Abu Dhabi vs Bandar Seri Begawan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Bandar Seri Begawan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1059
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2399
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$594
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$962
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$49.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1914
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
52
35
😀 Quality of life
81
74
🏙️ Population
1.48M
50K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 85% more expensive than in Bandar Seri Begawan. Cities ranked 608th and 4396th ($1963 vs $1059) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Brunei, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Brunei comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.8 months in Bandar Seri Begawan. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bandar Seri Begawan ranked 1st in Brunei, while ranked 318th and 1048th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bandar Seri Begawan

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Abu Dhabi Bandar Seri Begawan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.77
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$20.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.87
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.82
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$666
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$447
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1080
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$779
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$36.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$56.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$66.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1423
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$893
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$22.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.35
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.09
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.75
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$14.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$3.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$3.59
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.26
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.94
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.95
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$3.11
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$5.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.82
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$48.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$31.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$7.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$84.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$97.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$208
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$11760

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$1002
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$1307
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$660
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$969
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$1004
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$699
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$939
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$889
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$861
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$663
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$659
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$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
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$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
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$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
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Distance City Cost of living
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$1095
89 km or 55 mi Kuala Belait
$1053
117 km or 73 mi Miri
$537
174 km or 108 mi Kota Kinabalu
$585
285 km or 177 mi Bintulu
$535
336 km or 209 mi Tawau
$508
351 km or 218 mi Tarakan
$491
369 km or 229 mi Sandakan
$468
379 km or 236 mi Lahad Datu
$532
451 km or 280 mi Sibu
$545
604 km or 376 mi Bontang
$490
630 km or 392 mi Kuching
$625
652 km or 405 mi Samarinda
$590
684 km or 425 mi Puerto Princesa
$530
710 km or 441 mi Balikpapan
$530
711 km or 442 mi Palawan
$536
796 km or 495 mi Singkawang
$492
800 km or 497 mi Palangka Raya
$494
823 km or 512 mi Zamboanga
$540
828 km or 514 mi Pontianak
$446
848 km or 527 mi Palu
$500
918 km or 570 mi Banjarmasin
$410
932 km or 579 mi Banjarbaru
$491
986 km or 612 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
990 km or 615 mi Mui Ne
$504
995 km or 618 mi Pagadian
$458
1001 km or 622 mi Phan Thiet
$433
1027 km or 638 mi Gorontalo
$488
1030 km or 640 mi Nha Trang
$622
1037 km or 644 mi Kabankalan
$549
1052 km or 653 mi Vung Tau
$538
1057 km or 657 mi Da Lat
$496
1058 km or 657 mi Palopo
$490
1061 km or 659 mi Iloilo
$495
1063 km or 661 mi Cotabato
$434
1073 km or 667 mi Bago
$536
1092 km or 678 mi Marawi
$390
1092 km or 679 mi Bacolod
$546
1095 km or 680 mi Iligan
$510
1100 km or 683 mi Boracay
$972