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 in Dubai as a student


Approximate cost


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Rent (single)

AED 3,250 low

AED 4,500 high


AED 800

Recreation / entertainment

AED 500

Mobile (10 GB + calls)

AED 1,920 (up front), AED 160 monthly

Travel (taxi)

AED 500

Monthly spend (exc. Visa)

AED 5,210

AED 6,460

Museum of the Future building behind Sheikh Zayed Road
campus exterior with green foliage in foreground