Cost of living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Costs of living in Dubai are in the 146th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing prices in Dubai

Large apartment

$2,318$3,147
$2,733
Median rent in city center
+113%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Medium apartment

$1,801$2,508
$2,154
Median rent in city center
+109%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Small apartment

$1,283$1,868
$1,576
Median rent in city center
+103%
Compared to average rent of all cities

Prices for items of daily living

PricePrice compared to the average price of all citiesPrice ranking compared to all cities
Food & drink
A kilogram of Apples$2.50-6%143/264
Bread$0.94-2%141/262
A Cappuccino$4.80+53%255/264
A beer$6.30+233%261/262
Lunch$12+13%165/264
Transportation
Monthly public transport$65+21%182/264
5km taxi ride$5.50-23%99/264
Other
Movie ticket$9.10-1%119/264
Monthly fitness club membership$98+109%261/264
Broadband internet connection$79+114%247/250