Sharjah travel budget

Sharjah: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Sharjah

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Sharjah for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 7.8 per person
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1029* (3780 AED)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 16 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2711* (9954 AED)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 127 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 19 per person
  • $ 24 per person

Total budget:

$ 3430* (12600 AED)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Sharjah compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Sharjah in 2024 is 29% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Sharjah in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Sharjah by expense type

Restaurant budget in Sharjah

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Sharjah is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.3/person
($ 3.2 to $ 9.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 11/person
($ 8.1 to $ 34)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.9/person
($ 6.7 to $ 11)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 4.4/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 6.5)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.3/bottle
($ 0.3 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Sharjah

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Sharjah is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 88/night
($ 44 to $ 232)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 116/night
($ 36 to $ 528)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 37 to $ 630)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 139/night
($ 45 to $ 797)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 289
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 229/night
($ 68 to $ 1309)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 498
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 55/month
($ 28 to $ 151)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 270/month
($ 41 to $ 1315)

33% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 203
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 138/month
($ 39 to $ 611)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 107/month
($ 31 to $ 523)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 221
Family room
Family room
$ 297/month
($ 45 to $ 1085)

56% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 190

Supermarket food budget in Sharjah

On average, the price of supermarket food in Sharjah is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.4 to $ 2.7)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 1.2/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.9)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.7)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.3/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 4.8)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6/kg
($ 2.7 to $ 12)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.2/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Sharjah

On average, the price of transport in Sharjah is 21% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 2.1/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 3.2)

14% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.8/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 0.8)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 3.7
($ 3.2 to $ 4)

1% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Leisure activity budget in Sharjah

On average, budget for leisure activities in Sharjah is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.1 to $ 14)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 15/hr
($ 6.7 to $ 28)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 24

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Sharjah

On average, shopping budget in Sharjah is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.9/pack
($ 5.3 to $ 6.7)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 44
($ 14 to $ 81)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 77
($ 21 to $ 135)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

New York City → Dubai
New York City → Dubai
New York City → Dubai
$ 1027
(fair price: $ 879)
Sydney → Dubai
Sydney → Dubai
Sydney → Dubai
$ 1462
(fair price: $ 1240)
Melbourne → Dubai
Melbourne → Dubai
Melbourne → Dubai
$ 1414
(fair price: $ 1208)
London → Dubai
London → Dubai
London → Dubai
$ 474
(fair price: $ 351)
Manchester → Dubai
Manchester → Dubai
Manchester → Dubai
$ 628
(fair price: $ 466)
Toronto → Dubai
Toronto → Dubai
Toronto → Dubai
$ 1350
(fair price: $ 1159)



About this information on the cost of living in Sharjah

The information about the cost of living in Sharjah shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Skyscanner and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Sharjah was updated on 14-04-2024.

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