Cost of Living in Sharjah

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 AED 10.00-30.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 85.00 AED 61.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED 22.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 30.00 AED 25.00-35.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 50.00 AED 30.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.08 AED 6.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.50 AED 2.00-4.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.10 AED 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.83 AED 15.14-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.19 AED 1.81-5.44
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.83 AED 1.81-4.08
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.97 AED 4.80-19.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.27 AED 7.26-27.22
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.37 AED 4.54-13.61
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.16 AED 9.07-21.32
Apples (1 lb) 3.04 AED 0.91-3.63
Banana (1 lb) 2.45 AED 1.36-4.08
Oranges (1 lb) 2.52 AED 1.36-4.54
Tomato (1 lb) 1.87 AED 1.13-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.40 AED 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.19 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 4.82 AED 2.00-7.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.07 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 22.50 AED 10.00-45.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.71 AED 4.00-13.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.50 AED 5.00-17.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 AED 14.00-40.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 AED 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED 150.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.00 AED 10.00-14.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.41-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 18.00-60.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.47 AED 6.81-11.36
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 67,500.00 AED 50,000.00-75,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,058.82 AED 60,000.00-75,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 661.13 AED 500.00-1,168.75
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.43 AED 0.25-0.60
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 385.30 AED 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 208.21 AED 150.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 82.69 AED 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,225.00 AED 700.00-2,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 21,633.33 AED 15,000.00-35,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 186.71 AED 80.00-350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 161.10 AED 60.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 284.32 AED 150.00-400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 258.96 AED 120.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,587.29 AED 2,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,827.50 AED 1,500.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,421.88 AED 3,600.00-8,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 3,786.67 AED 3,000.00-5,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 681.42 AED 371.61-929.02
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 421.78 AED 250.84-603.86
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,940.58 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.21 2.99-5.00

Prices in Sharjah

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Last update: November 2020
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10 Comments so far
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.
Usman Sarwar on Jun 16, 2018:
I have 4 kids:
11 yrs: 5 grade
6 yrs: 1 grade
4 + 4 yrs (twins): LKG
we will be moving to Abu Dhabhi in end Sept 2018. will they be able to get admission ?
what will be the total tution fees ?
average salary ?
Dorji Phurba on May 20, 2018:
Is there anyone who works in Sharjah Golf and shooting club from India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Dorji Phurba on May 20, 2018:
I got an offer from the Sharjah Golf and shooting club. They have agreed to pay me monthly salary of AED 12000 from which I have to pay for a apartment and for the transportation from the above salary. They have looked for the apartment which is five minutes drive from the club costing AED 2500/month. They will also pay for the to and fro flight tickets for my vacation. Regarding the meal, I will cook a simple and normal meal by myself. Therefore, I would appreciate if someone could kindly and honestly tell me approximately, how much I can save in a month from the above offer. For your kind information, I will be coming alone.
Senator m on Jan 04, 2018:
Im living in sharjah and dubai in same time for one bed room appartment with all expens and elec and internet in best place in sharjah cost 4500( notice always ask the appartment owner if its free chiller ) it makes differnce in elec bill
Any one want to live in sharjah suppose to put in mind min salary 10000 dirhams
Anonymous on Jul 20, 2017:
House Rent :

Studio - 1000 to 2000 AED/Month
1 BHK - 2500 to 3500 AED/Month
2 BHK - 4000 to 5000 AED/Month

Food expense :

Breakfast - 4 to 12 AED/Day
Lunch - 5 to 15 AED/Day
Dinner - 6 to 15 AED/Day

Transportation :

Daily - 6 to 20 (Public transport both sides)

Other Expenses :

Miscellaneous - 100 to 1000 AED/Month

Overall minimum salary required:

Bachelor - 4k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife - 10k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife & small kid - 12k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife & singlr school going kid - 15k/month
Anonymous on Jul 20, 2017:
In Sharjah,

Minimum Salary...

Bachlor - 4k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife - 10k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife & small kid - 12k/month
A normal Maried Man with wife & singlr school going kid - 15k/month
pankaj bahgal on Apr 19, 2017:
I am production engineer coming to do job in sharjah on monthly salary 5000 AED, company provide free accommodation and transport so how much i can save without my family & with family of 3 person
joypizza on Mar 30, 2017:
Hi its me Joy, I & my wife plan to move to UAE next week. So how can I find job agents and feetable accomedation?
Omario Jillali on Nov 22, 2016:
Please,

I am a B2B Event Producer and I was offered an opportunity in Sharjah, to join an NGO for their events. Salary package they are offering is around AED 25,000 per month Inclusive of basic, housing and transportation plus yearly return ticket and medical insurance. A relocation package will be provided if selected, as I am based in Casablanca.

Any comments please?Thanks