Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 18.26% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 22.27% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dubai are 27.82% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 19.05% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 13.49% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 69.22% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.50 £
(82.35 AED)
8.99 £
(40.00 AED)
     -51.43 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 65.00 £
(289.35 AED)
56.16 £
(250.00 AED)
     -13.60 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 £
(28.93 AED)
6.74 £
(30.00 AED)
     +3.68 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 £
(26.71 AED)
10.11 £
(45.00 AED)
     +68.48 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(22.26 AED)
10.11 £
(45.00 AED)
     +102.18 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.20 £
(14.25 AED)
4.12 £
(18.35 AED)
     +28.75 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.45 £
(6.47 AED)
0.92 £
(4.10 AED)
     -36.60 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 £
(5.78 AED)
0.48 £
(2.15 AED)
     -62.83 %
Markets
London Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.04 £
(17.97 AED)
5.50 £
(24.47 AED)
     +36.18 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.00 £
(4.46 AED)
1.12 £
(5.00 AED)
     +12.05 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.81 £
(3.61 AED)
0.89 £
(3.98 AED)
     +10.21 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.34 £
(10.43 AED)
2.52 £
(11.24 AED)
     +7.78 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.96 £
(13.18 AED)
3.46 £
(15.40 AED)
     +16.87 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.05 £
(13.58 AED)
2.97 £
(13.23 AED)
     -2.59 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.62 £
(20.57 AED)
4.16 £
(18.54 AED)
     -9.87 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.93 £
(4.16 AED)
0.80 £
(3.57 AED)
     -14.14 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.59 £
(2.61 AED)
0.68 £
(3.04 AED)
     +16.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.84 £
(3.72 AED)
0.61 £
(2.71 AED)
     -27.25 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.09 £
(4.83 AED)
0.56 £
(2.47 AED)
     -48.83 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.53 £
(2.37 AED)
0.39 £
(1.72 AED)
     -27.50 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 £
(2.45 AED)
0.35 £
(1.57 AED)
     -35.82 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 £
(3.78 AED)
1.25 £
(5.55 AED)
     +46.93 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.16 £
(5.16 AED)
0.51 £
(2.25 AED)
     -56.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(35.61 AED)
13.48 £
(60.00 AED)
     +68.48 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.19 £
(9.74 AED)
2.68 £
(11.95 AED)
     +22.72 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.53 £
(11.25 AED)
4.64 £
(20.66 AED)
     +83.58 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.00 £
(57.87 AED)
4.94 £
(22.00 AED)
     -61.98 %
Transportation
London Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(12.46 AED)
1.12 £
(5.00 AED)
     -59.89 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 159.50 £
(710.01 AED)
67.39 £
(300.00 AED)
     -57.75 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.65 £
(20.70 AED)
2.70 £
(12.00 AED)
     -42.03 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(12.18 AED)
1.08 £
(4.83 AED)
     -60.36 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(128.20 AED)
6.74 £
(30.00 AED)
     -76.60 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.68 £
(29.73 AED)
3.66 £
(16.31 AED)
     -45.14 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,300.00 £
(108,171.40 AED)
21,902.74 £
(97,500.00 AED)
     -9.87 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,525.69 £
(109,176.07 AED)
17,125.04 £
(76,232.09 AED)
     -30.18 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 247.09 £
(1,099.93 AED)
136.41 £
(607.21 AED)
     -44.80 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.58 AED)
0.12 £
(0.53 AED)
     -8.51 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 30.11 £
(134.05 AED)
82.22 £
(366.00 AED)
     +173.03 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.90 £
(199.85 AED)
64.81 £
(288.48 AED)
     +44.35 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.70 £
(52.10 AED)
30.09 £
(133.97 AED)
     +157.14 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 £
(57.87 AED)
10.11 £
(45.00 AED)
     -22.24 %
Childcare
London Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,550.95 £
(6,904.04 AED)
608.50 £
(2,708.73 AED)
     -60.77 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,815.79 £
(83,758.45 AED)
10,597.54 £
(47,174.93 AED)
     -43.68 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 77.78 £
(346.23 AED)
52.15 £
(232.17 AED)
     -32.94 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 34.25 £
(152.46 AED)
47.11 £
(209.73 AED)
     +37.56 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 75.98 £
(338.21 AED)
66.61 £
(296.53 AED)
     -12.32 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.75 £
(426.23 AED)
72.82 £
(324.18 AED)
     -23.94 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,799.11 £
(8,008.73 AED)
1,356.46 £
(6,038.30 AED)
     -24.60 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,308.53 £
(5,824.91 AED)
816.67 £
(3,635.42 AED)
     -37.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,308.81 £
(14,729.16 AED)
2,429.03 £
(10,812.82 AED)
     -26.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,182.68 £
(9,716.19 AED)
1,604.92 £
(7,144.31 AED)
     -26.47 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,222.95 £
(5,443.97 AED)
295.11 £
(1,313.70 AED)
     -75.87 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 634.48 £
(2,824.37 AED)
181.43 £
(807.63 AED)
     -71.40 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,940.94 £
(13,091.59 AED)
3,868.00 £
(17,218.41 AED)
     +31.52 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.69 3.68      +36.90 %
Last update: August 2022August 2022
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