What your Dubai rent gets you in other cities

Here’s a look at what you can get for your Dubai money if you lived in top residential areas in the UK, Australia, France, United States, Lebanon, Singapore, Egypt or India

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Think living in Dubai is super expensive? You might be right, but it depends on where you’re comparing it to. If you’ve ever thought about packing up and jetting off to another city for other options, this could make you reconsider.

If you pay $2,500-3,000 (Dhs9,182-11,019)for a two-bedroom living in Al Barsha, Bur Dubai or Deira…
You’d lose out by only getting a studio flat in London’s Charing Cross, alternatively a one-bedroom in Marina Bay Singapore. Meanwhile you could get the same amount of bedrooms in Paris’ arrondissement seven, New York’s East Village, Sydney’s Potts Point or Beirut’s Ashrafieh.Cairo would get you more for your buck, as you could go for a three-bedroom place in Maadi Degla, additionally the PropertyFinder.ae findings were that Mumbai’s Cuff Parade would get the same number of bedrooms at that price.

If you pay $3,500-Dhs4,000 (Dhs12,856-14,692) for a two bedroom pad in JLT or Dubai Marina…
You could switch that for a studio if you wanted to reside in London’s Marylebone, a one-bedroom place in the Big Apple’s plush Upper East Side, or two beds in Orchard, Singapore. Next up on the scale is Sydney’s Manly Vale, Mumbai’s Worli or Paris’ 17th arrondissement, Ternes, where you can afford to have three bedrooms. But it’s Beirut’s Sassine and Cairo’s Sarayat Al Maadi where you could really sprawl out with four-bedroom abodes.

Lastly, paying $4,500-5,000 (Dhs16,529-18,365) in Jumeirah, The Palm, DIFC or Downtown for two beds?...
If you lived in London’s South Kensington it would finally match up at the same number of beds, if looking at what’s on offer at rightmove.co.uk. NYC’s Upper East Side and Tanglin in Singapore are also on par. It’s only once considering Sydney’s Vaucluse, Mumbai’s Malabar Hill or Beirut’s Safi Village that you’d get more bedrooms, with three as the average rate. In Cairo’s Kattameya Heights you could get four bedrooms and in Paris’ Trocadero you can get a whopping six bedrooms according to seloger.com.

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