Cost of living in United Arab Emirates compared to Egypt
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Food | + 118% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 118% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 46 (E£ 197) | E£ 85 | + 133% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Dirham 28 (E£ 121) | E£ 77 | + 58% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 19 (E£ 83) | E£ 44 | + 89% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 7 (E£ 29) | E£ 17 | + 74% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 15 (E£ 62) | E£ 18 | + 237% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 7 (E£ 30) | E£ 6 | + 376% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 23 (E£ 100) | E£ 36 | + 179% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 9 (E£ 38) | E£ 24 | + 55% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 4.51 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 159% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 13 (E£ 57) | E£ 31 | + 88% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 79 (E£ 339) | E£ 177 | + 91% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Dirham 8 (E£ 35) | E£ 15 | + 133% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.65 (E£ 20) | E£ 6 | + 227% | |
Housing | + 346% | |||
Housing in United Arab Emirates is 346% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Dirham 7,762 (E£ 33,165) | E£ 7,788 | + 326% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Dirham 5,728 (E£ 24,476) | E£ 3,362 | + 628% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 686 (E£ 2,932) | E£ 704 | + 317% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Dirham 4,762 (E£ 20,349) | E£ 4,620 | + 340% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Dirham 3,415 (E£ 14,591) | E£ 3,344 | + 336% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Dirham 365 (E£ 1,559) | E£ 501 | + 211% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Dirham 277 (E£ 1,182) | E£ 137 | + 765% | |
40” flat screen tv | Dirham 950 (E£ 4,060) | E£ 4,538 | - 11% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 375 (E£ 1,604) | E£ 2,125 | - 25% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 37 (E£ 159) | E£ 96 | + 65% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 33 (E£ 139) | E£ 57 | + 145% | |
Clothes | - 4% | |||
Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 4% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 231 (E£ 989) | E£ 917 | + 8% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Dirham 192 (E£ 820) | E£ 848 | - 3% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 342 (E£ 1,461) | E£ 2,121 | - 31% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 345 (E£ 1,476) | E£ 1,289 | + 14% | |
Transportation | + 22% | |||
Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 85,543 (E£ 365,516) | E£ 395,100 | - 7% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 2.06 (E£ 9) | E£ 8 | + 11% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 127 (E£ 544) | E£ 318 | + 71% | |
Personal Care | + 149% | |||
Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 149% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 22 (E£ 93) | E£ 35 | + 165% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 50 (E£ 214) | E£ 61 | + 252% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 260 (E£ 1,110) | E£ 261 | + 326% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Dirham 30 (E£ 130) | E£ 131 | - 1% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 17 (E£ 73) | E£ 43 | + 70% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 18 (E£ 79) | E£ 36 | + 119% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 12 (E£ 51) | E£ 20 | + 153% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 12 (E£ 53) | E£ 18 | + 194% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 70 (E£ 300) | E£ 71 | + 323% | |
Entertainment | + 110% | |||
Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 110% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 189 (E£ 809) | E£ 328 | + 147% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 83 (E£ 356) | E£ 175 | + 103% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 595 (E£ 2,541) | E£ 1,249 | + 103% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 263 (E£ 1,125) | E£ 406 | + 177% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 74 (E£ 314) | E£ 75 | + 316% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 21 (E£ 92) | E£ 38 | + 140% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 45 (E£ 192) | E£ 47 | + 309% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Dirham 1,834 (E£ 7,837) | E£ 9,759 | - 20% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.64 (E£ 2.72) | E£ 1.50 | + 81% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 285 (E£ 1,216) | E£ 466 | + 161% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 20 (E£ 83) | E£ 44 | + 91% | |
TOTAL | + 125% |
These prices were last updated on April 19, 2021.
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Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 125% more expensive than in Egypt
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