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Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 10.38% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Arab Emirates is 11.24% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED 16.00-45.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 AED 100.00-280.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 21.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 30.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.57 AED 12.00-22.96
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.04 AED 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.36 AED 1.00-3.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.71 AED 17.03-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.25 AED 2.72-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.19 AED 2.04-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.39 AED 7.20-17.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.99 AED 9.07-31.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.36 AED 6.80-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.48 AED 11.34-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.70 AED 2.72-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 2.96 AED 2.27-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 3.01 AED 1.81-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.74 AED 1.81-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.74 AED 1.13-2.49
Onion (1 lb) 1.43 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 6.50 AED 3.20-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED 40.00-85.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.37 AED 8.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.37 AED 8.00-30.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 AED 19.00-22.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 2.50-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 AED 100.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED 2.54-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.52 AED 7.19-9.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 AED 60,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 69,603.44 AED 60,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 568.36 AED 340.00-956.25
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.44 AED 0.30-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 368.30 AED 299.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 284.97 AED 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 108.74 AED 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,851.50 AED 1,000.00-3,333.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 33,435.37 AED 15,000.00-55,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 208.22 AED 100.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 179.14 AED 90.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 314.87 AED 200.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 310.05 AED 200.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,052.89 AED 3,000.00-7,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,474.04 AED 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,368.85 AED 5,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,733.63 AED 4,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,144.46 AED 565.00-1,599.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 742.11 AED 353.03-1,114.83
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,464.77 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.23 3.00-5.50

Prices in United Arab Emirates

These data are based on 11952 entries in the past 18 months from 1493 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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 68.77 52.94 61.18 55.64 69.18 99.47
Abu Dhabi 64.03 46.25 55.51 51.89 68.59 102.57
Sharjah 53.03 25.34 39.76 38.87 42.86 96.12
Ajman 49.89 32.88 41.74 38.32 39.40 62.73
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