Living Cost in Sharjah 2022

  • Publish date: Thursday، 08 September 2022
Living Cost in Sharjah 2022

“Smile, you're in Sharjah” is Sharjah’s slogan, and the emirate keeps delivering on that promise by providing many advantages to those living in it. One of the main advantages of living in Sharjah is the ability to save money since the cost of living in Sharjah is less than the cost of living in Dubai. Wonder about the cost of living in Sharjah! Find out in this article all about living costs in Sharjah.     

*Note: All costs are approximate, and it’s taken from numbeo.com, the world’s largest cost of living database. 

Housing Cost in Sharjah  

Sharjah offers a wide range of housing options that differ in price according to the area, size, building or compound utilities, and additional services. The rent in Sharjah is less compared to Dubai, and therefore people work in Dubai and live in Sharah. The rent range per month in Sharjah is: 

  • Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre: 23,406.25 AED 

  • Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre: 17,312.50 AED 

  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre: 4,561.70 AED 

  • Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre: 3,485.83 AED 

While for those looking for an apartment for sale in Sharjah, here is the average price:  

  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre: 5,900.00 AED  

  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre: 6,500.00 AED  

Groceries Prices in Sharjah 

Although groceries in Sharjah differ in price depending on the store, whether it’s a luxury one that gets exported supplies or a store that has offers and deals, here is a list of grocery essentials approximate prices in Sharjah: 

  • Milk (regular), (1 liter): 6.32 AED 

  • Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g): 3.94 AED 

  • Rice (white), (1kg): 5.51 AED  

  • Eggs (regular) (12): 8.11 AED  

  • Local Cheese (1kg): 36.78 AED  

  • Chicken Fillets (1kg): 19.23 AED  

  • Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat): 33.00 AED  

  • Apples (1kg): 7.12 AED 

  • Banana (1kg): 5.47 AED 

  • Oranges (1kg): 5.33 AED 

  • Tomato (1kg): 4.11 AED 

  • Potato (1kg): 3.08 AED 

  • Onion (1kg): 2.74 AED 

  • Lettuce (1 head): 4.56 AED   

  • Water (1.5-liter bottle): 1.81 AED  

  • Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro): 22.00 AED 

  • Coke/Pepsi (0.33-liter bottle): 2.70 AED 

  • Water (0.33-liter bottle): 1.08 AED  

Transportation and fuel Cost in Sharjah 

People living in Sharjah can travel through public buses, taxis, or personal cars. How Much Does Transportation & Fuel Cost in Sharjah? Have a look at the approximate transportation cost in Sharjah: 

  • One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 8.00 AED 

  • Monthly Pass (Regular Price): 250.00 AED 

  • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 13.50 AED 

  • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 3.00 AED 

  • Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff): 30.00 AED 

  • Gasoline (1 liter): 3.16 AED 

  • Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car): 82,500.00 AED 

  • Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car): 70,555.56 AED  

Utilities Cost in Sharjah 

Utilities in Sharjah include Electricity and water, Mobile credit, and internet. Yes, it is higher than other countries, especially if you are comparing it to utility costs in your home country, but it is appropriate compared to salaries in Sharjah. Utility expenses in Sharjah are as follows:   

  • Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment: 584.39 AED 

  • 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans): 0.35 AED 

  • Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL): 340.69 AED  

Healthcare Cost in Sharjah 

In Sharjah, health insurance is mandatory, and companies must provide coverage to their employees once the work visa is issued. Sponsors are required to get insurance coverage for their resident dependents. Most of the companies in Sharjah provide health insurance to the employee and his wife and children, while if not, the health insurance in Sharjah can start from 800 AED yearly.   

Education Cost in Sharjah

There are different education curriculums in the UAE, where tuition fees differ depending on the curriculum, whether it is national or international. Here is a list of the range of children's education in Sharjah:    

  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre: 5,900.00 AED  

  • Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre: 6,500.00 AED  

Restaurants Cost in Sharjah 

Sharjah is known for its yummy food since it is full of amazing places to eat, from budget spots to high-end fine dining establishments. Eating at restaurants in Sharjah will ring as the following: 

  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 AED 

  • Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course: 70.00 AED 

  • McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal): 25.00 AED 

  • Cappuccino (regular): 16.78 AED  

Entertainment Cost in Sharjah 

When it comes to Entertainment costs in Sharjah, it is possible to save money since there are many Free Things to Do in Sharjah, such as visiting parks, the beach, or some of Sharjah's museums or historical attractions that is free to enter.   

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