Cost of Living Comparison Between New York, NY and Dubai 

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Consumer Prices in Dubai are 32.98% lower than in New York, NY (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Dubai are 40.77% lower than in New York, NY
Rent Prices in Dubai are 49.28% lower than in New York, NY
Restaurant Prices in Dubai are 28.30% lower than in New York, NY
Groceries Prices in Dubai are 48.64% lower than in New York, NY
Local Purchasing Power in Dubai is 16.86% lower than in New York, NY
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Restaurants
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(73.46 AED)
9.53 $
(35.00 AED)
     -52.35 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 100.00 $
(367.30 AED)
68.06 $
(250.00 AED)
     -31.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 9.50 $
(34.89 AED)
7.90 $
(29.00 AED)
     -16.89 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 7.35 $
(27.00 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +66.69 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 8.73 $
(32.05 AED)
12.25 $
(45.00 AED)
     +40.42 %
Cappuccino (regular) 4.82 $
(17.70 AED)
5.14 $
(18.86 AED)
     +6.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.17 $
(7.97 AED)
1.21 $
(4.45 AED)
     -44.16 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.75 $
(6.44 AED)
0.45 $
(1.66 AED)
     -74.25 %
Markets
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.54 $
(16.68 AED)
6.07 $
(22.30 AED)
     +33.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.43 $
(12.61 AED)
1.23 $
(4.52 AED)
     -64.15 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.60 $
(9.54 AED)
0.83 $
(3.05 AED)
     -67.98 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.35 $
(12.32 AED)
2.62 $
(9.63 AED)
     -21.80 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 6.87 $
(25.22 AED)
4.59 $
(16.84 AED)
     -33.22 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 6.19 $
(22.73 AED)
3.40 $
(12.47 AED)
     -45.13 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.38 $
(27.12 AED)
4.98 $
(18.30 AED)
     -32.53 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.77 $
(10.19 AED)
0.94 $
(3.46 AED)
     -66.05 %
Banana (1 lb) 1.29 $
(4.73 AED)
0.74 $
(2.71 AED)
     -42.61 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.37 $
(8.70 AED)
0.83 $
(3.05 AED)
     -65.00 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.60 $
(9.53 AED)
0.65 $
(2.40 AED)
     -74.78 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.90 $
(6.97 AED)
0.46 $
(1.71 AED)
     -75.53 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.76 $
(6.47 AED)
0.41 $
(1.50 AED)
     -76.77 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.20 $
(8.09 AED)
1.70 $
(6.26 AED)
     -22.68 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.09 $
(7.69 AED)
0.61 $
(2.22 AED)
     -71.11 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(55.09 AED)
16.34 $
(60.00 AED)
     +8.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.06 $
(11.24 AED)
4.09 $
(15.01 AED)
     +33.52 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.01 $
(11.07 AED)
5.14 $
(18.88 AED)
     +70.59 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 15.00 $
(55.09 AED)
5.99 $
(22.00 AED)
     -60.07 %
Transportation
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.75 $
(10.10 AED)
1.36 $
(5.00 AED)
     -50.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 127.00 $
(466.47 AED)
81.68 $
(300.00 AED)
     -35.69 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(12.86 AED)
3.27 $
(12.00 AED)
     -6.65 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(11.02 AED)
0.88 $
(3.22 AED)
     -70.79 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 $
(128.55 AED)
8.17 $
(30.00 AED)
     -76.66 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.70 $
(9.93 AED)
2.06 $
(7.58 AED)
     -23.69 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $
(80,805.34 AED)
24,503.33 $
(90,000.00 AED)
     +11.38 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,205.73 $
(77,888.00 AED)
19,397.86 $
(71,247.76 AED)
     -8.53 %
Utilities (Monthly)
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 147.75 $
(542.68 AED)
175.73 $
(645.44 AED)
     +18.94 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $
(0.40 AED)
0.13 $
(0.49 AED)
     +20.78 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 64.06 $
(235.28 AED)
96.83 $
(355.66 AED)
     +51.17 %
Sports And Leisure
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 86.16 $
(316.45 AED)
79.42 $
(291.69 AED)
     -7.82 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 36.75 $
(134.98 AED)
31.39 $
(115.30 AED)
     -14.58 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 16.00 $
(58.77 AED)
10.89 $
(40.00 AED)
     -31.94 %
Childcare
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,479.17 $
(9,105.93 AED)
597.24 $
(2,193.64 AED)
     -75.91 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,200.00 $
(143,980.42 AED)
11,270.38 $
(41,395.77 AED)
     -71.25 %
Clothing And Shoes
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 58.52 $
(214.93 AED)
57.76 $
(212.15 AED)
     -1.30 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.80 $
(153.53 AED)
52.18 $
(191.65 AED)
     +24.83 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 89.66 $
(329.32 AED)
88.20 $
(323.96 AED)
     -1.63 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 142.63 $
(523.89 AED)
89.74 $
(329.62 AED)
     -37.08 %
Rent Per Month
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,364.29 $
(12,356.94 AED)
1,579.73 $
(5,802.31 AED)
     -53.04 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,010.53 $
(7,384.60 AED)
1,043.19 $
(3,831.62 AED)
     -48.11 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,560.09 $
(24,095.02 AED)
3,043.86 $
(11,180.00 AED)
     -53.60 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,482.68 $
(12,791.79 AED)
2,153.36 $
(7,909.21 AED)
     -38.17 %
Buy Apartment Price
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,515.09 $
(5,564.87 AED)
343.03 $
(1,259.94 AED)
     -77.36 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 747.74 $
(2,746.42 AED)
226.88 $
(833.33 AED)
     -69.66 %
Salaries And Financing
New York, NY Edit Dubai Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,022.99 $
(22,122.28 AED)
2,966.10 $
(10,894.39 AED)
     -50.75 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.77 4.20      +11.46 %
Last update: January 2021January 2021
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