Cost of Living in Sharjah

Summary about cost of living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 AED 10.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 70.00 AED 50.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 20.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 25.00 AED 10.00-35.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 25.00 AED 21.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.78 AED 4.00-27.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.67 AED 2.00-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.09 AED 1.00-1.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 24.16 AED 13.82-43.53
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.66 AED 1.81-6.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.58 AED 1.00-5.44
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.21 AED 6.00-12.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.68 AED 11.34-63.50
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.16 AED 5.44-15.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 15.79 AED 9.07-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.28 AED 1.81-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.48 AED 2.06-3.33
Oranges (1 lb) 2.45 AED 1.36-4.08
Tomato (1 lb) 1.89 AED 0.91-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.42 AED 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.25 AED 0.91-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 4.60 AED 1.50-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.82 AED 1.50-2.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 AED 15.00-45.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 5.82 AED 3.00-9.45
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 10.50 AED 5.00-15.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 AED 5.00-13.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED 125.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 AED 12.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.41-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 15.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.82 AED 9.58-15.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 AED 70,000.00-150,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 AED 60,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 587.11 AED 500.00-800.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.33 AED 0.10-0.40
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 340.07 AED 299.00-400.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 191.00 AED 125.00-333.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 73.75 AED 0.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 987.50 AED 600.00-2,200.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,866.67 AED 12,000.00-30,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 177.50 AED 50.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 210.83 AED 40.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 255.00 AED 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 245.00 AED 100.00-350.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 23,535.71 AED 2,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 17,923.08 AED 2,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 4,372.48 AED 3,000.00-6,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,364.89 AED 2,500.00-4,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 548.12 AED 278.71-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 603.86 AED 464.51-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 5,313.20 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.75 3.00-6.00

Prices in Sharjah

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Last update: August 2022
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2 Comments so far
sidor on Aug 05, 2022:
Please correct somehow these unrealistic averages for 1 bedroom.
BETSIE BAHRU on Feb 28, 2020:
Hello everyone,
Im looking for a job in Sharjah, How do u think i should apply for one?
Any recommendations?
I have a bachelor's degree!
Please send some tips and hints, Thanks.