Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Addis Ababa - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiAddis Ababa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$803
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2091
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$430
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$790
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$247
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$69.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$191
🏙️ Population
1M
3.04M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 117% more expensive than in Addis Ababa. Cities ranked 1730th and 5878th ($1741 vs $803) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Ethiopia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Ethiopia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.2 months in Addis Ababa. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Addis Ababa ranked 1st in Ethiopia, while ranked 257th and 8086th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Addis Ababa

Abu DhabiAddis Ababa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$24.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$0.94
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$0.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$249
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1069
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$488
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$86.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$54
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
16.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1333
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$877
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$11.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.33
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.78
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.74
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$7.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$2.66
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$45.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$2.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.98
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$25.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$75.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$25781

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
170 km or 105 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
300 km or 187 miDoha
$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
356 km or 221 miBandar Abbas
$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
395 km or 246 miSeeb
$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
439 km or 273 miMuscat
$1034
454 km or 282 miJahrom
$442
468 km or 291 miDhahran
$840
481 km or 299 miDammam
$955
486 km or 302 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
501 km or 311 miFasa
$441
514 km or 320 miQatif
$651
548 km or 341 miJubail
$888
568 km or 353 miSirjan
$445
575 km or 357 miJiroft
$440
599 km or 372 miShiraz
$420
610 km or 379 miBushehr
$412
617 km or 384 miBorazjan
$441
620 km or 385 miMarvdasht
$443
632 km or 392 miKazerun
$441
637 km or 396 miChabahar
$440
649 km or 404 miBam
$442
678 km or 421 miRafsanjan
$441
698 km or 434 miKerman
$429
701 km or 435 miIranshahr
$374
741 km or 460 miYasuj
$569
775 km or 481 miRiyadh
$942
790 km or 491 miAl Wafrah
$1074
792 km or 492 miBehbahan
$442

Cities near Addis Ababa

DistanceCityCost of living
222 km or 138 miAwasa
$390
254 km or 158 miDessie
$501
258 km or 161 miJimma
$448
320 km or 199 miBahir Dar
$518
349 km or 217 miDire Dawa
$463
374 km or 232 miHarar
$471
421 km or 261 miGondar
$484
447 km or 278 miJijiga
$526
460 km or 286 miDikhil
$504
495 km or 308 miAli Sabieh
$502
498 km or 309 miBorama
$485
502 km or 312 miMekelle
$512
561 km or 348 miDjibouti
$532
568 km or 353 miAd-Damazin
$615
587 km or 365 miHargeisa
$720
595 km or 370 miObock
$503
651 km or 405 miMendefera
$493
666 km or 414 miEl-Gadarif
$627
701 km or 436 miAsmara
$532
735 km or 457 miMassawa
$493
752 km or 467 miKeren
$495
758 km or 471 miKassala
$610
761 km or 473 miZabid
$493
767 km or 476 miTaiz
$521
780 km or 485 miMalakal
$496
789 km or 490 miAl Hudaydah
$518
805 km or 500 miAden
$518
806 km or 501 miKosti
$635
807 km or 502 miIbb
$503
851 km or 529 miBor
$510
853 km or 530 miBaidoa
$555
870 km or 541 miDhamar
$495
914 km or 568 miSayyan
$494
914 km or 568 miJuba
$512
920 km or 572 miSanaa
$573
989 km or 615 miKhartoum North
$652
995 km or 618 miKhartoum
$762
995 km or 618 miGulu
$553
1005 km or 625 miMeru
$498
1006 km or 625 miOmdurman
$728