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World's most expensive cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi not in Top 200 05/Jul/2015
 

Three UAE cities – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah – stack up as the more affordable cities among the more than 500 cities ranked for a mid-year 2015 cost of living index.

Compiled by Numbeo, which claims to be the world's largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, the index calculates the ranking based on a range of costs, including rentals, groceries, travel, eating out and clothing, etc.

According to Numbeo’s latest mid-year 2015 Cost of Living Index, Dubai ranks at #212 out of the 517 cities that its index ranks, while Abu Dhabi is ranked at #278 and Sharjah stacks up at #280 among the world’s most expensive cities.

As a comparison of the cost of living for residents, the three UAE cities rank behind other major expat hotspots including Aberdeen (#15) and London (#18) in the UK, San Francisco (#19), New York (#20) and Washington (#24) in the US, Perth (#23), Adelaide (#32) and Sydney (#47) in Australia, Singapore (#53), Wellington (#54) and Auckland (#87) in New Zealand, Hong Kong (#123), Toronto, Canada (#132), Tokyo, Japan (#135) and Doha, Qatar (#205).

 

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