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Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 21.04% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Arab Emirates is 22.30% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED 11.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 122.50 AED 80.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 15.00-28.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 35.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.04 AED 10.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.32 AED 1.50-4.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.25 AED 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 19.36 AED 15.00-26.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.48 AED 2.00-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.73 AED 2.00-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.12 AED 5.00-13.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.59 AED 8.00-22.68
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 8.97 AED 5.00-16.33
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.94 AED 10.00-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.08 AED 2.00-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.45 AED 2.00-3.63
Oranges (1 lb) 2.55 AED 1.81-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 2.15 AED 1.25-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.49 AED 1.00-2.72
Onion (1 lb) 1.13 AED 0.50-2.25
Lettuce (1 head) 4.61 AED 3.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 AED 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 45.00 AED 25.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.02 AED 10.00-35.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.73 AED 10.00-40.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 AED 10.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 2.80-7.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 170.00 AED 140.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 10.00 AED 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.93 AED 2.00-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.01 AED 6.44-9.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,000.00 AED 40,000.00-91,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 61,591.37 AED 40,000.00-74,419.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 550.29 AED 300.00-980.77
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 AED 0.12-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 362.53 AED 240.00-560.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 290.20 AED 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 76.92 AED 40.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 37.00 AED 35.00-45.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,933.68 AED 833.33-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 34,927.92 AED 15,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 204.91 AED 80.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 165.40 AED 70.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 297.76 AED 150.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 288.33 AED 140.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,330.59 AED 2,700.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,600.03 AED 1,750.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,731.98 AED 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,151.64 AED 4,800.00-11,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 991.04 AED 557.41-1,625.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 725.09 AED 550.00-999.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 11,372.53 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 2.50-5.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

These data are based on 15471 entries in the past 18 months from 1530 different contributors.
Last update: July 2018
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
Abu Dhabi 61.98 57.78 59.99 50.70 63.17 114.54
Dubai 54.16 49.41 51.91 38.57 55.73 151.25
Sharjah 53.42 27.82 41.28 42.98 39.68 101.59
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