Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED 13.10-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 39.00-470.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 30.00 AED 24.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 38.50 AED 20.00-60.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 40.00 AED 25.00-55.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18.50 AED 6.25-28.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.93 AED 2.50-9.69
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.18 AED 1.00-7.32
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 26.43 AED 15.14-45.42
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.63 AED 2.72-8.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.91 AED 1.81-9.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 11.14 AED 6.00-18.63
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.20 AED 7.47-32.99
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 12.42 AED 5.44-21.77
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 17.79 AED 9.07-27.48
Apples (1 lb) 3.63 AED 2.04-5.00
Banana (1 lb) 2.84 AED 2.04-4.95
Oranges (1 lb) 3.36 AED 1.81-9.92
Tomato (1 lb) 2.34 AED 1.36-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.91 AED 0.91-4.42
Onion (1 lb) 1.63 AED 0.91-3.18
Lettuce (1 head) 6.36 AED 2.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.25 AED 1.50-3.73
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 50.23 AED 23.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.75 AED 5.00-33.72
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 23.72 AED 7.00-61.29
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-28.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 AED 2.00-15.91
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 AED 80.00-620.43
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 6.00-19.90
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.09 AED 2.98-12.75
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 25.00-45.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 13.54 AED 9.58-17.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 96,500.00 AED 75,000.00-140,133.73
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 78,847.06 AED 70,000.00-109,791.37
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 598.97 AED 369.57-1,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.71 AED 0.18-1.46
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 361.29 AED 166.50-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 249.79 AED 120.00-488.66
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 116.74 AED 50.00-185.00
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 2,354.25 AED 703.89-4,818.17
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 27,986.92 AED 15,000.00-55,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 203.98 AED 65.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 199.39 AED 79.00-327.56
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 336.86 AED 180.00-550.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 380.86 AED 150.00-1,013.92
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,576.59 AED 1,318.08-24,052.63
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,442.40 AED 751.15-17,833.33
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 7,305.33 AED 2,256.92-17,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,250.26 AED 1,867.50-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 855.67 AED 506.55-1,858.05
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 632.06 AED 428.77-1,300.63
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,888.61 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.43 1.51-5.50

Prices in United Arab Emirates

This country had 10289 entries in the past 12 months by 1083 different contributors.
Last update: February 2023
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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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 65.2 48.7 57.4 48.2 72.6 131.2
Abu Dhabi 56.7 45.0 51.1 43.4 59.0 116.2
Sharjah 46.3 78.7 61.8 36.3 33.8 43.3
Ajman 35.8 11.0 24.0 34.3 20.2 145.0
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