Cost of Living Comparison Between United Arab Emirates and United States Reverse

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Consumer Prices in United States are 15.96% higher than in United Arab Emirates (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 9.99% higher than in United Arab Emirates
Rent Prices in United States are 0.07% higher than in United Arab Emirates
Restaurant Prices in United States are 12.19% higher than in United Arab Emirates
Groceries Prices in United States are 43.92% higher than in United Arab Emirates
Local Purchasing Power in United States is 21.57% higher than in United Arab Emirates
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Restaurants
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED
(8.17 $)
55.10 AED
(15.00 $)
     +83.65 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED
(54.45 $)
215.79 AED
(58.75 $)
     +7.90 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED
(7.62 $)
29.38 AED
(8.00 $)
     +4.94 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED
(10.89 $)
18.37 AED
(5.00 $)
     -54.09 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED
(12.25 $)
22.04 AED
(6.00 $)
     -51.03 %
Cappuccino (regular) 17.99 AED
(4.90 $)
15.68 AED
(4.27 $)
     -12.84 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.63 AED
(0.99 $)
6.97 AED
(1.90 $)
     +91.86 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.43 AED
(0.39 $)
5.63 AED
(1.53 $)
     +295.05 %
Markets
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.94 AED
(5.97 $)
11.85 AED
(3.23 $)
     -45.99 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.20 AED
(1.14 $)
9.03 AED
(2.46 $)
     +114.75 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.15 AED
(0.86 $)
6.66 AED
(1.81 $)
     +111.45 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.51 AED
(2.59 $)
8.50 AED
(2.31 $)
     -10.70 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.60 AED
(4.25 $)
18.36 AED
(5.00 $)
     +17.66 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.02 AED
(3.00 $)
15.12 AED
(4.12 $)
     +37.20 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.60 AED
(4.52 $)
20.86 AED
(5.68 $)
     +25.64 %
Apples (1 lb) 3.38 AED
(0.92 $)
7.54 AED
(2.05 $)
     +123.00 %
Banana (1 lb) 2.76 AED
(0.75 $)
2.60 AED
(0.71 $)
     -5.75 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.95 AED
(0.80 $)
6.64 AED
(1.81 $)
     +125.19 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.36 AED
(0.64 $)
7.12 AED
(1.94 $)
     +201.64 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.64 AED
(0.45 $)
4.33 AED
(1.18 $)
     +163.62 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 AED
(0.40 $)
4.35 AED
(1.18 $)
     +197.59 %
Lettuce (1 head) 6.02 AED
(1.64 $)
5.99 AED
(1.63 $)
     -0.52 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.22 AED
(0.60 $)
6.63 AED
(1.81 $)
     +198.48 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED
(16.34 $)
44.08 AED
(12.00 $)
     -26.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.51 AED
(3.68 $)
8.75 AED
(2.38 $)
     -35.26 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.29 AED
(4.71 $)
10.33 AED
(2.81 $)
     -40.28 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED
(5.99 $)
29.38 AED
(8.00 $)
     +33.57 %
Transportation
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
(1.36 $)
8.26 AED
(2.25 $)
     +65.29 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.50 AED
(64.66 $)
253.44 AED
(69.00 $)
     +6.71 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
(3.27 $)
11.94 AED
(3.25 $)
     -0.52 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED
(0.88 $)
9.92 AED
(2.70 $)
     +208.11 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
(8.17 $)
110.19 AED
(30.00 $)
     +267.30 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 7.86 AED
(2.14 $)
9.30 AED
(2.53 $)
     +18.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 86,000.00 AED
(23,413.78 $)
84,480.15 AED
(23,000.00 $)
     -1.77 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,521.51 AED
(19,471.97 $)
79,035.36 AED
(21,517.64 $)
     +10.51 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 606.50 AED
(165.12 $)
600.41 AED
(163.46 $)
     -1.01 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.48 AED
(0.13 $)
0.51 AED
(0.14 $)
     +5.47 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 360.45 AED
(98.13 $)
240.55 AED
(65.49 $)
     -33.26 %
Sports And Leisure
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 259.52 AED
(70.66 $)
136.35 AED
(37.12 $)
     -47.46 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 109.45 AED
(29.80 $)
58.41 AED
(15.90 $)
     -46.63 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED
(10.89 $)
44.08 AED
(12.00 $)
     +10.19 %
Childcare
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,906.21 AED
(518.97 $)
3,439.88 AED
(936.52 $)
     +80.46 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,920.45 AED
(9,507.21 $)
58,133.69 AED
(15,827.09 $)
     +66.47 %
Clothing And Shoes
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 202.79 AED
(55.21 $)
161.02 AED
(43.84 $)
     -20.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 184.17 AED
(50.14 $)
130.44 AED
(35.51 $)
     -29.17 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 315.03 AED
(85.77 $)
278.83 AED
(75.91 $)
     -11.49 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 306.21 AED
(83.37 $)
351.21 AED
(95.62 $)
     +14.70 %
Rent Per Month
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,774.56 AED
(1,299.89 $)
4,936.43 AED
(1,343.96 $)
     +3.39 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,218.97 AED
(876.37 $)
3,975.57 AED
(1,082.36 $)
     +23.50 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,822.60 AED
(2,401.98 $)
7,924.68 AED
(2,157.52 $)
     -10.18 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,336.42 AED
(1,725.11 $)
6,331.00 AED
(1,723.64 $)
     -0.09 %
Buy Apartment Price
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,056.28 AED
(287.57 $)
1,208.98 AED
(329.15 $)
     +14.46 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 735.40 AED
(200.22 $)
725.17 AED
(197.43 $)
     -1.39 %
Salaries And Financing
United Arab Emirates Edit United States Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,692.99 AED
(2,638.95 $)
12,960.52 AED
(3,528.54 $)
     +33.71 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.12 4.12      +0.11 %
Last update: February 2021February 2021
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