Quality of Life in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purchasing Power Index 89.00   Moderate
Safety Index 83.67   Very High
Health Care Index 67.58   High
Climate Index 50.27   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 64.04   Low
Property Price to Income Ratio 4.35   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 38.12   Moderate
Pollution Index 50.25   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 157.91   Very High

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Last update: July 2021

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4 Comments so far
Savio Noronha on Jan 31, 2021:
Thought Id add some positivity to the other posts here. Dubai is a great city that thrives on the principle of rewarding the good citizens and penalising the bad ones. Its safer than most cities I've been to. You can earn relatively well. It is tougher when you are single I might say considering your lifestyle but then I know some people having a ball at the same time.I am an expat and have been here long enough to see this city grow and change.I have worked hard when I was younger and have progressed with the city.
Yes we do have accidents sometimes because we have some of the best roads in the world and allow people from all over the world with varied driving skills to drive so you are bound to have issues.
You are watched discreetly but then thats how it stays safe.
Yes freedom of speech is controlled but then you always know you are here to do better and then leave. Their business is none of yours
Its in the desert! Its going to be hot. But then there are super comfortable ac systems everywhere

I have to praise them for achieving what they have with what they were given.I like this city. Its not perfect but neither am |I :)
Alex on Feb 13, 2019:
Dubai is fake. All the luxuries are for very very few mostly local Arabs and a few high paid expats from US or Brits. Others just survive trying to live and save while facing extreme hot weather and insults from the privileged few. If you are coming here to seek fortune, stay away. If you are already rich and running away from something, be it weather or child support. It will be great.

On the good side, cars are cheap, fuel is cheap, food can be cheap if you cook at home. Lots of hookers, Dubai airport is great. White skin is god. No tax filings and work visas are easy.
Not a bad place for a year or two. A hell after that.
Colgabusa on Jan 10, 2018:
How about considering freedom of speech, freedom of the press, right to peaceably assemble, sexual orientation, religion. I see many countries with a "hight" quality of life where you are not allow to be yourself
blackbeard on Sep 05, 2017:
This is not accurate at all. Let me start with safety index. Streets may be safe but roads are mayhem, deadly traffic accidents are almost every day in the newspapers.
Health care, if you don’t have insurance well good luck. Never get sick, let me put it that way. It is very very expensive.
Climate index, 4-5 months out 12 you can enjoy outdoors. Rest of the year is either hot, crazy hot or sand storms.
Cost of living, depends on the person. There are huge variety of grocery stores, restaurants etc. according to your budget you can manage.
Pollution, not industrial pollution but sand and dust is pretty bad. Plus AC will be almost always working.