If you want to explore the details of specific Cost Categories for Dubai or other cities, then you can do that by digging into the average cost data in each of the surveys:
- Expatistan - Cost of Living in Dubai
- Numbeo - Cost of Living in Dubai
- Mercer - Cost of Living Rankings
- The Economist Intelligence Unit - Cost of Living Rankings
Cost of Living Index - Weighted Ranking
Below, I've done an analysis on the Cost of Living Index Rankings from Expatistan, Mercer and The Economist Intelligence Unit. (I excluded Numbeo from the analysis because it seems like such an outlier ... ranking Dubai as less expensive than the tiny town of Akron, Ohio!)
You can see that I've calculated a weighted average of the Cost of Living Index Rankings and then re-sorted and ranked all the cities based on their average cost of living.
The result of this analysis is that Dubai is the 34th most expensive city to live in anywhere in the world. More expensive than Rome, Miami and Kuala Lumpur. Less expensive than London, New York and Singapore. Makes sense to me! What do you think?
Please explore the rankings below and see how other cities stack up against Dubai. Enjoy!
Last updated: 10/01/2017 | All table columns sortable.