Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Munich 

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Consumer Prices in Munich are 13.9% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Munich are 3.1% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Munich are 12.7% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Munich are 5.4% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Munich are 31.6% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Munich is 21.1% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Munich Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED
(10.14 €)
61.15 AED
(15.50 €)
     +52.9 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED
(76.05 €)
236.69 AED
(60.00 €)
     -21.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 31.00 AED
(7.86 €)
35.50 AED
(9.00 €)
     +14.5 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 48.50 AED
(12.29 €)
17.75 AED
(4.50 €)
     -63.4 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 49.00 AED
(12.42 €)
15.78 AED
(4.00 €)
     -67.8 %
Cappuccino (regular) 19.56 AED
(4.96 €)
13.92 AED
(3.53 €)
     -28.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.11 AED
(1.04 €)
12.27 AED
(3.11 €)
     +198.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.23 AED
(0.57 €)
11.09 AED
(2.81 €)
     +397.4 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.84 AED
(6.55 €)
18.86 AED
(4.78 €)
     -27.0 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.96 AED
(1.26 €)
6.65 AED
(1.69 €)
     +34.1 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.39 AED
(0.86 €)
4.21 AED
(1.07 €)
     +24.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.94 AED
(3.03 €)
12.86 AED
(3.26 €)
     +7.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 17.14 AED
(4.35 €)
25.43 AED
(6.45 €)
     +48.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.04 AED
(3.56 €)
18.71 AED
(4.74 €)
     +33.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.84 AED
(4.52 €)
32.66 AED
(8.28 €)
     +83.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.80 AED
(0.96 €)
5.14 AED
(1.30 €)
     +35.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.05 AED
(0.77 €)
3.28 AED
(0.83 €)
     +7.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.03 AED
(0.77 €)
4.31 AED
(1.09 €)
     +42.5 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.75 AED
(0.70 €)
6.11 AED
(1.55 €)
     +122.0 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 AED
(0.47 €)
3.55 AED
(0.90 €)
     +90.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.64 AED
(0.41 €)
2.38 AED
(0.60 €)
     +45.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 5.86 AED
(1.49 €)
5.58 AED
(1.41 €)
     -4.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.20 AED
(0.56 €)
2.97 AED
(0.75 €)
     +34.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(15.21 €)
27.61 AED
(7.00 €)
     -54.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.28 AED
(3.11 €)
4.09 AED
(1.04 €)
     -66.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.74 AED
(6.02 €)
7.19 AED
(1.82 €)
     -69.7 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(5.58 €)
30.97 AED
(7.85 €)
     +40.8 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.50 AED
(1.39 €)
13.81 AED
(3.50 €)
     +151.0 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 340.00 AED
(86.19 €)
236.69 AED
(60.00 €)
     -30.4 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(3.04 €)
18.54 AED
(4.70 €)
     +54.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED
(1.22 €)
13.71 AED
(3.48 €)
     +184.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(7.60 €)
118.35 AED
(30.00 €)
     +294.5 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.52 AED
(3.68 €)
30.67 AED
(7.78 €)
     +111.2 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 99,000.00 AED
(25,095.64 €)
98,622.69 AED
(25,000.00 €)
     -0.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 76,841.45 AED
(19,478.64 €)
92,009.34 AED
(23,323.57 €)
     +19.7 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 698.63 AED
(177.10 €)
1,164.91 AED
(295.29 €)
     +66.7 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.59 AED
(0.15 €)
0.41 AED
(0.10 €)
     -30.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 356.16 AED
(90.28 €)
142.87 AED
(36.22 €)
     -59.9 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 269.07 AED
(68.21 €)
171.15 AED
(43.38 €)
     -36.4 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 134.47 AED
(34.09 €)
95.20 AED
(24.13 €)
     -29.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 47.00 AED
(11.91 €)
47.34 AED
(12.00 €)
     +0.7 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,783.10 AED
(705.49 €)
2,468.68 AED
(625.79 €)
     -11.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 42,255.26 AED
(10,711.34 €)
63,979.23 AED
(16,218.18 €)
     +51.4 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.21 AED
(58.36 €)
347.51 AED
(88.09 €)
     +51.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 197.37 AED
(50.03 €)
155.66 AED
(39.46 €)
     -21.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 327.89 AED
(83.12 €)
366.06 AED
(92.79 €)
     +11.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 341.17 AED
(86.48 €)
464.96 AED
(117.86 €)
     +36.3 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,908.74 AED
(1,751.30 €)
5,288.15 AED
(1,340.50 €)
     -23.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,909.74 AED
(991.09 €)
4,074.65 AED
(1,032.89 €)
     +4.2 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,306.14 AED
(3,119.50 €)
9,881.28 AED
(2,504.82 €)
     -19.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,713.02 AED
(1,955.18 €)
7,533.13 AED
(1,909.58 €)
     -2.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,342.84 AED
(340.40 €)
4,499.75 AED
(1,140.65 €)
     +235.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 818.00 AED
(207.36 €)
3,373.60 AED
(855.18 €)
     +312.4 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Munich Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 16,048.52 AED
(4,068.16 €)
13,047.03 AED
(3,307.31 €)
     -18.7 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.93 2.25      -42.7 %
Last update: February 2023February 2023
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