Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in United Arab Emirates:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 31.39 AED 15.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 80.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 AED 28.00-40.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 20.00-65.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 25.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.76 AED 10.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 4.17 AED 2.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.46 AED 1.00-7.69
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 27.86 AED 17.03-46.90
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.73 AED 2.72-11.11
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.30 AED 1.81-6.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.03 AED 6.00-18.02
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.25 AED 7.60-45.36
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.70 AED 5.44-22.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.95 AED 9.98-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.64 AED 1.81-4.99
Banana (1 lb) 2.92 AED 1.81-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 3.39 AED 1.36-9.34
Tomato (1 lb) 2.30 AED 1.36-4.54
Potato (1 lb) 1.86 AED 0.91-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 1.78 AED 0.91-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 6.64 AED 2.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.23 AED 1.50-3.82
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.00 AED 20.53-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.38 AED 5.00-33.72
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.40 AED 8.00-61.69
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 23.00 AED 20.00-28.98
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 AED 2.00-16.07
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 80.00-570.92
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 9.35-20.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.83 AED 2.93-12.94
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 25.67-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 11.65 AED 10.52-15.14
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 150,000.00 AED 97,000.00-166,827.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 83,066.55 AED 78,812.50-100,932.17
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 642.08 AED 386.36-1,062.50
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 219.15 AED 100.00-390.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 376.46 AED 299.00-538.98
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 270.74 AED 100.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 128.22 AED 59.69-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 AED 35.00-60.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,515.45 AED 992.31-4,818.17
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 35,317.59 AED 18,849.82-70,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.20 AED 70.00-430.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 229.89 AED 100.00-400.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 372.12 AED 200.00-565.65
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 426.53 AED 190.00-1,135.19
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,442.40 AED 3,500.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,313.66 AED 2,740.68-7,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,123.75 AED 5,492.73-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,711.71 AED 4,149.31-16,500.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,207.68 AED 516.67-2,554.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 853.54 AED 436.04-1,672.24
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,769.82 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.40 1.51-7.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: April 2024
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Distribution of Expenses Using Our Statistical Model:
  

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 62.7 53.6 58.3 46.8 61.5 114.9
Abu Dhabi 58.2 44.8 51.8 43.0 59.8 114.9
Ajman 46.8 53.6 50.0 32.3 35.7 76.0
Sharjah 46.3 22.9 35.2 36.4 30.8 88.8
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