Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Amman - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiAmman
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$972
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2320
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$376
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$618
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$348
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$135
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$649
🏙️ Population
1M
4.01M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 79% more expensive than in Amman. Cities ranked 1730th and 5451st ($1741 vs $972) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Jordan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.7 months in Amman. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Amman ranked 2nd in Jordan, while ranked 257th and 1239th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Amman

Abu DhabiAmman
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$8.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$42.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.48
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$392
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$262
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$674
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$457
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$55.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$85.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
8.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1483
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$878
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$51
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.69
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.81
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$22.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$4.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.51
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$68.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$31.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$79.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$105
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$232
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$4914

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$1381
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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
21 km or 13 miAl-Salt
$680
36 km or 22 miJerash
$683
68 km or 42 miIrbid
$694
69 km or 43 miRamallah
$932
69 km or 43 miNablus
$826
70 km or 44 miJerusalem
$1748
72 km or 45 miAriel
$1024
74 km or 46 miBethlehem
$685
88 km or 55 miAl-Karak
$525
89 km or 56 miModi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1528
91 km or 57 miHebron
$795
92 km or 57 miBeit Shemesh
$1591
92 km or 57 miKafr Qasim
$1522
94 km or 58 miRosh HaAyin
$1527
95 km or 59 miTayibe
$1530
95 km or 59 miQalqilya
$712
95 km or 59 miAfula
$1287
97 km or 60 miUmm al-Fahm
$1525
97 km or 61 miLod
$1259
98 km or 61 miTira
$1521
98 km or 61 miBaqa-Jatt
$1523
99 km or 61 miDura
$713
99 km or 62 miYehud
$1518
100 km or 62 miRamla
$1594
100 km or 62 miPetah Tikva
$1652
100 km or 62 miKfar Saba
$1533
101 km or 63 miTiberias
$1448
101 km or 63 miHod HaSharon
$1701
102 km or 64 miNof HaGalil
$1528
102 km or 64 miKiryat Ono
$1247
103 km or 64 miArad
$1174
103 km or 64 miNazareth
$1188
104 km or 64 miMigdal HaEmek
$1517
104 km or 65 miRa'anana
$1526
105 km or 65 miBnei Brak
$1554
105 km or 65 miHerzliya
$1928
105 km or 65 miRamat HaSharon
$1881
106 km or 66 miRamat Gan
$1845
106 km or 66 miRehovot
$1684
107 km or 66 miGivatayim
$1678