Cost of living in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Summary of cost of living in Al Ain

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dirham 13,709
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dirham 7,832
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Al Ain
Current as of May 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dirham 60
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dirham 28
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dirham 13
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dirham 5.53
12 eggs, large Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dirham 5.63
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dirham 22
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dirham 9
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dirham 4.73
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dirham 10
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dirham 62
2 liters of coca-cola Dirham 5.65
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dirham 3.92
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dirham 6,038
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dirham 5,340
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dirham 555
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dirham 4,911
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dirham 3,245
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dirham 356
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dirham 284
40” flat screen tv Dirham 1,423
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dirham 471
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dirham 32
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dirham 31
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dirham 195
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dirham 196
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dirham 279
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dirham 298
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dirham 79,846
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dirham 1.91
Monthly ticket public transport Dirham 103
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dirham 20
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dirham 53
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dirham 234
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dirham 25
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dirham 17
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dirham 19
4 rolls of toilet paper Dirham 9
Tube of toothpaste Dirham 8
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dirham 37
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dirham 179
2 tickets to the movies Dirham 80
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dirham 420
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dirham 214
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dirham 36
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dirham 21
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dirham 25
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dirham 1,872
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dirham 0.32
1 month of gym membership in business district Dirham 285
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dirham 11
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 06, 2021

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