Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in United Arab Emirates:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 15.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 90.00-450.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED 28.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 37.40 AED 20.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 25.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.99 AED 10.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.23 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.60 AED 1.00-8.67
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.33 AED 17.03-46.86
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.77 AED 2.72-11.11
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.30 AED 1.81-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.30 AED 6.00-18.63
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.64 AED 7.47-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.47 AED 6.35-22.39
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.81 AED 9.98-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.62 AED 1.81-4.94
Banana (1 lb) 2.94 AED 1.95-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 3.31 AED 1.36-9.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.32 AED 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.90 AED 0.91-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 1.86 AED 0.91-3.44
Lettuce (1 head) 6.79 AED 2.50-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED 1.50-3.73
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 AED 20.53-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.44 AED 5.00-36.10
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.67 AED 8.00-65.67
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED 20.00-29.21
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 AED 2.00-15.97
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 80.00-570.92
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 8.00-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.93-12.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 26.53-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.59 AED 10.60-14.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 149,878.41 AED 97,000.00-166,827.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,346.32 AED 79,526.67-100,932.17
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 615.88 AED 378.49-1,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 217.94 AED 100.00-350.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 371.18 AED 299.00-515.08
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 267.66 AED 100.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 127.42 AED 60.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.50 AED 35.55-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,572.11 AED 1,053.85-4,861.11
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 36,045.44 AED 18,000.00-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 214.73 AED 70.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 220.61 AED 100.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 368.06 AED 200.00-550.68
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 418.62 AED 200.00-1,135.19
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,249.29 AED 3,169.42-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,268.04 AED 2,800.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,036.49 AED 5,613.29-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,142.32 AED 4,300.00-16,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,102.01 AED 511.68-2,499.98
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 760.44 AED 435.72-1,499.99
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,904.09 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.16 1.50-6.33

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: June 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

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 60.7 51.3 56.2 45.8 61.0 123.6
Abu Dhabi 54.5 35.6 45.4 42.1 54.8 156.9
Sharjah 47.4 21.8 35.1 37.5 31.5 94.9
Ajman 46.7 52.9 49.7 33.1 35.5 79.1
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