Cost of Living Comparison Between Manchester and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 8.4% lower than in Manchester (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 12.1% higher than in Manchester
Rent Prices in Dubai are 56.5% higher than in Manchester
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 6.4% lower than in Manchester
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 26.9% lower than in Manchester
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 22.4% higher than in Manchester
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Restaurants
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(69.94 AED)
8.58 £
(40.00 AED)
     -42.8 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(279.76 AED)
64.34 £
(300.00 AED)
     +7.2 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(37.30 AED)
7.51 £
(35.00 AED)
     -6.2 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(23.31 AED)
9.65 £
(45.00 AED)
     +93.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.50 £
(25.64 AED)
9.65 £
(45.00 AED)
     +75.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.56 £
(16.58 AED)
4.73 £
(22.03 AED)
     +32.9 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.01 £
(9.38 AED)
0.97 £
(4.51 AED)
     -51.9 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.44 £
(6.71 AED)
0.69 £
(3.23 AED)
     -51.8 %
Markets
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.53 £
(21.14 AED)
5.96 £
(27.80 AED)
     +31.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.04 £
(4.84 AED)
1.17 £
(5.44 AED)
     +12.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.77 £
(3.59 AED)
0.82 £
(3.83 AED)
     +6.6 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.08 £
(14.35 AED)
2.60 £
(12.11 AED)
     -15.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.38 £
(15.74 AED)
3.46 £
(16.12 AED)
     +2.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.83 £
(13.18 AED)
2.75 £
(12.84 AED)
     -2.6 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.99 £
(27.92 AED)
3.33 £
(15.52 AED)
     -44.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.92 £
(4.31 AED)
0.84 £
(3.91 AED)
     -9.2 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 £
(2.63 AED)
0.71 £
(3.29 AED)
     +25.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.24 £
(5.78 AED)
0.63 £
(2.95 AED)
     -49.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.52 £
(7.11 AED)
0.58 £
(2.69 AED)
     -62.1 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.85 £
(3.96 AED)
0.36 £
(1.70 AED)
     -57.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.59 £
(2.74 AED)
0.46 £
(2.15 AED)
     -21.6 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.86 £
(4.02 AED)
1.34 £
(6.24 AED)
     +55.2 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00 £
(4.64 AED)
0.49 £
(2.29 AED)
     -50.7 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(37.30 AED)
10.72 £
(50.00 AED)
     +34.0 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.27 £
(10.60 AED)
2.41 £
(11.22 AED)
     +5.8 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.29 £
(15.33 AED)
4.15 £
(19.33 AED)
     +26.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.25 £
(61.78 AED)
4.93 £
(23.00 AED)
     -62.8 %
Transportation
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 £
(9.33 AED)
1.39 £
(6.50 AED)
     -30.3 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 80.00 £
(373.01 AED)
64.34 £
(300.00 AED)
     -19.6 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.40 £
(15.85 AED)
2.57 £
(12.00 AED)
     -24.3 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 £
(16.32 AED)
1.04 £
(4.83 AED)
     -70.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 18.60 £
(86.72 AED)
7.51 £
(35.00 AED)
     -59.6 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.55 £
(25.86 AED)
2.50 £
(11.64 AED)
     -55.0 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,285.00 £
(131,881.89 AED)
28,203.10 £
(131,500.00 AED)
     -0.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,595.33 £
(124,003.63 AED)
17,986.13 £
(83,862.31 AED)
     -32.4 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 252.71 £
(1,178.27 AED)
153.79 £
(717.05 AED)
     -39.1 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.23 £
(66.34 AED)
45.93 £
(214.15 AED)
     +222.8 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.00 £
(139.88 AED)
76.33 £
(355.91 AED)
     +154.4 %
Sports And Leisure
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.88 £
(134.63 AED)
70.42 £
(328.33 AED)
     +143.9 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.42 £
(48.57 AED)
38.07 £
(177.50 AED)
     +265.5 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.72 £
(45.34 AED)
10.72 £
(50.00 AED)
     +10.3 %
Childcare
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,298.17 £
(6,052.84 AED)
603.87 £
(2,815.62 AED)
     -53.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,750.00 £
(54,785.65 AED)
11,395.92 £
(53,134.71 AED)
     -3.0 %
Clothing And Shoes
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.00 £
(270.43 AED)
46.28 £
(215.79 AED)
     -20.2 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.54 £
(147.05 AED)
44.18 £
(206.00 AED)
     +40.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.19 £
(336.58 AED)
77.13 £
(359.63 AED)
     +6.8 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 61.67 £
(287.53 AED)
74.63 £
(347.97 AED)
     +21.0 %
Rent Per Month
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,175.00 £
(5,478.57 AED)
1,762.25 £
(8,216.70 AED)
     +50.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 888.46 £
(4,142.55 AED)
1,071.54 £
(4,996.15 AED)
     +20.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,913.56 £
(8,922.16 AED)
3,208.14 £
(14,958.32 AED)
     +67.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,317.65 £
(6,143.67 AED)
2,245.36 £
(10,469.23 AED)
     +70.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 372.91 £
(1,738.73 AED)
352.68 £
(1,644.40 AED)
     -5.4 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 250.84 £
(1,169.55 AED)
203.04 £
(946.69 AED)
     -19.1 %
Salaries And Financing
Manchester Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,265.52 £
(10,563.25 AED)
3,108.35 £
(14,493.02 AED)
     +37.2 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.21 4.94      -20.5 %
Last update: June 2024June 2024
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