Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and Sharjah 

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Consumer Prices in Sharjah are 26.5% lower than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sharjah are 39.9% lower than in Dubai
Rent Prices in Sharjah are 57.1% lower than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in Sharjah are 49.0% lower than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in Sharjah are 25.2% lower than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in Sharjah is 27.4% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 40.00 AED 20.00 AED      -50.0 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 AED 80.00 AED      -73.3 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED 30.00 AED      -14.3 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED 27.50 AED      -38.9 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED 40.00 AED      -11.1 %
Cappuccino (regular) 21.15 AED 15.95 AED      -24.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 AED 3.16 AED      -27.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.66 AED 1.06 AED      -60.4 %
Markets
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.37 AED 23.71 AED      -16.4 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 5.54 AED 3.90 AED      -29.6 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.71 AED 2.62 AED      -29.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.80 AED 8.64 AED      -26.8 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 18.27 AED 14.25 AED      -22.0 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 14.47 AED 9.60 AED      -33.7 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.67 AED 14.19 AED      -19.7 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.88 AED 3.09 AED      -20.3 %
Banana (1 lb) 3.24 AED 2.58 AED      -20.2 %
Oranges (1 lb) 3.05 AED 2.61 AED      -14.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.78 AED 1.96 AED      -29.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 AED 1.56 AED      -5.5 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.61 AED 1.39 AED      -13.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.35 AED 4.96 AED      -21.9 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.38 AED 1.88 AED      -21.0 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED 20.00 AED      -66.7 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.67 AED 6.89 AED      -45.6 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 22.04 AED 11.57 AED      -47.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED 22.00 AED      -4.3 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 AED 8.00 AED      +33.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 250.00 AED      -16.7 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 13.50 AED      +12.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 4.83 AED      0.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 AED 30.00 AED      -14.3 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.56 AED 11.60 AED      +0.3 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED 150,000.00 AED      0.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,903.45 AED 78,931.25 AED      -4.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 769.05 AED 635.51 AED      -17.4 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 217.51 AED 220.00 AED      +1.1 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 357.90 AED 335.10 AED      -6.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 328.79 AED 197.37 AED      -40.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 180.20 AED 70.00 AED      -61.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 AED 43.50 AED      -13.0 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,677.91 AED 966.67 AED      -63.9 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 53,589.74 AED 19,000.00 AED      -64.5 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 241.54 AED 169.29 AED      -29.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 218.71 AED 264.58 AED      +21.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 371.11 AED 232.86 AED      -37.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 358.55 AED 255.00 AED      -28.9 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 8,055.93 AED 3,611.11 AED      -55.2 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,844.05 AED 3,600.00 AED      -25.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,573.41 AED 5,442.00 AED      -65.1 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,759.52 AED 4,161.75 AED      -61.3 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,695.05 AED 1,230.96 AED      -27.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,014.73 AED 836.12 AED      -17.6 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit Sharjah Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 14,417.97 AED 6,288.89 AED      -56.4 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.97 4.64      -6.7 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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