Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Dubai 

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Cost of Living in Dubai is 39.1% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Dubai is 44.0% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Dubai are 49.3% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 39.4% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 54.2% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 20.6% higher than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 $
(110.19 AED)
10.89 $
(40.00 AED)
     -63.7 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 130.00 $
(477.49 AED)
80.84 $
(296.92 AED)
     -37.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 12.00 $
(44.08 AED)
9.53 $
(35.00 AED)
     -20.6 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 8.00 $
(29.38 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +53.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.00 $
(36.73 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +22.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.66 $
(20.80 AED)
5.87 $
(21.56 AED)
     +3.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.07 $
(11.28 AED)
1.14 $
(4.19 AED)
     -62.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 $
(8.37 AED)
0.72 $
(2.64 AED)
     -68.4 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.64 $
(20.73 AED)
7.34 $
(26.96 AED)
     +30.1 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.35 $
(15.99 AED)
1.45 $
(5.32 AED)
     -66.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.33 $
(12.23 AED)
1.03 $
(3.80 AED)
     -68.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.25 $
(19.28 AED)
3.26 $
(11.96 AED)
     -37.9 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7.46 $
(27.40 AED)
4.42 $
(16.22 AED)
     -40.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.81 $
(25.02 AED)
3.54 $
(13.00 AED)
     -48.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 8.69 $
(31.92 AED)
4.25 $
(15.62 AED)
     -51.1 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.14 $
(11.52 AED)
1.04 $
(3.81 AED)
     -66.9 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.96 $
(3.53 AED)
0.86 $
(3.16 AED)
     -10.5 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.59 $
(9.53 AED)
0.81 $
(2.96 AED)
     -69.0 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.93 $
(10.75 AED)
0.71 $
(2.62 AED)
     -75.6 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.81 $
(6.63 AED)
0.44 $
(1.63 AED)
     -75.4 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.69 $
(6.20 AED)
0.55 $
(2.02 AED)
     -67.4 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.95 $
(10.83 AED)
1.67 $
(6.14 AED)
     -43.3 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.47 $
(9.09 AED)
0.62 $
(2.28 AED)
     -74.9 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 $
(73.46 AED)
14.97 $
(55.00 AED)
     -25.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.57 $
(9.44 AED)
3.14 $
(11.54 AED)
     +22.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.81 $
(13.98 AED)
4.65 $
(17.07 AED)
     +22.1 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 17.00 $
(62.44 AED)
6.26 $
(23.00 AED)
     -63.2 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.90 $
(10.65 AED)
1.63 $
(6.00 AED)
     -43.7 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 132.00 $
(484.83 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     -38.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $
(18.36 AED)
3.27 $
(12.00 AED)
     -34.7 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(12.86 AED)
1.31 $
(4.83 AED)
     -62.4 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 34.00 $
(124.88 AED)
8.17 $
(30.00 AED)
     -76.0 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.86 $
(14.18 AED)
3.13 $
(11.51 AED)
     -18.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,500.00 $
(115,698.71 AED)
39,477.54 $
(145,000.00 AED)
     +25.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,469.93 $
(100,896.36 AED)
22,706.44 $
(83,400.18 AED)
     -17.3 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 176.78 $
(649.32 AED)
201.41 $
(739.79 AED)
     +13.9 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 66.45 $
(244.06 AED)
58.74 $
(215.75 AED)
     -11.6 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.88 $
(260.35 AED)
95.93 $
(352.33 AED)
     +35.3 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 140.00 $
(514.22 AED)
88.22 $
(324.04 AED)
     -37.0 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 77.86 $
(285.97 AED)
48.74 $
(179.04 AED)
     -37.4 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 20.00 $
(73.46 AED)
13.61 $
(50.00 AED)
     -31.9 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,096.67 $
(11,373.98 AED)
732.55 $
(2,690.62 AED)
     -76.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 57,600.00 $
(211,563.36 AED)
14,336.75 $
(52,658.54 AED)
     -75.1 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 71.83 $
(263.83 AED)
61.15 $
(224.60 AED)
     -14.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.24 $
(177.18 AED)
58.70 $
(215.59 AED)
     +21.7 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 98.90 $
(363.26 AED)
96.51 $
(354.49 AED)
     -2.4 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 165.41 $
(607.54 AED)
94.10 $
(345.62 AED)
     -43.1 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,328.21 $
(15,897.39 AED)
2,124.14 $
(7,801.91 AED)
     -50.9 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,861.97 $
(10,511.93 AED)
1,296.52 $
(4,762.07 AED)
     -54.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,565.00 $
(31,459.03 AED)
4,110.26 $
(15,096.88 AED)
     -52.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,551.11 $
(16,716.12 AED)
2,770.67 $
(10,176.60 AED)
     -39.1 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,641.14 $
(6,027.87 AED)
455.18 $
(1,671.85 AED)
     -72.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,142.75 $
(4,197.29 AED)
260.50 $
(956.82 AED)
     -77.2 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,898.46 $
(21,664.91 AED)
3,983.74 $
(14,632.19 AED)
     -32.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.72 4.95      -26.3 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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