Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Barcelona - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBarcelona
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1565
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3490
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$889
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1379
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$392
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1613
🏙️ Population
1M
1.64M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 11% more expensive than in Barcelona. Cities ranked 1730th and 2152nd ($1741 vs $1565) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th in the United Arab Emirates and Spain, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1 months in Barcelona. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Barcelona ranked 3rd in Spain, while ranked 257th and 201st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Barcelona

Abu DhabiBarcelona
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$47.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$9.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.97
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$965
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$711
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1574
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1114
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$86.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$41.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$5147
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3477
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$46.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.51
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.32
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.92
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.92
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.12
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.65
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.06
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$73.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$89.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$96.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$486
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9618

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$1381
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$1836
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$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$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
7 km or 4.4 miL'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1245
7.4 km or 4.6 miBadalona
$1258
9.3 km or 5.8 miCornella de Llobregat
$1388
12 km or 7.5 miSant Boi de Llobregat
$1263
13 km or 8 miRipollet
$1085
17 km or 11 miRubi
$1092
19 km or 12 miSabadell
$1320
24 km or 15 miTerrassa
$1211
27 km or 17 miGranollers
$1086
28 km or 18 miMataro
$1325
42 km or 26 miVilanova i la Geltru
$1020
48 km or 30 miManresa
$1118
61 km or 38 miVic
$1242
65 km or 40 miLloret de Mar
$1055
83 km or 52 miTarragona
$1101
85 km or 53 miGirona
$1105
117 km or 73 miFigueres
$1110
131 km or 81 miLleida
$1021
136 km or 85 miAndorra la Vella
$1168
141 km or 88 miOrdino
$1150
158 km or 98 miPerpignan
$1198
176 km or 109 miVinaros
$965
206 km or 128 miPalma de Mallorca
$1398
208 km or 129 miCiutadella de Menorca
$1091
212 km or 131 miNarbonne
$1090
230 km or 143 miHuesca
$1087
234 km or 145 miBeziers
$1392
242 km or 150 miMahon
$1149
245 km or 152 miCastellon de la Plana
$889
247 km or 154 miCastres
$1213
250 km or 156 miVillarreal
$1089
253 km or 157 miBorriana
$1089
254 km or 158 miToulouse
$1356
257 km or 159 miZaragoza
$1182
269 km or 167 miTarbes
$1296
281 km or 174 miSagunto
$1010
282 km or 175 miIbiza
$1966
284 km or 177 miMontpellier
$1305
299 km or 186 miPau
$1119
303 km or 189 miValencia
$1215