According to a 2008 study by the UAE Ministry of Economy, the average household income in the United Emirates, of which Dubai is the second-largest city, was AED 11,241.20 a month. Around 14 percent of this money was spent on food and drink, with around 40 percent reserved for housing and utility payments.Continue Reading
According to 2015 exchange rates, the United Arab Emirates Dirham is the equivalent of around $0.272 in United States money, meaning that the average worker in the UAE earns only around $2,450 each year.
Arriving at a median figure is misleading as salaries in the UAE vary substantially depending on gender, education and nationality. This results in a much larger disparity than in western nations, with manual laborers and workers from Asian and African nations often paid far less than their western counterparts.Learn more about Salaries