Dubai vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Dubai Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1899
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4399
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$1165
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$2111
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$433
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$167
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4679
$3163
😷 Air quality
Bad
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
61
94
😀 Quality of life
89
96
🏙️ Population
2.5M
626K

The cost of living in Dubai is 24% more expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 1800th and 2601st ($1899 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 78th in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.5 months in Dubai compared to 2.1 months in Glasgow. Dubai ranked 1st best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 127th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Dubai vs Glasgow

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Dubai Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.1
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$67.5
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.09
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$12.6
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$5.24
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.11
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1328
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$865
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2486
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1683
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$109
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$169
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$98.6
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.71%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4012
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2459
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$83
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.99
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.01
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.87
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.43
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.93
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.87
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.2
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.5
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.41
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.48
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.34
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.36
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.25
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$4.18
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.5
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.8
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$73.7
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$12.1
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$63.4
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.5
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$733
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12709
$14519

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Cities near Dubai

Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8 mi Sharjah
$1360
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$871
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1095
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1448
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1963
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1236
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$824
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1894
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1145
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1755
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$660
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$939
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$659
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$663
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1307
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$1002
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1152
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$659
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$969
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$659
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$1004
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$724
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$889
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$659
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$663
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$657
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$680
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$861
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$657
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$656
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$694
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$611
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$828
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$809
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$660

Cities near Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211