Cost of Living in Dubai

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 AED
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 180.00 AED
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 25.00 AED
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 40.00 AED
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 42.05 AED
Cappuccino (regular) 16.81 AED
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 2.21 AED
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.31 AED


Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.85 AED
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.74 AED
Rice (white), (1kg) 8.93 AED
Eggs (regular) (12) 9.78 AED
Local Cheese (1kg) 27.62 AED
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 25.35 AED
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 45.50 AED
Apples (1kg) 8.08 AED
Banana (1kg) 6.84 AED
Oranges (1kg) 7.45 AED
Tomato (1kg) 7.31 AED
Potato (1kg) 4.38 AED
Onion (1kg) 3.36 AED
Lettuce (1 head) 6.96 AED
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.11 AED
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 AED
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 39.11 AED
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 AED


One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 AED
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 250.00 AED
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 12.00 AED
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2.00 AED
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 35.00 AED
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.91 AED
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 75,000.00 AED
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 65,838.14 AED

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 680.68 AED
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.45 AED
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 344.89 AED

Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 371.51 AED
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 107.89 AED
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 40.00 AED


Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,562.86 AED
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 42,416.12 AED

Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 248.57 AED
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 206.09 AED
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 311.99 AED
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 328.15 AED

Rent Per Month

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,892.28 AED
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,752.41 AED
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,673.02 AED
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,763.97 AED

Buy Apartment Price

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 14,630.03 AED
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,569.98 AED

Salaries And Financing

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,101.34 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.04