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Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 18.14% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Arab Emirates is 7.70% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED 14.00-40.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED 94.00-250.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 18.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 25.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.50 AED 10.00-22.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.91 AED 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.32 AED 1.00-2.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 20.59 AED 15.00-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.85 AED 2.00-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.52 AED 1.80-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.22 AED 5.00-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.65 AED 8.16-31.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 10.50 AED 5.00-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 13.76 AED 7.10-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.40 AED 1.80-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.69 AED 1.50-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 2.35 AED 1.50-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 1.99 AED 1.25-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.36 AED 1.00-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.97 AED 0.50-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 4.24 AED 3.00-9.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.04 AED 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 30.00 AED 20.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.41 AED 10.00-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.66 AED 10.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 AED 10.00-21.50
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.50 AED 2.50-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 169.75 AED 85.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 11.50 AED 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.04 AED 2.25-4.83
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 25.00 AED 12.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.55 AED 7.09-9.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 80,000.00 AED 55,000.00-100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 66,780.07 AED 50,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 554.88 AED 297.50-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.42 AED 0.20-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 358.96 AED 250.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 265.90 AED 150.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 94.31 AED 30.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,755.73 AED 800.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 29,857.58 AED 14,000.00-51,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 205.23 AED 100.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 166.24 AED 60.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 308.61 AED 200.00-450.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 303.00 AED 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,972.58 AED 2,500.00-7,603.38
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,313.63 AED 1,950.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,707.83 AED 5,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,442.64 AED 4,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 814.44 AED 500.00-1,499.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 615.78 AED 371.61-999.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,609.75 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.03 2.25-5.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: April 2019
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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 63.24 47.59 55.67 52.80 66.04 103.44
Dubai 58.66 47.25 53.14 41.98 64.05 116.56
Sharjah 52.62 25.02 39.28 38.95 41.36 94.40
Ajman 51.30 32.56 42.24 41.40 38.61 65.56
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