Abu Dhabi vs Asmara - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Asmara
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$522
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1268
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$231
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$417
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$188
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$51.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$303
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
8
😀 Quality of life
81
17
🏙️ Population
1.48M
963K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 276% more expensive than in Asmara. Cities ranked 608th and 8129th ($1963 vs $522) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Eritrea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Asmara. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Asmara ranked 1st in Eritrea, while ranked 318th and 9064th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Asmara

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Abu Dhabi Asmara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$17.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$222
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$144
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$469
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$291
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$35
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$54.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
12.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1101
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$628
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$6.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$5.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$6.91
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.36
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$3.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$28.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$58.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$91.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$2924

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Mendefera
$482
63 km or 39 mi Massawa
$484
71 km or 44 mi Keren
$484
214 km or 133 mi Mekelle
$613
270 km or 168 mi Kassala
$600
342 km or 212 mi Gondar
$565
407 km or 253 mi El-Gadarif
$589
437 km or 272 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
448 km or 279 mi Bahir Dar
$556
473 km or 294 mi Dessie
$606
490 km or 304 mi Zabid
$484
498 km or 310 mi Abha
$975
509 km or 316 mi Port Sudan
$603
513 km or 319 mi Bareq
$820
548 km or 340 mi Sa'dah
$485
567 km or 352 mi Sanaa
$562
580 km or 361 mi Sayyan
$485
583 km or 362 mi Taiz
$512
585 km or 363 mi Ibb
$502
589 km or 366 mi Atbara
$568
596 km or 370 mi Dhamar
$490
600 km or 373 mi Dikhil
$522
602 km or 374 mi Obock
$524
606 km or 376 mi Najran
$981
618 km or 384 mi Djibouti City
$552
620 km or 385 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
633 km or 393 mi Ad-Damazin
$576
649 km or 403 mi Bisha
$821
674 km or 419 mi Khartoum North
$617
684 km or 425 mi Mecca
$926
685 km or 426 mi Khartoum
$744
691 km or 429 mi Jeddah
$990
693 km or 430 mi Omdurman
$584
701 km or 436 mi Addis Ababa
$831
715 km or 444 mi Dire Dawa
$553
715 km or 444 mi Kosti
$597
717 km or 446 mi Aden
$509
755 km or 469 mi Harar
$539
758 km or 471 mi Borama
$592
788 km or 489 mi Jijiga
$601