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Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 8.42% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in United Arab Emirates is 46.89% higher than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 8.17 $ 4.90-13.61
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40.84 $ 27.23-68.06
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.81 $ 5.45-8.17
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.89 $ 8.17-13.61
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 10.89 $ 8.17-13.61
Cappuccino (regular) 4.53 $ 3.27-5.72
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.63 $ 0.41-1.09
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.36 $ 0.27-0.54
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.86 $ 4.12-10.31
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.74-1.48
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.92 $ 0.49-1.48
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.62 $ 1.85-4.08
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.75 $ 1.85-6.17
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.88 $ 1.85-4.94
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.66 $ 3.46-7.41
Apples (1 lb) 0.96 $ 0.74-1.48
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $ 0.62-1.23
Oranges (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.49-1.48
Tomato (1 lb) 0.75 $ 0.49-1.48
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.35-0.86
Onion (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.25-0.62
Lettuce (1 head) 1.72 $ 0.82-2.72
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.57 $ 0.41-0.82
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 19.06 $ 13.61-27.23
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.73 $ 2.45-12.25
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.28 $ 2.18-12.25
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 5.45 $ 2.72-5.45
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.36 $ 0.82-2.04
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 57.17 $ 27.23-95.29
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.72 $ 1.36-3.27
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.85 $ 0.66-1.31
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 8.17 $ 6.81-13.61
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.10 $ 1.86-2.37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,419.32 $ 16,335.46-25,864.47
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 17,794.96 $ 14,974.17-20,419.32
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 160.51 $ 95.29-267.02
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.14 $ 0.08-0.27
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 100.39 $ 81.68-144.30
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 88.48 $ 40.84-136.13
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 28.07 $ 13.61-54.45
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.07 $ 9.53-12.25
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 620.33 $ 272.26-952.90
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 10,902.85 $ 5,445.15-16,335.46
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 61.52 $ 27.23-108.90
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 51.25 $ 27.23-81.68
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 86.01 $ 54.45-136.13
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.45 $ 54.45-136.13
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,604.18 $ 952.90-2,314.19
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,116.20 $ 680.64-1,633.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 3,214.45 $ 1,633.55-4,219.99
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,303.29 $ 1,361.29-3,267.09
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 348.03 $ 190.58-543.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 239.02 $ 163.35-326.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 3,143.13 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.28 0.82-1.36

Prices in United Arab Emirates

These data are based on 11913 entries in the past 18 months from 1362 different contributors.
Last update: April 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
Dubai 70.98 62.82 67.09 58.71 67.72 124.60
Abu Dhabi 63.18 60.75 62.02 52.20 64.23 126.81
Sharjah 56.09 28.49 42.93 48.00 40.38 120.17
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