Prices in Dubai are both above and below what you would pay for food and drink in the United States. Take a small bottle of water, for example. You could pay about $1 in the United States. You’ll pay about $0.34 for it in Dubai. Soda and soft drinks are the same way. A small bottle is about $1.50 in the United States. It’s only $0.51 in Dubai.
However, while you’ll only pay about $20 or $30 for a decent meal at a sit down restaurant in the United States, be prepared to pay $44.92 or somewhere around there in Dubai. Other higher prices include beer (both domestic and imported) and a gallon of regular old milk.