Abu Dhabi vs Athens - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Athens
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1059
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2582
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$515
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$880
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$357
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$87
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$890
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
52
91
😀 Quality of life
81
78
🏙️ Population
1.48M
664K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 85% more expensive than in Athens. Cities ranked 608th and 4394th ($1963 vs $1059) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and Greece, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Greece comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.8 months in Athens. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Athens ranked 1st in Greece, while ranked 318th and 456th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Athens
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$12.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$42.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$7.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.99
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$475
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$350
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$814
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$644
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$175
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$26.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2485
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2458
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$30.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$11.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.51
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.54
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$4.79
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$35.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$8.12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$40.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$9.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$70.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$86.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$483
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9060

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$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$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
3.6 km or 2.2 mi Kallithea
$889
4 km or 2.5 mi Nea Smyrni
$991
5 km or 3.1 mi Peristeri
$973
5.5 km or 3.4 mi Palaio Faliro
$920
6.5 km or 4 mi Nea Filadelfeia
$885
6.7 km or 4.2 mi Nea Ionia
$889
7.3 km or 4.5 mi Piraeus
$1086
7.4 km or 4.6 mi Nikaia
$888
9.3 km or 5.8 mi Argyroupoli
$811
12 km or 7.2 mi Glyfada
$1267
15 km or 9 mi Kifissia
$1182
15 km or 9.1 mi Voula
$846
15 km or 9.4 mi Aspropyrgos
$814
16 km or 10 mi Eleusis
$885
20 km or 12 mi Salamina
$899
55 km or 34 mi Chalcis
$919
69 km or 43 mi Corinth
$803
129 km or 80 mi Tripoli
$770
151 km or 94 mi Lamia
$819
154 km or 96 mi Mykonos
$1341
168 km or 104 mi Volos
$917
176 km or 109 mi Patras
$822
178 km or 111 mi Kalamata
$808
214 km or 133 mi Agrinio
$697
216 km or 134 mi Chios
$798
216 km or 134 mi Larissa
$850
219 km or 136 mi Karditsa
$888
231 km or 143 mi Santorini
$1010
243 km or 151 mi Trikala
$713
275 km or 171 mi Mytilene
$825
275 km or 171 mi Katerini
$794
275 km or 171 mi Chania
$972
298 km or 185 mi Rethymno
$820
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$961
303 km or 188 mi Izmir
$488
307 km or 191 mi Kozani
$807
311 km or 193 mi Ioannina
$810
311 km or 193 mi Kusadasi
$345
311 km or 193 mi Veria
$780
315 km or 196 mi Crete
$869