Cost of Living Comparison Between Dubai and London 

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Consumer Prices in London are 35.15% higher than in Dubai (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in London are 42.99% higher than in Dubai
Rent Prices in London are 54.63% higher than in Dubai
Restaurant Prices in London are 27.19% higher than in Dubai
Groceries Prices in London are 32.96% higher than in Dubai
Local Purchasing Power in London is 7.29% lower than in Dubai
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Restaurants
Dubai Edit London Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 35.00 AED
(6.86 £)
76.57 AED
(15.00 £)
     +118.77 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 AED
(48.97 £)
306.28 AED
(60.00 £)
     +22.51 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED
(5.49 £)
30.63 AED
(6.00 £)
     +9.39 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 45.00 AED
(8.82 £)
25.52 AED
(5.00 £)
     -43.28 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(8.82 £)
23.46 AED
(4.60 £)
     -47.87 %
Cappuccino (regular) 19.17 AED
(3.75 £)
14.76 AED
(2.89 £)
     -23.01 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.76 AED
(0.93 £)
7.55 AED
(1.48 £)
     +58.57 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.77 AED
(0.35 £)
5.67 AED
(1.11 £)
     +221.24 %
Markets
Dubai Edit London Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 22.22 AED
(4.35 £)
18.34 AED
(3.59 £)
     -17.46 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.47 AED
(0.88 £)
4.61 AED
(0.90 £)
     +3.07 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.19 AED
(0.62 £)
3.53 AED
(0.69 £)
     +10.72 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.04 AED
(1.77 £)
11.12 AED
(2.18 £)
     +23.13 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.56 AED
(3.24 £)
14.79 AED
(2.90 £)
     -10.67 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.64 AED
(2.28 £)
14.38 AED
(2.82 £)
     +23.60 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.48 AED
(3.42 £)
23.10 AED
(4.52 £)
     +32.12 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.32 AED
(0.65 £)
5.12 AED
(1.00 £)
     +54.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.61 AED
(0.51 £)
2.66 AED
(0.52 £)
     +1.63 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.84 AED
(0.56 £)
4.68 AED
(0.92 £)
     +64.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.36 AED
(0.46 £)
5.96 AED
(1.17 £)
     +152.86 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.59 AED
(0.31 £)
2.87 AED
(0.56 £)
     +80.84 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.45 AED
(0.28 £)
2.62 AED
(0.51 £)
     +81.14 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.22 AED
(1.22 £)
3.99 AED
(0.78 £)
     -35.85 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED
(0.44 £)
4.34 AED
(0.85 £)
     +92.51 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(11.75 £)
40.84 AED
(8.00 £)
     -31.94 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.77 AED
(2.89 £)
9.25 AED
(1.81 £)
     -37.35 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 20.74 AED
(4.06 £)
10.15 AED
(1.99 £)
     -51.05 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(4.31 £)
62.28 AED
(12.20 £)
     +183.08 %
Transportation
Dubai Edit London Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(0.98 £)
14.29 AED
(2.80 £)
     +185.86 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED
(58.77 £)
806.54 AED
(158.00 £)
     +168.85 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(2.35 £)
15.31 AED
(3.00 £)
     +27.62 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.93 AED
(0.77 £)
13.97 AED
(2.74 £)
     +255.26 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(5.88 £)
147.02 AED
(28.80 £)
     +390.05 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.54 AED
(1.48 £)
23.06 AED
(4.52 £)
     +205.92 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 89,500.00 AED
(17,532.81 £)
117,497.76 AED
(23,017.50 £)
     +31.28 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,483.72 AED
(13,807.57 £)
116,574.36 AED
(22,836.61 £)
     +65.39 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Dubai Edit London Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 666.27 AED
(130.52 £)
925.22 AED
(181.25 £)
     +38.87 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 AED
(0.09 £)
0.65 AED
(0.13 £)
     +42.58 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 353.69 AED
(69.29 £)
161.59 AED
(31.66 £)
     -54.31 %
Sports And Leisure
Dubai Edit London Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 249.24 AED
(48.83 £)
230.89 AED
(45.23 £)
     -7.36 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 123.12 AED
(24.12 £)
54.78 AED
(10.73 £)
     -55.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED
(7.84 £)
67.64 AED
(13.25 £)
     +69.09 %
Childcare
Dubai Edit London Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,331.97 AED
(456.83 £)
7,349.35 AED
(1,439.72 £)
     +215.16 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 43,646.55 AED
(8,550.24 £)
91,149.77 AED
(17,856.00 £)
     +108.84 %
Clothing And Shoes
Dubai Edit London Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 206.63 AED
(40.48 £)
303.88 AED
(59.53 £)
     +47.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 194.34 AED
(38.07 £)
150.76 AED
(29.53 £)
     -22.43 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 314.15 AED
(61.54 £)
356.31 AED
(69.80 £)
     +13.42 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 327.52 AED
(64.16 £)
419.72 AED
(82.22 £)
     +28.15 %
Rent Per Month
Dubai Edit London Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,527.73 AED
(1,082.87 £)
8,699.26 AED
(1,704.16 £)
     +57.37 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,686.65 AED
(722.21 £)
6,417.02 AED
(1,257.08 £)
     +74.06 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 10,797.24 AED
(2,115.15 £)
16,950.65 AED
(3,320.59 £)
     +56.99 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,490.97 AED
(1,467.46 £)
10,458.63 AED
(2,048.82 £)
     +39.62 %
Buy Apartment Price
Dubai Edit London Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,233.52 AED
(241.64 £)
5,174.55 AED
(1,013.68 £)
     +319.49 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 831.05 AED
(162.80 £)
2,644.64 AED
(518.08 £)
     +218.23 %
Salaries And Financing
Dubai Edit London Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,592.11 AED
(2,270.86 £)
15,368.02 AED
(3,010.55 £)
     +32.57 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.08 2.59      -36.45 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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