Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in United Arab Emirates:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 33.50 AED 14.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 80.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 AED 27.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 39.48 AED 20.00-65.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 25.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.41 AED 10.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.15 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.21 AED 1.00-7.42
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 28.19 AED 18.93-46.90
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.69 AED 2.72-10.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.34 AED 1.81-6.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.09 AED 6.00-18.63
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.38 AED 7.88-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.74 AED 5.44-22.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.45 AED 9.98-27.48
Apples (1 lb) 3.63 AED 1.81-4.99
Banana (1 lb) 2.90 AED 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 3.38 AED 1.36-9.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.31 AED 1.36-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.83 AED 0.91-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 1.67 AED 0.91-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 6.74 AED 2.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.26 AED 1.50-3.84
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 AED 21.21-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.54 AED 5.00-33.72
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 24.27 AED 7.00-65.67
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED 20.00-28.98
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 AED 2.00-15.97
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED 80.00-590.18
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 8.00-19.90
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.98-12.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 25.67-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.70 AED 10.60-15.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED 96,000.00-166,827.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 82,919.42 AED 78,931.25-100,932.17
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 637.74 AED 368.26-1,062.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 220.06 AED 100.00-400.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 378.91 AED 299.00-538.98
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 271.74 AED 120.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 129.19 AED 60.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 46.00 AED 35.00-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,480.78 AED 966.67-4,817.79
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,991.64 AED 18,849.82-65,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 228.18 AED 75.00-430.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 226.71 AED 98.34-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 368.72 AED 200.00-559.48
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 421.49 AED 190.00-1,135.19
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,358.67 AED 3,500.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,292.77 AED 2,500.00-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,292.83 AED 5,442.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,807.04 AED 4,161.75-16,895.80
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,163.87 AED 515.24-2,499.98
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 828.91 AED 432.57-1,672.24
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,564.52 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.33 1.51-7.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

This country had 6168 entries in the past 12 months by 793 different contributors.
Last update: February 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 64.1 55.4 60.0 48.2 60.9 103.3
Abu Dhabi 58.5 46.4 52.7 43.3 58.1 111.3
Ajman 47.5 54.9 51.0 32.5 35.4 72.9
Sharjah 47.1 23.8 36.1 36.1 30.9 76.2
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