Cost of Living in Sharjah

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

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 AED 12.00-35.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00 AED 60.00-200.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 AED 25.00-40.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (1 pint draught) 27.50 AED 10.00-35.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 25.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.95 AED 10.00-24.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.16 AED 2.50-5.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.06 AED 1.00-2.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 23.71 AED 18.93-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.90 AED 1.81-6.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.62 AED 1.67-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.64 AED 4.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.25 AED 9.07-29.48
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 9.60 AED 4.54-18.14
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 14.19 AED 9.07-22.68
Apples (1 lb) 3.09 AED 1.81-4.08
Banana (1 lb) 2.58 AED 2.27-3.33
Oranges (1 lb) 2.61 AED 1.36-3.63
Tomato (1 lb) 1.96 AED 1.13-2.72
Potato (1 lb) 1.56 AED 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.39 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 4.96 AED 2.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.88 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Non-Alcoholic Wine (Mid-Range) 20.00 AED 15.00-30.00
Domestic Non-Alcoholic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 6.89 AED 4.00-10.00
Imported Non-Alcoholic Beer (12 oz small bottle) 11.57 AED 7.00-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 AED 5.00-12.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED 200.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 13.50 AED 12.00-15.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 3.22-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.60 AED 10.41-14.84
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED 75,000.00-166,827.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,931.25 AED 75,000.00-81,900.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 635.51 AED 500.00-914.93
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 220.00 AED 199.00-225.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 335.10 AED 299.00-400.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 197.37 AED 100.00-300.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.00 AED 50.00-100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 43.50 AED 35.00-50.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 966.67 AED 666.67-1,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 19,000.00 AED 12,000.00-25,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 169.29 AED 85.00-300.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 264.58 AED 40.00-500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 232.86 AED 175.00-300.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 255.00 AED 150.00-350.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,611.11 AED 2,500.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,600.00 AED 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 5,442.00 AED 4,000.00-9,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,161.75 AED 3,000.00-6,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,230.96 AED 743.22-2,322.56
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 836.12 AED 557.41-929.02
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 6,288.89 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.64 3.00-5.00

Prices in Sharjah

This city had 602 entries in the past 12 months by 64 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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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.