Dubai vs Nicosia - Cost of Living Comparison

Dubai Nicosia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1975
$1299
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4546
$3112
🏠 One person rent
$1193
$642
🏘️ Family rent
$2125
$1137
🍽️ Food expenses
$451
$438
🚐 Transport expenses
$190
$85.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4429
$1607
😷 Air quality
Bad
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
6 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
61
69
😀 Quality of life
88
82
🏙️ Population
3.33M
330K

The cost of living in Dubai is 52% more expensive than in Nicosia. Cities ranked 1578th and 3995th ($1975 vs $1299) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Cyprus comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 2.2 months in Dubai compared to 1.2 months in Nicosia. Dubai ranked 1st best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Nicosia ranked 1st in Cyprus, while ranked 174th and 327th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Dubai vs Nicosia

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Dubai Nicosia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.2
$14.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.1
$52.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.35
$7.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$12.1
$4.48
 Cappuccino
$6.47
$4.04
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.31
$1.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1461
$552
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$855
$456
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2763
$1071
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1616
$848
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$126
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$190
$216
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$90.1
$28.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.96%
3.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4041
$2773
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2340
$1960
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.04
$2.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81.9
$43.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$11.8
$17
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.89
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
$1.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.25
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.51
$4.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.04
$9.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.1
$9.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$2.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$2.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$0.69
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.31
$2.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$18.4
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.28
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.46
$5.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.1
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.04
$3.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.37
$2.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.63
$2.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$70.3
$62
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$14.1
$10.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$83.4
$51.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.87
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$65.9
$104
👟 Brand Sneakers
$94.7
$104
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$703
$388
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13624
$6974

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Distance City Cost of living
13 km or 8 mi Sharjah
$1335
22 km or 14 mi Ajman
$743
41 km or 25 mi Umm al-Quwain
$956
104 km or 65 mi Fujairah
$1109
108 km or 67 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1395
126 km or 78 mi Al Ain
$1306
129 km or 80 mi Abu Dhabi
$1897
234 km or 146 mi Bandar Abbas
$724
246 km or 153 mi Madinat Zayed
$1471
339 km or 211 mi Seeb
$1255
344 km or 214 mi Nizwa
$790
380 km or 236 mi Doha
$1940
380 km or 236 mi Muscat
$1123
385 km or 239 mi Al Khor
$1894
399 km or 248 mi Jahrom
$922
440 km or 273 mi Fasa
$1012
449 km or 279 mi Jiroft
$631
466 km or 290 mi Sirjan
$677
485 km or 301 mi Manama
$1326
486 km or 302 mi Riffa
$772
487 km or 303 mi Isa Town
$1023
523 km or 325 mi Bam
$639
528 km or 328 mi Dhahran
$926
534 km or 332 mi Chabahar
$803
537 km or 334 mi Dammam
$962
554 km or 345 mi Shiraz
$782
560 km or 348 mi Qatif
$872
568 km or 353 mi Al-Mubarraz
$698
568 km or 353 mi Marvdasht
$745
574 km or 357 mi Rafsanjan
$598
578 km or 359 mi Iranshahr
$723
584 km or 363 mi Kerman
$500
595 km or 370 mi Jubail
$898
601 km or 373 mi Borazjan
$749
603 km or 375 mi Kazerun
$727
604 km or 375 mi Bushehr
$795
703 km or 437 mi Yasuj
$673
721 km or 448 mi Zahedan
$829
743 km or 461 mi Yazd
$744
773 km or 481 mi Behbahan
$621

Cities near Nicosia

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi Dali
$1099
19 km or 12 mi Kyrenia
$941
32 km or 20 mi Aradippou
$1126
37 km or 23 mi Larnaca
$1477
54 km or 33 mi Famagusta
$1180
58 km or 36 mi Paralimni
$1027
63 km or 39 mi Limassol
$2120
65 km or 41 mi Ypsonas
$1594
96 km or 60 mi Paphos
$1344
164 km or 102 mi Mut
$403
196 km or 122 mi Alanya
$707
213 km or 132 mi Mersin
$510
224 km or 139 mi Latakia
$398
224 km or 139 mi Karaman
$372
238 km or 148 mi Tarsus
$364
240 km or 149 mi Tripoli
$899
243 km or 151 mi Beirut
$1336
246 km or 153 mi Jounieh
$1126
257 km or 160 mi Samandag
$314
259 km or 161 mi Sidon
$874
267 km or 166 mi Eregli
$328
269 km or 167 mi Adana
$392
271 km or 168 mi Tyre
$747
276 km or 171 mi Zahle
$1027
276 km or 172 mi Antakya
$302
286 km or 178 mi Iskenderun
$280
289 km or 180 mi Nahariya
$1489
296 km or 184 mi Acre
$1399
297 km or 185 mi Ma'alot-Tarshiha
$1546
298 km or 185 mi Kiryat Shmona
$1567
302 km or 187 mi Ceyhan
$340
303 km or 188 mi Haifa
$1448
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Yam
$1542
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Bialik
$1565
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Motzkin
$1500
308 km or 191 mi Idlib
$459
308 km or 191 mi Hama
$483
308 km or 191 mi Antalya
$738
308 km or 192 mi Karmiel
$1622
309 km or 192 mi Kiryat Ata
$1381