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Cost of Living in Dubai – Grocery Shopping

Are you relocating to Dubai in the next few months and would like to know more about the cost of living? We bet you’re wondering what your weekly groceries will cost, how much it will cost to furnish your home and what about curtains, garden furniture etc.? Over the next few weeks we will publish informative articles to help you work out how much it will cost for you to live in Dubai.

This week, the team at Expat Echo Dubai not only took their work home with them, they took it shopping too. Far from the usual girlie outing there was no recreational meandering around the mall, instead we each set off individually and headed to a different supermarket.

What does it cost you to pick a few household staples in Dubai and does it make a difference where you shop? How much do each of the supermarkets charge for typical grocery items and how will they fare against each other? We couldn’t just leave it there though, we then wondered how much it costs nowadays to shop for these items in our home countries, is it more expansive to fill the pantry in Australia than it is in Dubai?

We have made a chart to compare supermarkets in Dubai, with Australia, UK, America, Europe and Canada. It is important to note that the home country prices were collected in local currencies and converted into Dirhams. This is meant as a rough guide only and for illustrative purposes.

Click here to download the PDF

Next week we will look at Air Conditioning (AC)…


Browse through our New to Dubai section for more tips on what life in Dubai is like!



2 Responses to “Cost of Living in Dubai – Grocery Shopping”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This is very useful information, I am moving to Dubai in September and was concerned about the cost of my weekly shop. Thank you!

  2. Ana Colvin says:

    I use 800groceries.com Good Prices and they delivery very fast.


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