Abu Dhabi vs Baghdad - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Baghdad
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$801
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1890
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$678
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$215
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$543
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
53
😀 Quality of life
81
54
🏙️ Population
1.48M
6.96M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 145% more expensive than in Baghdad. Cities ranked 608th and 6068th ($1963 vs $801) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Iraq, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Iraq 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 Baghdad. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Baghdad ranked 1st in Iraq, while ranked 318th and 5890th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Baghdad
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$4.78
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$22.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.69
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$376
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$230
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$786
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$461
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$62.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$95.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$56.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
8.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2203
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$984
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$22.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$18
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.35
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$4.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$9.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$0.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.71
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$37.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$6.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$26.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$48.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1731

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$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$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
32 km or 20 mi Ctesiphon
$637
33 km or 21 mi Abu Ghraib
$859
47 km or 29 mi Al-Karmah
$598
49 km or 30 mi Baqubah
$633
59 km or 37 mi Fallujah
$621
89 km or 55 mi Karbala
$600
96 km or 60 mi Hillah
$597
104 km or 65 mi Ramadi
$658
106 km or 66 mi Samarra
$601
147 km or 91 mi Kufa
$604
147 km or 91 mi Najaf
$556
155 km or 96 mi Tikrit
$584
159 km or 99 mi Al Diwaniyah
$536
160 km or 100 mi Kut
$649
190 km or 118 mi Ilam
$577
235 km or 146 mi Kirkuk
$568
240 km or 149 mi Samawah
$612
262 km or 163 mi Sulaymaniyah
$701
267 km or 166 mi Kermanshah
$627
291 km or 181 mi Marivan
$657
307 km or 191 mi Amarah
$638
308 km or 191 mi Nasiriyah
$638
318 km or 198 mi Erbil
$797
322 km or 200 mi Sanandaj
$755
324 km or 201 mi Baneh
$658
356 km or 221 mi Mosul
$452
364 km or 226 mi Saqqez
$1009
365 km or 227 mi Khorramabad
$639
378 km or 235 mi Piranshahr
$659
378 km or 235 mi Mahabad
$647
381 km or 236 mi Andimeshk
$580
387 km or 241 mi Dezful
$569
389 km or 242 mi Bukan
$661
404 km or 251 mi Sinjar
$614
406 km or 252 mi Borujerd
$631
410 km or 255 mi Duhok
$622
411 km or 255 mi Hamadan
$943
420 km or 261 mi Malayer
$412
431 km or 268 mi Miandoab
$656
433 km or 269 mi Dorud
$658