Cost of living in United Arab Emirates compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 142% | |||
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Food in United Arab Emirates is 142% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | Dirham 48 (E£ 637) | E£ 243 | + 162% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | Dirham 33 (E£ 440) | E£ 202 | + 118% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | Dirham 20 (E£ 261) | E£ 113 | + 131% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | Dirham 6 (E£ 84) | E£ 44 | + 89% | |
12 eggs, large | Dirham 13 (E£ 173) | E£ 69 | + 152% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | Dirham 5.96 (E£ 79) | E£ 16 | + 396% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | Dirham 30 (E£ 395) | E£ 93 | + 325% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | Dirham 9 (E£ 122) | E£ 70 | + 74% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | Dirham 4.01 (E£ 53) | E£ 21 | + 148% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | Dirham 11 (E£ 147) | E£ 57 | + 158% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | Dirham 65 (E£ 853) | E£ 352 | + 142% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | Dirham 8 (E£ 109) | E£ 33 | + 228% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | Dirham 4.96 (E£ 65) | E£ 35 | + 85% | |
Housing | + 423% | |||
Housing in United Arab Emirates is 423% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | Dirham 8,258 (E£ 108,761) | E£ 20,946 | + 419% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | Dirham 6,444 (E£ 84,863) | E£ 14,538 | + 484% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | Dirham 765 (E£ 10,070) | E£ 1,846 | + 445% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | Dirham 7,148 (E£ 94,139) | E£ 11,913 | + 690% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | Dirham 4,290 (E£ 56,495) | E£ 7,392 | + 664% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | Dirham 529 (E£ 6,961) | E£ 1,109 | + 528% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | Dirham 234 (E£ 3,075) | E£ 449 | + 585% | |
40” flat screen tv | Dirham 810 (E£ 10,669) | E£ 12,893 | - 17% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 323 (E£ 4,257) | E£ 10,312 | - 59% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | Dirham 39 (E£ 516) | E£ 270 | + 91% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | Dirham 48 (E£ 626) | E£ 265 | + 137% | |
Clothes | + 35% | |||
Clothes in United Arab Emirates is 35% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | Dirham 203 (E£ 2,674) | E£ 1,744 | + 53% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | Dirham 205 (E£ 2,705) | E£ 2,352 | + 15% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 465 (E£ 6,125) | E£ 4,736 | + 29% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | Dirham 592 (E£ 7,801) | E£ 2,631 | + 197% | |
Transportation | + 95% | |||
Transportation in United Arab Emirates is 95% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | Dirham 116,523 (E£ 1,534,589) | E£ 1,780,040 | - 14% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | Dirham 3.03 (E£ 40) | E£ 13 | + 207% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | Dirham 187 (E£ 2,464) | E£ 531 | + 364% | |
Personal Care | + 151% | |||
Personal Care in United Arab Emirates is 151% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | Dirham 22 (E£ 288) | E£ 110 | + 162% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | Dirham 74 (E£ 976) | E£ 182 | + 436% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | Dirham 356 (E£ 4,683) | E£ 497 | + 842% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | Dirham 26 (E£ 338) | E£ 116 | + 191% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | Dirham 17 (E£ 223) | E£ 162 | + 38% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | Dirham 22 (E£ 289) | E£ 180 | + 60% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | Dirham 11 (E£ 148) | E£ 160 | - 7% | |
Tube of toothpaste | Dirham 19 (E£ 244) | E£ 55 | + 344% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | Dirham 50 (E£ 665) | E£ 133 | + 401% | |
Entertainment | + 219% | |||
Entertainment in United Arab Emirates is 219% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
United Arab Emirates | Egypt | Diff | ||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | Dirham 185 (E£ 2,431) | E£ 915 | + 166% | |
2 tickets to the movies | Dirham 90 (E£ 1,191) | E£ 307 | + 288% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | Dirham 454 (E£ 5,980) | E£ 1,495 | + 300% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | Dirham 371 (E£ 4,886) | E£ 1,010 | + 384% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | Dirham 83 (E£ 1,094) | E£ 397 | + 175% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | Dirham 25 (E£ 327) | E£ 76 | + 329% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | Dirham 38 (E£ 506) | E£ 71 | + 617% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | Dirham 2,148 (E£ 28,294) | E£ 24,431 | + 16% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | Dirham 0.73 (E£ 10) | E£ 2.00 | + 379% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | Dirham 278 (E£ 3,658) | E£ 927 | + 295% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | Dirham 18 (E£ 243) | E£ 85 | + 186% | |
TOTAL | + 179% |
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 1,715 prices entered by 334 different people.
These prices were last updated on September 07, 2024.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in United Arab Emirates is 179% more expensive than in Egypt
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