Cost of living

It's important to understand the typical expenses costs whilst studying in Dubai so that you can effectively plan your finances.

Approximate expense costs for a student in Dubai


Approximate cost


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Rent (single room) AED 3,250 (low) - AED 4,500 (high)
Grocery AED 1,000
Recreation and entertainment AED 600
Mobile (10GB + calls) AED 1,920 (up front), AED 160 monthly
Travel (taxi) AED 500
Monthly spend (excluding visa) AED 5,510 - AED 6,760