Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Austin - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiAustin
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1964
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4303
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1244
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1905
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$452
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$107
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4287
🏙️ Population
1M
913k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 11% less expensive than in Austin. Cities ranked 1730th and 352nd ($1741 vs $1964) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 256th in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.2 months in Austin. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Austin ranked 19th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 63rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Austin

Abu DhabiAustin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$50.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.18
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.91
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.91
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1503
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$984
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2380
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1522
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$155
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$56.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.94%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4120
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2069
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$44
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.51
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.22
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$13.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.58
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.67
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$43.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$128
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$23.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$88.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$942
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$16618

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$1381
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$1836
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$1224
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$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
19 km or 12 miPflugerville
$1751
25 km or 15 miRound Rock
$1614
25 km or 15 miCedar Park
$1750
31 km or 20 miLeander
$1728
37 km or 23 miKyle
$1744
39 km or 24 miGeorgetown
$1755
51 km or 32 miSan Marcos
$1666
76 km or 47 miNew Braunfels
$1553
84 km or 52 miSeguin
$1744
86 km or 53 miHarker Heights
$1746
90 km or 56 miKilleen
$1399
93 km or 58 miCopperas Cove
$1750
95 km or 59 miCibolo
$1752
96 km or 60 miSchertz
$1755
96 km or 60 miTemple
$1482
122 km or 76 miSan Antonio
$1643
137 km or 85 miBryan
$1760
138 km or 86 miKerrville
$1538
140 km or 87 miCollege Station
$1421
150 km or 93 miWaco
$1349
180 km or 112 miVictoria
$1667
204 km or 126 miRosenberg
$1750
214 km or 133 miHuntsville
$1457
215 km or 133 miThe Woodlands
$1768
218 km or 136 miStephenville
$1810
218 km or 136 miConroe
$1616
219 km or 136 miSugar Land
$1500
226 km or 140 miMissouri
$1751
227 km or 141 miSpring
$1952
230 km or 143 miCleburne
$1755
233 km or 145 miCorsicana
$1745
234 km or 145 miHouston
$1760
248 km or 154 miWaxahachie
$1754
249 km or 155 miPearland
$1755
252 km or 156 miBurleson
$1760
252 km or 157 miMidlothian
$1673
256 km or 159 miPasadena
$1768
258 km or 160 miAlvin
$1753
260 km or 161 miFriendswood
$1753
260 km or 161 miMansfield
$1795