Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bandar Seri Begawan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBandar Seri Begawan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1093
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2438
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$684
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1158
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$271
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$48.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1571
🏙️ Population
1M
50k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 59% more expensive than in Bandar Seri Begawan. Cities ranked 1730th and 5164th ($1741 vs $1093) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st 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 1.4 months in Bandar Seri Begawan. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bandar Seri Begawan ranked 1st in Brunei, while ranked 257th and 1625th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bandar Seri Begawan

Abu DhabiBandar Seri Begawan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$28.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.8
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$669
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$506
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1320
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$913
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$32.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$50.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$113
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1386
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$892
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$18.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$25.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.38
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.24
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.63
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.29
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.35
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$1.43
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.81
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$49.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$30.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$72.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$78.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$199
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$10659

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$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
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$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
73 km or 45 miSeria
$1089
89 km or 55 miKuala Belait
$1059
117 km or 73 miMiri
$577
174 km or 108 miKota Kinabalu
$597
285 km or 177 miBintulu
$579
336 km or 209 miTawau
$485
351 km or 218 miTarakan
$472
369 km or 229 miSandakan
$628
379 km or 236 miLahad Datu
$481
451 km or 280 miSibu
$380
604 km or 376 miBontang
$469
630 km or 392 miKuching
$649
652 km or 405 miSamarinda
$542
684 km or 425 miPuerto Princesa
$576
710 km or 441 miBalikpapan
$504
711 km or 442 miPalawan
$471
796 km or 495 miSingkawang
$473
800 km or 497 miPalangka Raya
$430
823 km or 512 miZamboanga
$459
828 km or 514 miPontianak
$398
848 km or 527 miPalu
$496
918 km or 570 miBanjarmasin
$423
932 km or 579 miBanjarbaru
$471
986 km or 612 miPhan Rang-Thap Cham
$553
990 km or 615 miMui Ne
$547
995 km or 618 miPagadian
$609
1001 km or 622 miPhan Thiet
$448
1027 km or 638 miGorontalo
$471
1030 km or 640 miNha Trang
$570
1037 km or 644 miKabankalan
$568
1052 km or 653 miVung Tau
$667
1057 km or 657 miDa Lat
$480
1058 km or 657 miPalopo
$470
1061 km or 659 miIloilo
$523
1063 km or 661 miCotabato
$503
1073 km or 667 miBago
$549
1092 km or 678 miMarawi
$562
1092 km or 679 miBacolod
$606
1095 km or 680 miIligan
$388
1100 km or 683 miBoracay
$681