Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Munich 

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Consumer Prices in Munich are 5.8% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Munich are 9.5% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Munich are 29.2% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Munich are 0.4% higher than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Munich are 25.6% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Munich is 8.7% higher than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Munich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED
(10.03 €)
59.81 AED
(15.00 €)
     +49.5 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED
(75.24 €)
279.11 AED
(70.00 €)
     -7.0 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED
(8.78 €)
39.87 AED
(10.00 €)
     +13.9 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(11.29 €)
17.94 AED
(4.50 €)
     -60.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(11.29 €)
18.74 AED
(4.70 €)
     -58.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 21.15 AED
(5.30 €)
14.89 AED
(3.74 €)
     -29.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 AED
(1.10 €)
12.72 AED
(3.19 €)
     +190.4 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 AED
(0.67 €)
10.71 AED
(2.69 €)
     +302.1 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.37 AED
(7.11 €)
18.30 AED
(4.59 €)
     -35.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.54 AED
(1.39 €)
8.73 AED
(2.19 €)
     +57.8 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.71 AED
(0.93 €)
4.70 AED
(1.18 €)
     +26.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.80 AED
(2.96 €)
12.46 AED
(3.13 €)
     +5.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.27 AED
(4.58 €)
24.46 AED
(6.13 €)
     +33.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.47 AED
(3.63 €)
21.49 AED
(5.39 €)
     +48.5 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.67 AED
(4.43 €)
28.83 AED
(7.23 €)
     +63.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.88 AED
(0.97 €)
4.63 AED
(1.16 €)
     +19.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 AED
(0.81 €)
2.93 AED
(0.74 €)
     -9.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(0.77 €)
4.25 AED
(1.07 €)
     +39.3 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 AED
(0.70 €)
4.70 AED
(1.18 €)
     +68.9 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 AED
(0.41 €)
3.28 AED
(0.82 €)
     +99.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 AED
(0.40 €)
3.50 AED
(0.88 €)
     +116.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.35 AED
(1.59 €)
6.92 AED
(1.73 €)
     +8.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 AED
(0.60 €)
3.18 AED
(0.80 €)
     +33.4 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(15.05 €)
19.94 AED
(5.00 €)
     -66.8 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.67 AED
(3.18 €)
3.90 AED
(0.98 €)
     -69.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.04 AED
(5.53 €)
6.95 AED
(1.74 €)
     -68.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED
(5.77 €)
32.70 AED
(8.20 €)
     +42.2 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.25 AED
(1.57 €)
14.75 AED
(3.70 €)
     +136.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(75.24 €)
195.38 AED
(49.00 €)
     -34.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(3.01 €)
21.93 AED
(5.50 €)
     +82.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED
(1.21 €)
14.76 AED
(3.70 €)
     +205.7 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(7.52 €)
131.58 AED
(33.00 €)
     +338.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.55 AED
(2.90 €)
27.68 AED
(6.94 €)
     +139.7 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED
(37,619.77 €)
108,373.86 AED
(27,180.00 €)
     -27.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,903.45 AED
(20,792.06 €)
103,668.89 AED
(26,000.00 €)
     +25.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 769.05 AED
(192.88 €)
1,238.87 AED
(310.71 €)
     +61.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 217.51 AED
(54.55 €)
82.51 AED
(20.69 €)
     -62.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 357.90 AED
(89.76 €)
154.91 AED
(38.85 €)
     -56.7 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 328.79 AED
(82.46 €)
177.94 AED
(44.63 €)
     -45.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 180.20 AED
(45.19 €)
110.15 AED
(27.62 €)
     -38.9 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED
(12.54 €)
51.83 AED
(13.00 €)
     +3.7 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,677.91 AED
(671.62 €)
3,137.48 AED
(786.88 €)
     +17.2 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,589.74 AED
(13,440.23 €)
67,163.26 AED
(16,844.44 €)
     +25.3 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 241.56 AED
(60.58 €)
339.05 AED
(85.03 €)
     +40.4 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 218.71 AED
(54.85 €)
139.64 AED
(35.02 €)
     -36.2 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 371.11 AED
(93.07 €)
339.32 AED
(85.10 €)
     -8.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 358.55 AED
(89.92 €)
461.19 AED
(115.67 €)
     +28.6 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,055.93 AED
(2,020.42 €)
5,557.71 AED
(1,393.87 €)
     -31.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,844.05 AED
(1,214.88 €)
4,390.51 AED
(1,101.13 €)
     -9.4 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,573.41 AED
(3,905.79 €)
10,005.82 AED
(2,509.44 €)
     -35.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,759.52 AED
(2,698.47 €)
7,828.99 AED
(1,963.50 €)
     -27.2 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,695.05 AED
(425.12 €)
4,098.13 AED
(1,027.81 €)
     +141.8 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014.73 AED
(254.49 €)
3,010.05 AED
(754.92 €)
     +196.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,418.55 AED
(3,616.15 €)
14,179.53 AED
(3,556.21 €)
     -1.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 3.54      -28.9 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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