Quality of Life in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Purchasing Power Index 85.76   Moderate
Safety Index 83.46   Very High
Health Care Index 67.47   High
Climate Index 50.27   Moderate
Cost of Living Index 66.82   Moderate
Property Price to Income Ratio 5.13   Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 38.26   Moderate
Pollution Index 50.61   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 155.10   Very High

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4 Comments so far
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.
Mark Huey on Nov 14, 2016:
Dubai is not this high at all, especially not for immigrants from Southern Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka). It many be for expats from Western countries, however you compare this to Singapore with much better, albeit not great, human rights and it is surprising to see this in a different percentile to much more liveable (in my experience) cities, such as Hong Kong, Colombo, Kochi, Singapore and Macau.