Created this Topic about a year ago
2018-08-29 06:40:24

Summary of latest cost of living as an expat in United arab Emirates

Restaurant Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00-45.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 80.00-268.99
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 13.00-30.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 20.00-50.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00-50.00
Cappuccino (regular) 10.00-20.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.25-5.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.00-2.00

Milk (regular), (1 liter) 3.96-8.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.20-6.25
Rice (white), (1kg) 4.41-14.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 5.00-13.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 15.00-50.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.02-40.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 22.05-50.00
Apples (1kg) 4.41-10.00
Banana (1kg) 4.41-8.00
Oranges (1kg) 4.41-10.00
Tomato (1kg) 2.76-10.00
Potato (1kg) 2.20-5.50
Onion (1kg) 1.10-4.00
Lettuce (1 head) 3.00-8.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.00-3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 25.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 15.00-30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 15.00-40.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00-21.00

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00-7.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 170.00-350.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00-12.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.24-3.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00-30.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.32-2.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 40,000.00-91,500.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,000.00-72,000.00

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 400.00-1,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10-1.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 240.00-500.00

Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 90.00-500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 35.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00-48.00

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 800.00-3,500.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 15,000.00-60,000.00

Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 75.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 70.00-300.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 140.00-500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 130.00-500.00

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,700.00-8,333.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,700.00-5,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 6,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 4,800.00-10,000.00

Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,000.00-19,375.04
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,920.15-10,763.91

Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,134.13 AED
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.88 2.50-5.00

Prices in Dubai (AED)

These data are based on 11334 entries in the past 12 months from 1047 different contributors.

Last update: August 2018
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about a year ago
2018-09-11 04:32:37

Wow!!! I can’t believe that is Dubai Now... Anyway thats how it is, but you dont have a choice but to buy to eat and live.

about a year ago
2018-09-11 15:37:41

Yes, I grow up here in Dubai. All become very expensive now. Plus Dubai have a 5% VAT
Sunny Efe

Sunny Efe
about a year ago
2018-10-30 16:05:03

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