Summary

Cost of living in Dubai is 39% more expensive than Manama according to the average local monthly cost. For more insights check the list of prices of Restaurants, Markets, Transportation, Utilities, and 40 more categories.

$2,798
$1,715
Cost of Living
$2,797
$1,351
Average Salary
$2,018
$1,132
Average House Rent

Rent Per Month

Name
Dubai
Manama
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre
$1,552.51
$871.89
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre
$1,037.43
$619.6
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre
$3,109.99
$1,828.92
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre
$2,062.83
$1,224.68

Salaries And Financing

Name
Dubai
Manama
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)
$2,797.21
$1,351.96
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate
%4.40
%6.93

Utilities (Monthly)

Name
Dubai
Manama
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment
$182.55
$165.1
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)
$0.16
$0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)
$101.29
$54.2

Markets

Name
Dubai
Manama
Milk (regular), (1 liter)
$1.64
$1.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)
$1.43
$1
Eggs (regular) (12)
$3.25
$3.33
Local Cheese (1kg)
$12.72
$7.09
Water (1.5 liter bottle)
$0.7
$0.86
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)
$16.79
$20.14
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)
$4.44
$4.91
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$5.52
$5.72
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)
$5.72
$5.39
Apples (1kg)
$2.37
$2.03
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)
$8.11
$6.28
Oranges (1kg)
$1.85
$2.11
Potato (1kg)
$0.99
$1.3
Lettuce (1 head)
$1.88
$2.4
Rice (white), (1kg)
$2.03
$2.15
Tomato (1kg)
$1.77
$1.62
Banana (1kg)
$1.97
$2.06
Onion (1kg)
$0.91
$0.96
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)
$12.46
$9.2

Transportation

Name
Dubai
Manama
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
$1.52
$0.89
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
$68.06
$36.74
Gasoline (1 liter)
$0.65
$0.48
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)
$21,326.8
$20,574.17
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
$2.72
$4.82
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
$0.59
$1.06
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)
$7.26
$5.31
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)
$19,693.58
$18,582.64

Clothing And Shoes

Name
Dubai
Manama
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)
$68.21
$50
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)
$53.44
$46.84
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)
$95.44
$74.73
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes
$99.77
$71.72

Restaurants

Name
Dubai
Manama
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant
$9.07
$6.42
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course
$56.27
$41.6
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
$7.17
$6.64
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
$11.8
$10.62
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
$12.71
$8.96
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
$1.16
$1.25
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
$0.5
$0.48
Cappuccino (regular)
$5.21
$4.38

Sports And Leisure

Name
Dubai
Manama
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult
$85.68
$68.07
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)
$34.69
$32.47
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat
$11.34
$9.29

Childcare

Name
Dubai
Manama
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child
$600.15
$303.29
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child
$11,122.88
$6,267.59

Buy Apartment Price

Name
Dubai
Manama
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre
$3,513.38
$2,892.09
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre
$2,313.18
$1,834.53