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Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 8.16% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Arab Emirates is 63.87% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED 100.00-230.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 20.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 30.00-45.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 30.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.30 AED 12.00-21.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.78 AED 1.50-3.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.20 AED 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 20.83 AED 15.14-32.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.00 AED 2.27-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.68 AED 1.81-6.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.33 AED 6.80-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.60 AED 6.80-22.68
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.56 AED 6.80-17.24
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.52 AED 12.25-29.48
Apples (1 lb) 3.54 AED 2.72-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 2.90 AED 2.27-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 2.91 AED 1.81-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.82 AED 1.81-5.90
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 AED 1.36-3.18
Onion (1 lb) 1.49 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 7.17 AED 4.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 AED 45.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 30.93 AED 10.00-45.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 27.79 AED 7.50-45.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 AED 10.00-11.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 3.00-7.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 227.50 AED 120.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 AED 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED 2.41-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.88 AED 6.44-7.57
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 AED 55,000.00-90,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 64,854.76 AED 55,000.00-79,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 569.68 AED 330.00-850.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.51 AED 0.30-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 332.47 AED 260.00-450.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 345.55 AED 200.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 98.75 AED 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED 35.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,575.48 AED 1,333.33-3,750.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 39,825.97 AED 20,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 252.59 AED 150.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 195.06 AED 100.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 324.99 AED 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 333.26 AED 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,431.24 AED 3,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,548.28 AED 2,500.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,690.29 AED 6,000.00-18,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,271.21 AED 5,000.00-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,359.55 AED 876.07-1,997.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 942.35 AED 679.99-1,199.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,177.60 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20 3.00-5.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: September 2017
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 73.25 70.44 71.88 63.43 66.07 102.97
Abu Dhabi 66.70 67.88 67.27 57.61 64.52 133.17
Sharjah 60.15 29.59 45.31 51.61 42.47 109.99
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