Cost of living index in United Arab Emirates

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.61 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 6.46 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.25 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.96 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 10.5 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.69 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 9.91 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.64 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.73 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.02 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.93 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.07 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.42 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.66 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 0.64 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 13.61 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.36 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.93 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 5.69 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 6.88 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 6.94 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 54.98 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.37 (USD)
Cup of coffee 4.84 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 0.89 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 7.33 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 11.76 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 86.37 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 89.19 (USD)
High quality jeans 56.36 (USD)
womens summer dress 51.64 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 3.17 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0.52 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 7.93 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 1.35 (USD)
One month pass 65.98 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.61 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 23139.6 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 19890.5 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 70.97 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 29.67 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 11.1 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 1275.13 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 2477.48 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 880.36 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 1839.66 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 3048.53 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 2200.02 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 160.36 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 102.54 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.13 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 459.21 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 9080.11 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 2500.94 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 4.34 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in United Arab Emirates

On average a signle person can spend arround 126 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in United Arab Emirates

214 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in United Arab Emirates

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 340 (USD) per month in United Arab Emirates, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in United Arab Emirates for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in United Arab Emirates for arround 1422 (USD), which puts it among the most expensive cities in the world, yes quality of life and high standards of living comes at price.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 126 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 880 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 413 (USD).

Average living cost in United Arab Emirates for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in United Arab Emirates can average 2218 (USD), which is considered quite expensive but comparing to salaries couple can have decent life if they own a stable job.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 1321 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 214 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 558 (USD).

Average living cost in United Arab Emirates for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in United Arab Emirates for about 4935 (USD), which is expensive if we put it in comparison against other cities in the world.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 2576 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1090 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 340 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 287 (USD).




Cost of living by city in United Arab Emirates