Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Los Angeles, CA 

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Consumer Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 25.51% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Los Angeles, CA are 42.03% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 69.09% higher than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 28.47% higher than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Los Angeles, CA are 58.15% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Los Angeles, CA is 14.62% higher than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(9.53 $)
73.46 AED
(20.00 $)
     +109.90 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED
(68.06 $)
293.86 AED
(80.00 $)
     +17.54 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED
(7.62 $)
33.06 AED
(9.00 $)
     +18.07 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(12.25 $)
25.71 AED
(7.00 $)
     -42.86 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(12.25 $)
29.39 AED
(8.00 $)
     -34.70 %
Cappuccino (regular) 18.61 AED
(5.07 $)
17.74 AED
(4.83 $)
     -4.67 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.46 AED
(1.22 $)
8.71 AED
(2.37 $)
     +95.10 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.84 AED
(0.50 $)
8.10 AED
(2.20 $)
     +340.76 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.90 AED
(5.96 $)
13.48 AED
(3.67 $)
     -38.44 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.28 AED
(1.17 $)
11.11 AED
(3.02 $)
     +159.63 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.15 AED
(0.86 $)
7.79 AED
(2.12 $)
     +147.65 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.24 AED
(2.52 $)
12.41 AED
(3.38 $)
     +34.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.97 AED
(4.08 $)
21.43 AED
(5.84 $)
     +43.18 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.37 AED
(2.82 $)
20.12 AED
(5.48 $)
     +94.03 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.96 AED
(4.62 $)
25.33 AED
(6.90 $)
     +49.33 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.46 AED
(0.94 $)
6.31 AED
(1.72 $)
     +82.63 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.68 AED
(0.73 $)
2.63 AED
(0.72 $)
     -1.70 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.75 AED
(0.75 $)
5.39 AED
(1.47 $)
     +95.64 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 AED
(0.61 $)
6.58 AED
(1.79 $)
     +194.74 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.62 AED
(0.44 $)
4.24 AED
(1.16 $)
     +162.69 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.42 AED
(0.39 $)
3.55 AED
(0.97 $)
     +150.24 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.10 AED
(1.66 $)
6.43 AED
(1.75 $)
     +5.28 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.14 AED
(0.58 $)
6.60 AED
(1.80 $)
     +208.82 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(16.33 $)
49.57 AED
(13.50 $)
     -17.38 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.98 AED
(4.08 $)
9.38 AED
(2.55 $)
     -37.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.53 AED
(6.41 $)
8.84 AED
(2.41 $)
     -62.45 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(5.99 $)
36.73 AED
(10.00 $)
     +66.96 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(1.36 $)
6.43 AED
(1.75 $)
     +28.56 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(81.67 $)
367.32 AED
(100.00 $)
     +22.44 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(3.27 $)
10.47 AED
(2.85 $)
     -12.76 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.86 AED
(1.05 $)
9.92 AED
(2.70 $)
     +156.77 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(8.17 $)
107.22 AED
(29.19 $)
     +257.40 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.27 AED
(2.25 $)
14.72 AED
(4.01 $)
     +77.98 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 90,000.00 AED
(24,501.80 $)
91,830.00 AED
(25,000.00 $)
     +2.03 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 72,934.38 AED
(19,855.81 $)
80,866.71 AED
(22,015.33 $)
     +10.88 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 658.49 AED
(179.27 $)
623.09 AED
(169.63 $)
     -5.38 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.46 AED
(0.13 $)
0.44 AED
(0.12 $)
     -5.34 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 355.70 AED
(96.84 $)
244.42 AED
(66.54 $)
     -31.28 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 259.54 AED
(70.66 $)
164.91 AED
(44.90 $)
     -36.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 134.67 AED
(36.66 $)
36.65 AED
(9.98 $)
     -72.79 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 41.00 AED
(11.16 $)
55.10 AED
(15.00 $)
     +34.39 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,524.49 AED
(687.27 $)
4,033.89 AED
(1,098.20 $)
     +59.79 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 44,704.55 AED
(12,170.46 $)
85,478.03 AED
(23,270.73 $)
     +91.21 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 213.28 AED
(58.06 $)
192.18 AED
(52.32 $)
     -9.89 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 204.27 AED
(55.61 $)
160.47 AED
(43.69 $)
     -21.44 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 329.49 AED
(89.70 $)
312.08 AED
(84.96 $)
     -5.28 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 321.75 AED
(87.59 $)
473.66 AED
(128.95 $)
     +47.21 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,134.17 AED
(1,397.74 $)
8,175.75 AED
(2,225.78 $)
     +59.24 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,378.80 AED
(919.85 $)
6,130.13 AED
(1,668.88 $)
     +81.43 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,970.25 AED
(2,714.32 $)
16,329.62 AED
(4,445.61 $)
     +63.78 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,403.85 AED
(1,743.40 $)
11,445.29 AED
(3,115.89 $)
     +78.73 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,153.21 AED
(313.95 $)
3,002.60 AED
(817.43 $)
     +160.37 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 802.46 AED
(218.46 $)
2,007.63 AED
(546.56 $)
     +150.18 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Los Angeles, CA Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,357.45 AED
(3,091.98 $)
18,489.68 AED
(5,033.67 $)
     +62.80 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.02 3.34      -16.90 %
Last update: September 2021September 2021
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