Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 14.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in United Arab Emirates is, on average, 0.41% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 28.00 AED 15.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 100.00-400.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 26.00 AED 23.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 25.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.84 AED 8.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.42 AED 2.43-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.39 AED 1.00-3.64
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.83 AED 15.14-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.13 AED 2.00-7.26
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.11 AED 1.81-6.12
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.45 AED 5.00-16.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.70 AED 9.07-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 11.42 AED 5.44-19.05
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.92 AED 11.34-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.34 AED 1.81-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.73 AED 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.92 AED 1.81-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.33 AED 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.65 AED 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.46 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 5.98 AED 2.00-12.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.18 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 57.50 AED 32.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.89 AED 5.00-30.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.59 AED 7.00-40.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 2.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.50 AED 80.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.00-13.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED 2.41-8.05
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.00 AED 6.81-10.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 85,000.00 AED 70,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,654.72 AED 65,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 595.46 AED 396.67-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.49 AED 0.25-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 361.95 AED 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 260.62 AED 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 113.32 AED 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,812.14 AED 960.74-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,763.12 AED 16,850.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 204.12 AED 75.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 183.84 AED 75.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 311.01 AED 150.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 301.62 AED 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,837.12 AED 2,530.14-11,797.17
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,176.95 AED 1,629.44-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,730.00 AED 4,321.07-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,310.46 AED 3,048.80-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,067.56 AED 650.32-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 715.80 AED 400.00-1,199.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,648.17 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.25 3.00-6.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

This country had 9993 entries in the past 12 months by 1069 different contributors.
Last update: December 2020
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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By City in United Arab Emirates

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Dubai 67.38 50.05 58.99 51.60 71.26 86.78
Abu Dhabi 59.94 43.66 52.06 49.60 56.41 91.55
Ajman 56.22 35.82 46.35 42.52 59.84 40.14
Sharjah 52.80 23.29 38.52 41.04 41.70 83.15
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