Cost of Living in United Arab Emirates

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED 12.00-53.38
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 200.00 AED 90.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.03 AED 25.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 40.00 AED 25.00-55.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 45.00 AED 30.00-60.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.25 AED 6.00-26.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 3.43 AED 2.42-8.61
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.37 AED 1.00-4.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 21.66 AED 15.14-37.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 4.02 AED 1.81-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 3.08 AED 1.36-6.35
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.22 AED 5.20-15.60
Local Cheese (1 lb) 15.07 AED 8.00-36.29
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 10.37 AED 4.54-18.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 16.58 AED 9.07-27.22
Apples (1 lb) 3.38 AED 2.27-4.54
Banana (1 lb) 2.74 AED 1.81-5.00
Oranges (1 lb) 2.77 AED 1.36-5.44
Tomato (1 lb) 2.21 AED 1.13-3.63
Potato (1 lb) 1.58 AED 0.91-2.27
Onion (1 lb) 1.36 AED 0.91-2.27
Lettuce (1 head) 5.63 AED 2.00-10.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.12 AED 1.50-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 60.00 AED 30.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.90 AED 5.00-25.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.91 AED 7.00-45.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 22.00 AED 20.00-25.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED 2.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 242.50 AED 80.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED 5.50-13.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 3.22 AED 2.41-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED 20.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 8.28 AED 6.81-10.60
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 85,000.00 AED 70,000.00-101,745.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 71,216.81 AED 65,000.00-80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 611.17 AED 425.00-1,009.38
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 AED 0.25-0.90
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 361.53 AED 300.00-500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 231.19 AED 120.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 112.03 AED 50.00-200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED 35.00-55.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,922.55 AED 1,000.00-4,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 32,540.95 AED 15,000.00-60,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 209.65 AED 75.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 184.99 AED 60.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 311.58 AED 150.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 293.06 AED 150.00-500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,320.56 AED 2,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,787.88 AED 1,569.23-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,048.58 AED 3,970.83-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,347.06 AED 2,928.15-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 958.91 AED 557.41-1,749.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 710.90 AED 371.61-1,207.73
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 9,963.73 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.14 2.95-6.00

Prices in United Arab Emirates

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Last update: September 2021
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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 63.85 46.07 55.65 48.15 70.78 87.22
Abu Dhabi 58.51 46.76 53.09 49.52 58.54 96.94
Ajman 53.22 31.87 43.38 40.12 59.31 42.40
Sharjah 50.31 23.19 37.81 41.46 36.84 74.20
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