Cost of Living Comparison

AED
COMPARED TO
USD

Arizona is 38.3% more expensive than United Arab Emirates.

If you lived in Arizona instead of United Arab Emirates, you would:
local_dining

pay 2.5 times more for restaurants

  United Arab Emirates help_outline Arizona help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $6.03
AED22.14
$13.97 +131.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.10
AED26.07
$7.68 +8.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.83
AED3.06
$1.85 +121.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.36
AED1.33
$1.53 +321.3%
Average +145.8%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 61.6% more for groceries

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Bread
1 loaf
$1.12
AED4.10
$2.47 +121.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.47
AED16.42
$5.02 +12.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.80
AED21.31
$2.81 -51.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.55
AED9.35
$2.27 -10.7%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.62
AED9.63
$4.15 +58.3%
Apples (1 lb) $0.91
AED3.35
$1.54 +68.2%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.77
AED2.83
$0.72 -7.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.74
AED2.71
$1.40 +89.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.64
AED2.34
$1.49 +133.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.46
AED1.69
$1.00 +117.4%
Onions (1 lb) $0.38
AED1.41
$0.95 +147.0%
Average +61.6%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 34.3% more for transportation

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Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.29
AED8.40
$2.76 +20.7%
Monthly public transit pass $52.95
AED194.47
$60.39 +14.0%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,737.33
AED83,502.88
$23,253.69 +2.3%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $7.10
AED26.08
$14.22 +100.2%
Average +34.3%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of transportation
home

pay 11.0% less for housing

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Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$100.17
AED367.88
$77.82 -22.3%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,334.84
AED4,902.21
$1,059.86 -20.6%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $922.00
AED3,386.05
$816.17 -11.5%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$124.00
AED455.37
$137.03 +10.5%
Average -11.0%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 64.0% more for childcare

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Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $367.57
AED1,349.92
$720.53 +96.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $6,675.20
AED24,514.67
$8,806.87 +31.9%
Average +64.0%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 13.4% less for entertainment and sports

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Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $10.44
AED38.33
$4.07 -61.0%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.19
AED15.40
$4.41 +5.2%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.81
AED21.35
$8.30 +42.8%
Monthly membership at local gym $63.07
AED231.61
$31.27 -50.4%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $10.80
AED39.68
$10.39 -3.8%
Average -13.4%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 13.0% less for clothing

  United Arab Emirates help_outline Arizona help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$55.44
AED203.60
$40.14 -27.6%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$48.04
AED176.44
$35.25 -26.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$83.22
AED305.64
$74.25 -10.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $78.48
AED288.23
$88.59 +12.9%
Average -13.0%

United Arab Emirates vs. Arizona - Cost of clothing
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