Food Prices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Western food types)

Milk (regular), (0.25 liter) 1.33 AED
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (125.00 g) 1.02 AED
Rice (white), (0.10 kg) 0.50 AED
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 1.79 AED
Local Cheese (0.10 kg) 3.72 AED
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.15 kg) 3.69 AED
Beef Round (0.15 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.07 AED
Apples (0.30 kg) 2.15 AED
Banana (0.25 kg) 1.46 AED
Oranges (0.30 kg) 1.42 AED
Tomato (0.20 kg) 0.76 AED
Potato (0.20 kg) 0.54 AED
Onion (0.10 kg) 0.16 AED
Lettuce (0.20 head) 0.72 AED
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person23.33 AED
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
723.25 AED

Recommended Minimum Amount of Money for food (2400 calories, Asian food types)

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (50.00 g) 0.41 AED
Rice (white), (0.25 kg) 1.26 AED
Eggs (regular) (2.40) 1.79 AED
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (0.20 kg) 4.92 AED
Beef Round (0.10 kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.71 AED
Apples (0.25 kg) 1.79 AED
Banana (0.25 kg) 1.46 AED
Oranges (0.15 kg) 0.71 AED
Tomato (0.20 kg) 0.76 AED
Potato (0.20 kg) 0.54 AED
Onion (0.10 kg) 0.16 AED
Lettuce (0.10 head) 0.36 AED
Daily recommended minimum amount of money for food per person16.87 AED
Monthly recommended minimum amount of money for food per person
(assuming 31 days per month)
522.88 AED

Food prices

[ Edit ] Range
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 20.20 AED 11.36-30.28
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.70 AED 1.81-6.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.28 AED 1.80-4.54
Eggs (regular) (12) 8.94 AED 3.80-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 16.87 AED 8.00-36.29
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 11.16 AED 5.00-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 12.29 AED 5.00-24.95
Apples (1 lb) 3.25 AED 1.80-5.44
Banana (1 lb) 2.66 AED 1.50-3.67
Oranges (1 lb) 2.14 AED 1.50-3.86
Tomato (1 lb) 1.73 AED 1.25-4.08
Potato (1 lb) 1.21 AED 1.00-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 AED 0.50-1.81
Lettuce (1 head) 3.60 AED 3.00-8.00

Last update: April 2019
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43 Comments so far

#Meet Gajera on Mar 31, 2019 :
I am all vegetable expoter in India Plg help me
#Sudipta Banerjee on Mar 30, 2019 :
I want to export all types of best quality TEA in UAE from India please help me
#Anonymous on Feb 14, 2019 :
I want to export egg to dubai from india kindly guide me for this
#Raza on Feb 07, 2019 :
What is the patato price in dubai today I have 2 containers reaching there today 8th February 2019
#Umesh Khonde on Jan 31, 2019 :
 Iwant to start exporting onions in Dubai plz send details. Qty is 250 ton par month

#Ahmed on Jan 13, 2019 :
#Anonymous on Jan 24, 2019 :
I want to start exporting onions in Dubai plz send details. Qty is 250 ton par month
#Ahmed on Jan 13, 2019 :
Hi I am planning to visit Dubai in search of a job. Can someone suggest me a place for accomodation at a reasonable price. Preferably a bed system for sharing. I will be there for 3 months visit.

#Anonymous on Dec 11, 2018 :
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#Gaurav s shirbhate on Nov 05, 2018 :
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#Sahin Sarker on Sep 01, 2018 :
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#Jana on Nov 15, 2017 :
May I know the price of wheat flour per kg in uae,also about electric bill ,gas bill, water bill etc
#Erfan on Jun 07, 2017 :
Dear Mr. Mahboob, I would suggest, you first decide how long you plan to stay in UAE. If you plan to live here itself, then you can do any business in a freezone based on what kind of work interests you.

its your money, you dont have to ask in a public forum what to do with it.

All the best!
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#Arul on Apr 07, 2017 :
What'll be the room rent in Dubai? For a single room.
#mahboob on Apr 05, 2017 :
dear brothers ,
pl advise I m old person of 64 years retired from lesco ,
shall I start some job or business I have aed 3,00,000, with me
shall I start business like ,,contractor of new connections in DEWA OR ANY OTHER ONE

#Helen on Mar 14, 2017 :
Food in UAE: max 400dhs per person per month for groceries (please cook yourself its much cheaper). For lunch or dinner in a simple restaurant is 10-20dhs.

Rent in UAE: Dubai super expensive, sharjah is 25000 per year for 1 bedroom very simple appartment up to 40 000 for a better home.

Transportation from Sharjah to Dubai and back can be 25dhs per day, but this is just an estimation. Check google maps for accurate prices.

Check flight costs in case you want to see your family sometimes

Don't let companies hold your passport because they can make you stuck in the country

Petrol is about 80dhs for full tank in a Toyota Corolla.
Toyota corolla is one of the most popular cars here in terms of money. 2009 model costs 17 000

Dont get loans in UAE because if you cannot pay back debt, you can end up in prison.

