Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ashgabat - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiAshgabat
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1063
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2406
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$467
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$637
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$473
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$39.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$350
🏙️ Population
1M
1.03M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 64% more expensive than in Ashgabat. Cities ranked 1730th and 5255th ($1741 vs $1063) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and Turkmenistan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Turkmenistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.3 months in Ashgabat. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ashgabat ranked 1st in Turkmenistan, while ranked 257th and 8005th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ashgabat

Abu DhabiAshgabat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$39.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.01
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$3.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$345
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$576
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$505
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$38.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$59
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
8.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1815
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1258
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$4.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.25
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.35
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.74
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$5.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$4.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$15.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$19.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$13.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$45
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$13.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$79.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$70.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$23.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14291

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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

Cities near Ashgabat

DistanceCityCost of living
12 km or 7.2 miAnau
$1132
95 km or 59 miQuchan
$440
99 km or 61 miBaherden
$1130
107 km or 66 miBojnord
$510
197 km or 123 miNishapur
$469
203 km or 126 miSabzevar
$510
212 km or 132 miMashhad
$478
294 km or 183 miGonbad-e Kavus
$398
302 km or 187 miKashmar
$440
306 km or 190 miMary
$1077
307 km or 191 miTorbat-e Heydarieh
$443
344 km or 213 miShahrud
$442
361 km or 224 miTorbat-e Jam
$440
367 km or 228 miGorgan
$366
451 km or 280 miDasoguz
$1077
469 km or 291 miTurkmenabat
$1010
496 km or 308 miSari
$406
513 km or 318 miNukus
$399
516 km or 321 miQaem Shahr
$446
517 km or 321 miSemnan
$443
524 km or 325 miHerat
$323
528 km or 328 miBabol
$563
558 km or 347 miAmol
$511
561 km or 349 miBukhara
$402
570 km or 354 miBirjand
$431
634 km or 394 miPardis
$443
654 km or 406 miQarshi
$402
657 km or 408 miPakdasht
$445
660 km or 410 miGolestan
$447
667 km or 414 miSheberghan
$321
668 km or 415 miQarchak
$447
668 km or 415 miTehran
$828
670 km or 417 miVaramin
$548
671 km or 417 miRay
$446
693 km or 431 miQods
$449
694 km or 431 miEslamshahr
$489
695 km or 432 miNasimshahr
$444
700 km or 435 miShahriar
$449
701 km or 435 miKaraj
$439
703 km or 437 miFardis
$443