Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 15.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 186.78 AED 70.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 28.00 AED 23.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 35.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 38.27 AED 25.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.94 AED 7.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.92 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.28 AED 1.00-7.43
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 25.35 AED 15.14-45.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.43 AED 2.27-8.06
Rice (white), (1 lb) 4.14 AED 1.81-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 10.97 AED 6.00-19.20
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.76 AED 7.47-31.75
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.37 AED 6.35-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.91 AED 9.98-27.53
Apples (1 lb) 3.52 AED 1.81-4.63
Banana (1 lb) 2.86 AED 2.04-4.95
Oranges (1 lb) 3.03 AED 1.36-9.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.25 AED 1.36-3.18
Potato (1 lb) 1.88 AED 0.91-4.78
Onion (1 lb) 1.60 AED 0.91-2.79
Lettuce (1 head) 6.12 AED 2.50-14.27
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.27 AED 1.50-3.81
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 AED 24.00-101.41
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.82 AED 5.00-36.97
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 24.07 AED 7.00-61.69
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-26.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 AED 2.00-16.01
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 80.00-546.19
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 6.00-19.90
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.41-12.87
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-40.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 14.27 AED 9.58-17.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 97,150.00 AED 75,000.00-134,000.76
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 77,615.83 AED 70,000.00-108,980.11
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 548.74 AED 326.34-914.93
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.71 AED 0.10-1.45
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 366.09 AED 215.28-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 265.57 AED 110.56-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 111.19 AED 32.22-180.17
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 42.00 AED 35.00-55.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,231.66 AED 711.11-4,494.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 28,534.36 AED 12,333.33-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 205.36 AED 60.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 199.69 AED 65.00-345.94
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 325.19 AED 180.00-538.11
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 373.37 AED 150.00-1,006.88
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,286.62 AED 1,711.11-25,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,160.09 AED 865.00-17,923.08
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,408.95 AED 2,722.22-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,500.29 AED 2,166.67-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 730.49 AED 469.21-1,799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 550.31 AED 420.62-1,009.75
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,473.35 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.21 1.46-6.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: August 2022
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By City in United Arab Emirates

Rank
City
Cost of Living Index
Rent Index
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index
Groceries Index
Restaurant Price Index
Local Purchasing Power Index
Dubai 64.02 42.54 53.48 48.23 68.76 135.12
Abu Dhabi 56.23 43.33 49.90 45.13 56.87 95.56
Sharjah 47.59 76.16 61.61 38.97 34.65 36.23
Ajman 37.63 11.49 24.81 35.60 31.54 266.44
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