Calculate how mch dirham you have left after all costs and see how much that is in the money of your coutry.
#Luzaan on Feb 06, 2017 :
My son is going on a rugby tour in Dubai. What is the average price of lunch they can budget for.
#Anonymous on Dec 22, 2016 :
#TROY on Feb 25, 2016 :
Can anybody give me an address of a normal Restaurant near Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Dubai. It will be very helpful for me. I really need help.

Taste of the Town
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#Navid Khan on Sep 29, 2016 :
We are an online emirati based grocery store, supplying mostly fresh & frozen food items within Dubai, since we are new in market hence Buy from us we have free delivery in Dubai. Or contact me at 050-9546898.
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#Louis on Sep 11, 2016 :
I have been offer a gardening job in Dubai with salary 900Dirham ,free accommodation ,transport and medicine,,will I be able to save some money
#Louis on Sep 11, 2016 :
I have been offer a gardening job in Dubai with salary of 900(Dubai currency),_will I be able to save money
#peter mwita on Jun 07, 2016 :
Let the world come together and help in food production to tame this raising food prices.
#TROY on Feb 25, 2016 :
Can anybody give me an address of a normal Restaurant near Khalid Bin Waleed Road, Dubai. It will be very helpful for me. I really need help.
#TROY on Feb 25, 2016 :
Dear Friends help me,...... i came to Dubai for 10 days for some meeting, can any body suggest where i can get good foods at affordable prices. Now it is getting very tough for me to take such a costly food. Please give me with location and details.
#anu on Oct 12, 2015 :
hi i have 1 year of exp in india i have completed my masters in commerce i am looking for a job in dubai can anyone help me what might be the salary package.
#Anonymous on Sep 16, 2015 :
Is there anybody to reply to all these posts???

It would be good if all these concerns are addressed.
Thank You
#Anonymous on Sep 12, 2015 :
Hi, can u tell me how much the average sale of normal restaurent in uae? And how much cost to open a restaurent in uae?
#deepak pandey on Sep 04, 2015 :
i am looking IT hardware and networking and desktop engineer jobs in dubai and kuwait .
so can u give me some detail like that

how mach monthly salary get in hardware and networking ya desktop engineer IT

what is starting salary in IT
#williampremkumar on Aug 12, 2015 :
I like to work in UAE. Right now iam working in a shipping company as forwarding Manager. Can any one inform me any offers availed. My No is 9566644266
#Sourjeet on Aug 12, 2015 :
Hello sir I have got a job in Dubai. The salary is 1800 Aed with accomdation + medical . My question is there is no food for me how much can I save???
#Ramesh on Jul 28, 2015 :
Hi Everyone,

Its really urgent.

I am getting salary of Rs.53000 in hand in India and I have 3 years of experience.

I have been offered a job at UAE for a software company for 6000 AED per month + Free accommodation + VISA + Flight ticket + 30 days paid leave + travelling.

So looking into all the comments can I say 1000 AED will cost for Food on a higher end which means I can save 5000 AED per month?

Also Is it 6000AED worth considering the salary that I am getting in India and also my experience.

Please respond as soon as possible.
#Kamil on Jul 25, 2015 :
Please anyone can say about accommodation price in UAE For job Searcher because I do not have knowledge about UAE accommodation system.
#mukesh on Jul 16, 2015 :
Hello friends

working in uae can be good or bad as per your comfort.
1. if a person earns 1500 AED + accommodation + medical. then its upto him how much he can save because food will cost you 500AED to 800AED if company is not providing, if company providing then its saving.
2. if a person gets 2000AED to 3000AED with accommodation + medical then you can calculate about food as per point 1 or depend on your diet chart.
3. if salary is above 3000AED then you can save a little.
4. else depend on you salary / country/ currency. because you have to save for your home also. so better get more then 3000AED with food + accommodation+ medical +insurance as per country law.
#ahmad on Jun 29, 2015 :
Dear friend,

I am trying to seek a job in UAE (ICS Computer Science and autocad with expir... 2 years) my contact number 03054170826
#Anonymous on Jun 17, 2015 :
I am offered 1200aed + food + accomodation. But my sister stays there. Please advice
#olamide on Jun 03, 2015 :
my brother invites me to dubai...i want to work an electrical engineerin,if there is any vacant space you should inform me on my contact either sms or call...+2348096652759.....olamide ...thanks
#Anonymous on Jun 03, 2015 :
Just don't take any job offer with salary below 4000 AED..
#chiru on May 10, 2015 :
hi,i got a job in Sharjha (Dubai) & the company give me a Salary of 3000AED and they give only accommodation not a food,so please tell me approximately how much cost for food per month. in that Lunch & Dinner & Breakfast.
#Anonymous on Apr 30, 2015 :
How much cash to carry for 7th visit to dubai the cost of flight and accommodation not inclusive
#Raheel on Apr 28, 2015 :
Hello, my name is Raheel, i get the offer AED 28000/- + medical + yearly ticket + 30 leaves in Dubai. Can anyone suggest the cost of monthly grocery for 02 persons (we are non-vegetarian)? Also provide provide information regarding the good accommodation?

#strella on Apr 12, 2015 :
Hello can anybody please help my brother. He is currently in dubai and his getting very sad of not being familiar to the place and not being able to apply as much as he can. His a RN from the phils. His contact number is +971527268836....mga kababayan tulong naman please in case mey alam kayong job vacancy for him any work will do help...thank you very much...
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