Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Beijing - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBeijing
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1185
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3028
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$725
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1374
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$270
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$90.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1322
🏙️ Population
1M
21.7M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 47% more expensive than in Beijing. Cities ranked 1730th and 4937th ($1741 vs $1185) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and China, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.1 months in Beijing. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Beijing ranked 5th in China, while ranked 257th and 507th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Beijing

Abu DhabiBeijing
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$28.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.02
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.91
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1033
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$592
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1835
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1180
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$32.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$49.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$12.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$14805
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$7038
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$26.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.81
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.79
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.78
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.14
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$48.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$7.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$35.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$10.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$72.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$78.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$688
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$22384

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$1381
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$1224
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$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
50 km or 31 miLangfang
$645
58 km or 36 miZhuozhou
$576
58 km or 36 miSanhe
$599
78 km or 49 miGaobeidian
$596
87 km or 54 miBazhou
$599
109 km or 68 miTianjin
$741
135 km or 84 miRenqiu
$604
137 km or 85 miZunhua
$599
139 km or 87 miBaoding
$454
151 km or 94 miBinhai
$644
155 km or 97 miTangshan
$633
163 km or 101 miZhangjiakou
$687
164 km or 102 miHejian
$605
176 km or 110 miChengde
$588
182 km or 113 miCangzhou
$555
189 km or 117 miHuanghua
$593
189 km or 118 miAnguo
$586
196 km or 122 miDingzhou
$613
197 km or 122 miQian'an
$600
198 km or 123 miLuanzhou
$595
204 km or 127 miBotou
$595
224 km or 139 miShenzhou
$595
228 km or 142 miXinle
$592
229 km or 142 miPingquan
$591
239 km or 148 miJinzhou
$594
241 km or 150 miXinji
$597
249 km or 155 miGaocheng
$601
249 km or 155 miHengshui
$624
252 km or 156 miLaoling
$600
263 km or 164 miShijiazhuang
$583
265 km or 165 miDatong
$856
272 km or 169 miJizhou
$583
273 km or 169 miQinhuangdao
$649
273 km or 170 miDezhou
$429
281 km or 175 miFengzhen
$577
282 km or 175 miHuairen
$584
294 km or 183 miLingyuan
$596
296 km or 184 miNangong
$589
302 km or 187 miUlanqab
$638
314 km or 195 miBinzhou
$564