Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 27.81% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 31.62% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dubai are 36.69% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 22.07% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 28.10% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 8.34% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(76.53 AED)
6.86 £
(35.00 AED)
     -54.27 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(306.14 AED)
49.00 £
(250.00 AED)
     -18.34 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(30.61 AED)
5.49 £
(28.00 AED)
     -8.54 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(25.51 AED)
8.82 £
(45.00 AED)
     +76.39 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(25.51 AED)
8.82 £
(45.00 AED)
     +76.39 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.94 £
(15.02 AED)
3.63 £
(18.53 AED)
     +23.38 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.46 £
(7.45 AED)
0.88 £
(4.47 AED)
     -39.97 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.13 £
(5.75 AED)
0.35 £
(1.78 AED)
     -69.09 %
Markets
London Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.53 £
(18.00 AED)
4.27 £
(21.78 AED)
     +21.01 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.92 £
(4.71 AED)
0.85 £
(4.32 AED)
     -8.33 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.71 £
(3.61 AED)
0.59 £
(3.03 AED)
     -15.84 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.23 £
(11.37 AED)
1.82 £
(9.30 AED)
     -18.27 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.15 £
(16.06 AED)
3.05 £
(15.55 AED)
     -3.18 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.76 £
(14.11 AED)
2.01 £
(10.26 AED)
     -27.26 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.59 £
(23.43 AED)
3.21 £
(16.39 AED)
     -30.04 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.01 £
(5.16 AED)
0.63 £
(3.23 AED)
     -37.31 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.50 £
(2.54 AED)
0.51 £
(2.63 AED)
     +3.26 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.91 £
(4.64 AED)
0.56 £
(2.84 AED)
     -38.74 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.13 £
(5.79 AED)
0.45 £
(2.28 AED)
     -60.52 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.50 £
(2.53 AED)
0.31 £
(1.58 AED)
     -37.67 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(2.73 AED)
0.28 £
(1.42 AED)
     -48.13 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(3.98 AED)
1.17 £
(5.95 AED)
     +49.37 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.01 £
(5.15 AED)
0.43 £
(2.18 AED)
     -57.71 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(40.82 AED)
11.76 £
(60.00 AED)
     +46.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.88 £
(9.59 AED)
2.90 £
(14.79 AED)
     +54.20 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.11 £
(10.76 AED)
4.59 £
(23.41 AED)
     +117.59 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.50 £
(63.78 AED)
4.31 £
(22.00 AED)
     -65.51 %
Transportation
London Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(14.29 AED)
0.98 £
(5.00 AED)
     -65.00 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 159.00 £
(811.27 AED)
58.80 £
(300.00 AED)
     -63.02 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(15.31 AED)
2.35 £
(12.00 AED)
     -21.60 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(13.96 AED)
0.77 £
(3.94 AED)
     -71.75 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(146.95 AED)
5.88 £
(30.00 AED)
     -79.58 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.64 £
(23.69 AED)
1.56 £
(7.97 AED)
     -66.37 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,306.50 £
(118,917.02 AED)
17,639.06 £
(90,000.00 AED)
     -24.32 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,327.31 £
(119,023.22 AED)
14,143.37 £
(72,163.89 AED)
     -39.37 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 182.15 £
(929.39 AED)
125.12 £
(638.40 AED)
     -31.31 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.66 AED)
0.09 £
(0.44 AED)
     -33.63 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.67 £
(161.61 AED)
69.73 £
(355.78 AED)
     +120.15 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.67 £
(238.11 AED)
49.69 £
(253.54 AED)
     +6.48 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.09 £
(46.38 AED)
24.70 £
(126.03 AED)
     +171.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.97 £
(76.41 AED)
7.84 £
(40.00 AED)
     -47.65 %
Childcare
London Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,399.77 £
(7,142.06 AED)
481.93 £
(2,458.97 AED)
     -65.57 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 18,256.52 £
(93,150.46 AED)
8,701.94 £
(44,400.00 AED)
     -52.34 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 55.69 £
(284.15 AED)
39.68 £
(202.44 AED)
     -28.75 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 27.81 £
(141.92 AED)
37.81 £
(192.92 AED)
     +35.93 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.45 £
(359.45 AED)
61.49 £
(313.75 AED)
     -12.71 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.14 £
(444.63 AED)
62.12 £
(316.97 AED)
     -28.71 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,643.98 £
(8,388.12 AED)
1,045.24 £
(5,333.12 AED)
     -36.42 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,269.82 £
(6,479.02 AED)
699.07 £
(3,566.87 AED)
     -44.95 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,182.76 £
(16,239.43 AED)
2,074.63 £
(10,585.39 AED)
     -34.82 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,097.45 £
(10,701.84 AED)
1,368.68 £
(6,983.46 AED)
     -34.75 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,043.37 £
(5,323.57 AED)
217.39 £
(1,109.19 AED)
     -79.16 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 514.16 £
(2,623.39 AED)
160.15 £
(817.12 AED)
     -68.85 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,174.42 £
(16,196.89 AED)
2,351.81 £
(11,999.65 AED)
     -25.91 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.56 3.93      +53.60 %
Last update: August 2021August 2021
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