Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bangkok - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBangkok
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$998
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2710
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$470
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1052
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$300
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$128
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$739
🏙️ Population
1M
5.7M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 74% more expensive than in Bangkok. Cities ranked 1730th and 5400th ($1741 vs $998) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Thailand, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Thailand 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 Bangkok. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bangkok ranked 1st in Thailand, while ranked 257th and 741st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bangkok

Abu DhabiBangkok
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$27.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.63
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.36
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$636
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$340
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$790
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$52.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$81.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$18.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$5761
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2615
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$41
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.45
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$22.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.16
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.19
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$25.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.58
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$65.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$7.75
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$30.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$54.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$94.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$309
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$16920

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$1224
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$1537
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$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
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$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
13 km or 8.1 miNonthaburi
$717
13 km or 8.4 miLat Luang
$666
14 km or 8.4 miPu Chao Saming Phrai
$666
18 km or 11 miPak Kret
$623
28 km or 18 miRangsit
$542
39 km or 25 miTha Khlong
$667
50 km or 31 miNakhon Pathom
$636
86 km or 53 miLaem Chabang
$663
87 km or 54 miChaophraya Surasak
$669
98 km or 61 miPattaya
$784
103 km or 64 miNong Prue
$666
145 km or 90 miHua Hin
$842
164 km or 102 miKlaeng
$617
217 km or 135 miNakhon Ratchasima
$574
222 km or 138 miNakhon Sawan
$543
254 km or 158 miMyeik
$704
267 km or 166 miSerei Saophoan
$617
270 km or 168 miKo Chang
$666
299 km or 186 miBattambang
$509
342 km or 212 miPhitsanulok
$961
364 km or 226 miSiem Reap
$625
388 km or 241 miKhon Kaen
$623
416 km or 258 miKo Tao
$663
434 km or 270 miMawlamyine
$754
452 km or 281 miKo Pha-ngan
$663
466 km or 290 miHpa-an
$863
473 km or 294 miUdon Thani
$562
475 km or 295 miSihanoukville
$589
475 km or 295 miKo Samui
$664
496 km or 308 miUbon Ratchathani
$526
519 km or 323 miVientiane
$992
529 km or 329 miSurat Thani
$667
529 km or 329 miKampot
$684
536 km or 333 miPhnom Penh
$779
542 km or 337 miPhu Quoc
$546
569 km or 354 miKampong Cham
$439
578 km or 359 miYangon
$889
579 km or 360 miPrey Veng
$655
584 km or 363 miChiang Mai
$686
587 km or 365 miBago
$662