10 Costliest Arab Cities in the World

 

The Cost of Living Index 2019 by Numbeo is a relative indicator of consumer goods prices, including groceries, restaurants, transportation and utilities. It doesn't include accommodation expenses such as rent or mortgage.

If a city has a Cost of Living Index of 120, it means Numbeo estimates it is 20% more expensive than New York (excluding rent).

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1. Jerusalem: The historic Palestinian city ranked first among its peers in the Arab world in the index. It ranked 63rd globally, and it’s 25% less expensive than New York.

1. Jerusalem: The historic Palestinian city ranked first among its peers in the Arab world in the index. It ranked 63rd globally, and it’s 25% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

2. Abu Dhabi: The UAE capital ranked 185th internationally, and according to the index it’s almost 37% cheaper than New York.

2. Abu Dhabi: The UAE capital ranked 185th internationally, and according to the index it’s almost 37% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)

3. Beirut: The Lebanese capital ranked 196th internationally, and it’s almost 40% less expensive than New York.

3. Beirut: The Lebanese capital ranked 196th internationally, and it’s almost 40% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

4. Al Ain: This UAE city ranked 199th globally, and the index indicates that it’s 40% less expensive than New York.

4. Al Ain: This UAE city ranked 199th globally, and the index indicates that it’s 40% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

5. Doha: The Qatari capital ranked 5th among its Arab peers, and it is almost 41% cheaper than New York, ranking 203rd globally.

5. Doha: The Qatari capital ranked 5th among its Arab peers, and it is almost 41% cheaper than New York, ranking 203rd globally. (Shutterstock)

6. Amman: The Jordanian capital didn’t made it among the top 5. Yet it is still considered one the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 209th internationally. Amman is 43% less expensive than New York.

6. Amman: The Jordanian capital didn’t made it among the top 5. Yet it is still considered one the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 209th internationally. Amman is 43% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

7. Manama: The Bahraini capital ranked 214th internationally, and it’s believed to be 44% cheaper than New York.

7. Manama: The Bahraini capital ranked 214th internationally, and it’s believed to be 44% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)

8. Dubai: The touristic capital of UAE ranked 217h globally, and according to the index it’s 45% less expensive than New York.

8. Dubai: The touristic capital of UAE ranked 217h globally, and according to the index it’s 45% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

9. Al Khobar: This Saudi city is considered one of the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 220th internationally. Based on the index, it’s almost 46% cheaper than New York.

9. Al Khobar: This Saudi city is considered one of the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 220th internationally. Based on the index, it’s almost 46% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)

10. Sharjah: Another emirate made to the list ranking 226th internationally. Sharjah is almost 47% less expensive than New York.

10. Sharjah: Another emirate made to the list ranking 226th internationally. Sharjah is almost 47% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)

1. Jerusalem: The historic Palestinian city ranked first among its peers in the Arab world in the index. It ranked 63rd globally, and it’s 25% less expensive than New York.
1. Jerusalem: The historic Palestinian city ranked first among its peers in the Arab world in the index. It ranked 63rd globally, and it’s 25% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)
2. Abu Dhabi: The UAE capital ranked 185th internationally, and according to the index it’s almost 37% cheaper than New York.
2. Abu Dhabi: The UAE capital ranked 185th internationally, and according to the index it’s almost 37% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)
3. Beirut: The Lebanese capital ranked 196th internationally, and it’s almost 40% less expensive than New York.
3. Beirut: The Lebanese capital ranked 196th internationally, and it’s almost 40% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)
4. Al Ain: This UAE city ranked 199th globally, and the index indicates that it’s 40% less expensive than New York.
4. Al Ain: This UAE city ranked 199th globally, and the index indicates that it’s 40% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)
5. Doha: The Qatari capital ranked 5th among its Arab peers, and it is almost 41% cheaper than New York, ranking 203rd globally.
5. Doha: The Qatari capital ranked 5th among its Arab peers, and it is almost 41% cheaper than New York, ranking 203rd globally. (Shutterstock)
6. Amman: The Jordanian capital didn’t made it among the top 5. Yet it is still considered one the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 209th internationally. Amman is 43% less expensive than New York.
6. Amman: The Jordanian capital didn’t made it among the top 5. Yet it is still considered one the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 209th internationally. Amman is 43% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)
7. Manama: The Bahraini capital ranked 214th internationally, and it’s believed to be 44% cheaper than New York.
7. Manama: The Bahraini capital ranked 214th internationally, and it’s believed to be 44% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)
8. Dubai: The touristic capital of UAE ranked 217h globally, and according to the index it’s 45% less expensive than New York.
8. Dubai: The touristic capital of UAE ranked 217h globally, and according to the index it’s 45% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)
9. Al Khobar: This Saudi city is considered one of the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 220th internationally. Based on the index, it’s almost 46% cheaper than New York.
9. Al Khobar: This Saudi city is considered one of the most expensive cities in the Arab world, ranking 220th internationally. Based on the index, it’s almost 46% cheaper than New York. (Shutterstock)
10. Sharjah: Another emirate made to the list ranking 226th internationally. Sharjah is almost 47% less expensive than New York.
10. Sharjah: Another emirate made to the list ranking 226th internationally. Sharjah is almost 47% less expensive than New York. (Shutterstock)