Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Al Ain - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiAl Ain
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1450
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3309
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$911
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1639
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$368
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$59.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2803
🏙️ Population
1M
767k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 20% more expensive than in Al Ain. Cities ranked 1730th and 2640th ($1741 vs $1450) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th in the United Arab Emirates.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.9 months in Al Ain. Ranked 3rd vs 5th best cities to live in the United Arab Emirates, and 257th vs 831st among the best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Al Ain

Abu DhabiAl Ain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$8.24
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$45.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.34
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.06
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$5.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$912
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$656
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1467
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1355
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$167
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$94.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1170
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$27.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.09
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.41
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.45
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$60.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$64.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$52.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$515
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$7161

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Cities near Abu Dhabi

DistanceCityCost of living
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 Al Ain

DistanceCityCost of living
119 km or 74 miFujairah
$1299
126 km or 78 miDubai
$1836
133 km or 82 miSharjah
$1224
135 km or 84 miAjman
$1537
143 km or 89 miAbu Dhabi
$1741
152 km or 94 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
192 km or 119 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
221 km or 138 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
231 km or 143 miNizwa
$787
253 km or 157 miSeeb
$1106
297 km or 184 miMuscat
$1034
337 km or 209 miBandar Abbas
$453
442 km or 275 miDoha
$1804
458 km or 284 miAl Khor
$1668
507 km or 315 miChabahar
$440
525 km or 326 miJahrom
$442
535 km or 333 miJiroft
$440
564 km or 351 miRiffa
$1077
565 km or 351 miManama
$1284
566 km or 352 miFasa
$441
567 km or 352 miIsa Town
$1141
583 km or 362 miSirjan
$445
596 km or 371 miIranshahr
$374
604 km or 375 miBam
$442
607 km or 377 miDhahran
$840
619 km or 385 miDammam
$955
629 km or 391 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
649 km or 404 miQatif
$651
679 km or 422 miShiraz
$420
684 km or 425 miJubail
$888
688 km or 428 miKerman
$429
689 km or 428 miRafsanjan
$441
694 km or 431 miMarvdasht
$443
720 km or 447 miBushehr
$412
720 km or 447 miBorazjan
$441
726 km or 451 miKazerun
$441
776 km or 482 miZahedan
$399
818 km or 508 miSalalah
$854
827 km or 514 miYasuj
$569
866 km or 538 miYazd
$477