Cost of Living in Al Ain

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1448
$3196
🛋️ Without rent
$543
$1654
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$904
$1541
🍽️ Food
$371
$959
🚐 Transport
$58.2
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1863
😀 Quality of life
58
🏙️ Population
767K

The average cost of living in Al Ain is $1448, which is in the top 31% of the most expensive cities in the world, ranked 2854th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 9 in the United Arab Emirates.

The median after-tax salary is $1863, which is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months. Ranked 5416th (TOP 58%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates. With an estimated population of 767K, Al Ain is the 4th largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

✈️ Closest airport 15 km Al Ain International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 34.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 1112 United Arab Emirates University
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Prices in Al Ain

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.57
 Cappuccino
$5.92
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$913
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$652
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1142
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1317
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$94.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7744
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4843
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.03
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.44
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$64
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$80.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$442
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6817

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