Cost of Living Comparison Between London and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 26.49% lower than in London (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 30.51% lower than in London
Rent Prices in Dubai are 35.74% lower than in London
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 21.94% lower than in London
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 25.25% lower than in London
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 10.91% higher than in London
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Restaurants
London Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 £
(77.07 AED)
6.81 £
(35.00 AED)
     -54.59 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 £
(308.27 AED)
48.66 £
(250.00 AED)
     -18.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 £
(30.83 AED)
5.45 £
(28.00 AED)
     -9.17 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 £
(25.69 AED)
8.76 £
(45.00 AED)
     +75.17 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.61 £
(23.67 AED)
8.76 £
(45.00 AED)
     +90.14 %
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 £
(14.85 AED)
3.71 £
(19.04 AED)
     +28.18 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1.48 £
(7.59 AED)
0.94 £
(4.83 AED)
     -36.43 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.11 £
(5.71 AED)
0.34 £
(1.75 AED)
     -69.26 %
Markets
London Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.57 £
(18.35 AED)
4.31 £
(22.13 AED)
     +20.62 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 £
(4.60 AED)
0.87 £
(4.47 AED)
     -2.72 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.69 £
(3.55 AED)
0.62 £
(3.19 AED)
     -10.27 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.18 £
(11.20 AED)
1.76 £
(9.04 AED)
     -19.31 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.90 £
(14.89 AED)
3.22 £
(16.56 AED)
     +11.23 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.82 £
(14.48 AED)
2.26 £
(11.64 AED)
     -19.61 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.52 £
(23.25 AED)
3.40 £
(17.48 AED)
     -24.79 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.00 £
(5.15 AED)
0.65 £
(3.32 AED)
     -35.61 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.52 £
(2.67 AED)
0.51 £
(2.61 AED)
     -2.24 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.92 £
(4.71 AED)
0.55 £
(2.84 AED)
     -39.56 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.17 £
(6.00 AED)
0.46 £
(2.36 AED)
     -60.71 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.56 £
(2.89 AED)
0.31 £
(1.59 AED)
     -45.06 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 £
(2.64 AED)
0.28 £
(1.45 AED)
     -45.15 %
Lettuce (1 head) 0.78 £
(4.02 AED)
1.21 £
(6.22 AED)
     +54.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.85 £
(4.37 AED)
0.44 £
(2.25 AED)
     -48.39 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.00 £
(41.10 AED)
11.68 £
(60.00 AED)
     +45.98 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.81 £
(9.31 AED)
2.87 £
(14.77 AED)
     +58.58 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.99 £
(10.22 AED)
4.04 £
(20.74 AED)
     +102.95 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 12.20 £
(62.68 AED)
4.28 £
(22.00 AED)
     -64.90 %
Transportation
London Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.80 £
(14.39 AED)
0.97 £
(5.00 AED)
     -65.24 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 158.00 £
(811.77 AED)
58.39 £
(300.00 AED)
     -63.04 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 £
(15.41 AED)
2.34 £
(12.00 AED)
     -22.15 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.74 £
(14.06 AED)
0.77 £
(3.93 AED)
     -72.03 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.80 £
(147.97 AED)
5.84 £
(30.00 AED)
     -79.73 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.52 £
(23.21 AED)
1.47 £
(7.54 AED)
     -67.52 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,017.50 £
(118,259.55 AED)
17,419.87 £
(89,500.00 AED)
     -24.32 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,836.61 £
(117,330.16 AED)
13,718.63 £
(70,483.72 AED)
     -39.93 %
Utilities (Monthly)
London Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 181.25 £
(931.22 AED)
129.68 £
(666.27 AED)
     -28.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 £
(0.65 AED)
0.09 £
(0.45 AED)
     -30.32 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 31.66 £
(162.64 AED)
68.84 £
(353.70 AED)
     +117.48 %
Sports And Leisure
London Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 45.23 £
(232.38 AED)
48.51 £
(249.24 AED)
     +7.25 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.73 £
(55.13 AED)
23.96 £
(123.12 AED)
     +123.32 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.25 £
(68.08 AED)
7.79 £
(40.00 AED)
     -41.24 %
Childcare
London Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,439.72 £
(7,397.00 AED)
453.88 £
(2,331.97 AED)
     -68.47 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,856.00 £
(91,740.74 AED)
8,495.17 £
(43,646.55 AED)
     -52.42 %
Clothing And Shoes
London Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 59.53 £
(305.85 AED)
40.22 £
(206.66 AED)
     -32.43 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.53 £
(151.73 AED)
37.83 £
(194.36 AED)
     +28.09 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 69.80 £
(358.62 AED)
61.15 £
(314.18 AED)
     -12.39 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 82.22 £
(422.44 AED)
63.75 £
(327.55 AED)
     -22.46 %
Rent Per Month
London Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,704.16 £
(8,755.66 AED)
1,076.00 £
(5,528.31 AED)
     -36.86 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,257.08 £
(6,458.62 AED)
717.64 £
(3,687.10 AED)
     -42.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,320.59 £
(17,060.55 AED)
2,101.83 £
(10,798.79 AED)
     -36.70 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,048.82 £
(10,526.44 AED)
1,458.01 £
(7,490.97 AED)
     -28.84 %
Buy Apartment Price
London Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,013.68 £
(5,208.10 AED)
240.09 £
(1,233.52 AED)
     -76.32 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 518.08 £
(2,661.79 AED)
161.75 £
(831.05 AED)
     -68.78 %
Salaries And Financing
London Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 2,968.86 £
(15,253.43 AED)
2,288.11 £
(11,755.86 AED)
     -22.93 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 2.59 4.06      +56.76 %
Last update: May 2021May 2021
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