Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 19.8% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 20.6% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dubai are 21.6% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 21.7% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 25.7% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 16.4% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 18.00 £
(83.75 AED)
8.60 £
(40.00 AED)
     -52.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 £
(372.21 AED)
64.48 £
(300.00 AED)
     -19.4 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8.00 £
(37.22 AED)
7.52 £
(35.00 AED)
     -6.0 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.45 £
(30.01 AED)
9.67 £
(45.00 AED)
     +50.0 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 £
(23.26 AED)
10.21 £
(47.50 AED)
     +104.2 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.59 £
(16.68 AED)
4.58 £
(21.29 AED)
     +27.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.97 £
(9.15 AED)
0.94 £
(4.39 AED)
     -52.0 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.56 £
(7.24 AED)
0.58 £
(2.68 AED)
     -63.0 %
Markets
London Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.00 £
(23.28 AED)
6.10 £
(28.37 AED)
     +21.9 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.36 £
(6.33 AED)
1.19 £
(5.54 AED)
     -12.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.91 £
(4.25 AED)
0.80 £
(3.71 AED)
     -12.7 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.33 £
(15.47 AED)
2.54 £
(11.80 AED)
     -23.7 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.46 £
(16.09 AED)
3.93 £
(18.27 AED)
     +13.6 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3.46 £
(16.08 AED)
3.07 £
(14.26 AED)
     -11.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.44 £
(25.31 AED)
3.80 £
(17.67 AED)
     -30.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.11 £
(5.16 AED)
0.83 £
(3.88 AED)
     -24.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 £
(2.57 AED)
0.70 £
(3.24 AED)
     +25.9 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.18 £
(5.49 AED)
0.66 £
(3.05 AED)
     -44.4 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.51 £
(7.03 AED)
0.60 £
(2.78 AED)
     -60.4 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 £
(2.54 AED)
0.35 £
(1.65 AED)
     -35.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 £
(2.45 AED)
0.35 £
(1.61 AED)
     -34.2 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.94 £
(4.37 AED)
1.37 £
(6.35 AED)
     +45.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.27 £
(5.92 AED)
0.51 £
(2.38 AED)
     -59.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.00 £
(41.87 AED)
12.90 £
(60.00 AED)
     +43.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.00 £
(9.30 AED)
2.72 £
(12.67 AED)
     +36.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.43 £
(11.30 AED)
4.74 £
(22.04 AED)
     +95.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 £
(69.79 AED)
4.94 £
(23.00 AED)
     -67.0 %
Transportation
London Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(13.03 AED)
1.29 £
(6.00 AED)
     -53.9 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 195.00 £
(907.27 AED)
64.48 £
(300.00 AED)
     -66.9 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 £
(18.61 AED)
2.58 £
(12.00 AED)
     -35.5 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.05 £
(14.19 AED)
1.04 £
(4.83 AED)
     -66.0 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 £
(139.58 AED)
7.52 £
(35.00 AED)
     -74.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.71 £
(26.55 AED)
2.49 £
(11.56 AED)
     -56.4 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,560.00 £
(123,575.24 AED)
32,239.47 £
(150,000.00 AED)
     +21.4 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,680.31 £
(124,135.01 AED)
17,818.42 £
(82,903.45 AED)
     -33.2 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 284.98 £
(1,325.93 AED)
165.29 £
(769.05 AED)
     -42.0 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14.88 £
(69.22 AED)
47.15 £
(219.38 AED)
     +216.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 32.18 £
(149.73 AED)
77.39 £
(360.06 AED)
     +140.5 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 49.00 £
(227.98 AED)
70.67 £
(328.79 AED)
     +44.2 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 13.03 £
(60.61 AED)
38.73 £
(180.20 AED)
     +197.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 15.00 £
(69.79 AED)
10.75 £
(50.00 AED)
     -28.4 %
Childcare
London Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,824.68 £
(8,489.68 AED)
575.56 £
(2,677.91 AED)
     -68.5 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 20,054.76 £
(93,308.43 AED)
11,518.03 £
(53,589.74 AED)
     -42.6 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 83.69 £
(389.36 AED)
51.92 £
(241.54 AED)
     -38.0 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.34 £
(183.05 AED)
47.01 £
(218.71 AED)
     +19.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 87.91 £
(409.00 AED)
79.76 £
(371.11 AED)
     -9.3 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 98.12 £
(456.54 AED)
77.06 £
(358.55 AED)
     -21.5 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,204.17 £
(10,255.29 AED)
1,698.03 £
(7,900.38 AED)
     -23.0 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,615.82 £
(7,517.88 AED)
1,041.13 £
(4,844.05 AED)
     -35.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,165.38 £
(19,380.21 AED)
3,347.19 £
(15,573.41 AED)
     -19.6 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,734.62 £
(12,723.30 AED)
2,312.54 £
(10,759.52 AED)
     -15.4 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,261.22 £
(5,868.05 AED)
364.32 £
(1,695.05 AED)
     -71.1 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 711.15 £
(3,308.77 AED)
218.09 £
(1,014.73 AED)
     -69.3 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,294.74 £
(15,329.40 AED)
3,044.83 £
(14,166.63 AED)
     -7.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 5.60 4.97      -11.1 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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