 

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Cost of Living in Ras al-Khaimah is 17.1% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Ras al-Khaimah is 27.9% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Ras al-Khaimah are 43.2% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Ras al-Khaimah are 22.1% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Ras al-Khaimah are 11.6% lower than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Ras al-Khaimah is 8.9% higher than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED 40.00 AED      0.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED 180.00 AED      -40.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED 25.50 AED      -27.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED 40.00 AED      -11.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED 30.00 AED      -33.3 %
Cappuccino (regular) 22.53 AED 21.11 AED      -6.3 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.74 AED 4.00 AED      -15.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 3.76 AED 1.63 AED      -56.6 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.84 AED 20.58 AED      -26.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.19 AED 3.63 AED      -30.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.13 AED 2.94 AED      -28.8 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.94 AED 9.50 AED      -20.5 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.97 AED 14.08 AED      -11.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 13.54 AED 11.96 AED      -11.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.72 AED 19.06 AED      +21.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.90 AED 3.57 AED      -8.4 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.21 AED 2.99 AED      -6.8 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.08 AED 2.72 AED      -11.6 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.84 AED 1.97 AED      -30.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.80 AED 1.64 AED      -8.6 %
Onion (1 lb) 2.32 AED 1.50 AED      -35.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.10 AED 4.62 AED      -24.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.32 AED 1.83 AED      -21.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 AED 40.00 AED      -20.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.49 AED 7.90 AED      -31.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.26 AED 9.77 AED      -46.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED 23.00 AED      0.0 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.75 AED 10.00 AED      +48.1 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 225.00 AED      -25.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.50 AED      -54.2 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 3.06 AED      -36.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 30.00 AED      0.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.61 AED 11.14 AED      -4.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 126,500.00 AED 163,937.00 AED      +29.6 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,833.56 AED 80,066.67 AED      -4.5 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 710.69 AED 505.89 AED      -28.8 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 208.39 AED 175.00 AED      -16.0 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 348.64 AED 358.62 AED      +2.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 327.85 AED 182.86 AED      -44.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 172.04 AED 60.00 AED      -65.1 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED 42.50 AED      -15.0 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,821.88 AED 1,650.00 AED      -41.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 52,430.68 AED 28,500.00 AED      -45.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 207.37 AED 261.09 AED      +25.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 195.67 AED 205.95 AED      +5.3 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 362.11 AED 366.67 AED      +1.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 368.24 AED 376.67 AED      +2.3 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,927.36 AED 3,164.86 AED      -60.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,858.72 AED 3,519.61 AED      -27.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,981.05 AED 9,000.00 AED      -39.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,435.90 AED 6,000.00 AED      -42.5 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,618.35 AED 1,469.23 AED      -9.2 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 974.26 AED 814.51 AED      -16.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Ras al-Khaimah Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,921.94 AED 10,150.00 AED      -21.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.92 5.00      +1.6 %
Last update: July 2024July 2024
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