Abu Dhabi vs Bern - Cost of Living Comparison

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Abu Dhabi Bern
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1936
$2569
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4876
$7059
🏠 One person rent
$1291
$1356
🏘️ Family rent
$2811
$2684
🍽️ Food expenses
$427
$836
🚐 Transport expenses
$65.9
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3588
$6378
😷 Air quality
Bad
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
52
80
😀 Quality of life
82
94
🏙️ Population
1.48M
134K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 25% less expensive than in Bern. Cities ranked 1938th and 579th ($1936 vs $2569) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 37th in the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Switzerland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.9 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.5 months in Bern. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bern ranked 7th in Switzerland, while ranked 369th and 44th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bern

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Abu Dhabi Bern
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.91
$24.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.7
$93.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.78
$17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$12.3
$7.18
 Cappuccino
$5.69
$5.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.27
$4.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1396
$1451
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$977
$1040
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$3226
$2631
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2329
$2284
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
$183
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$193
$280
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$109
$51.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.77%
2.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5079
$15943
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4566
$11901
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$3.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$87.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.27
$45.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.82
$2.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.29
$2.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$2.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.07
$7.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.89
$25.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.37
$28.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.3
$51.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$4.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$3.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
$4.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.54
$2.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.1
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.45
$1.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.81
$10.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.3
$14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.96
$4.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.19
$3.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.51
$3.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$74.4
$73.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.1
$22.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$90.6
$147
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.6
$39.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$72.1
$130
👟 Brand Sneakers
$103
$156
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$717
$2993
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11210
$28492

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Distance City Cost of living
117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1673
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$2229
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1612
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1132
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$1841
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1577
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1191
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1584
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$1872
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1810
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$758
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$787
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1164
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1285
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1375
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1327
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1126
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$798
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$959
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1005
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$768
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$890
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$868
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$910
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$604
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$573
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$606
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$646
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$621
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$604
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$606
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$779
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$544
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$530
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$457
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$672
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$561
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1642
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$1256
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$541

Cities near Bern

Distance City Cost of living
3.5 km or 2.2 mi Koniz
$2597
25 km or 16 mi Thun
$2527
26 km or 16 mi Biel/Bienne
$2400
28 km or 17 mi Fribourg
$2368
40 km or 25 mi Neuchatel
$2248
43 km or 27 mi Interlaken
$2665
48 km or 30 mi Bulle
$2580
50 km or 31 mi La Chaux-de-Fonds
$2347
64 km or 40 mi Kriens
$2838
64 km or 40 mi Yverdon-les-Bains
$2826
66 km or 41 mi Lucerne
$2925
66 km or 41 mi Emmen
$2882
67 km or 42 mi Aarau
$2142
67 km or 42 mi Allschwil
$2846
69 km or 43 mi Basel
$2820
70 km or 44 mi Montreux
$2693
71 km or 44 mi Saint-Louis
$1307
72 km or 45 mi Riehen
$3296
73 km or 45 mi Rheinfelden
$1510
73 km or 45 mi Weil am Rhein
$1499
76 km or 47 mi Lorrach
$1492
77 km or 48 mi Lausanne
$2706
80 km or 50 mi Sion
$1952
80 km or 50 mi Renens
$2702
85 km or 53 mi Zug
$3444
86 km or 54 mi Baar
$3083
87 km or 54 mi Baden
$3128
88 km or 55 mi Wettingen
$3041
88 km or 55 mi Dietikon
$2861
88 km or 55 mi Belfort
$1327
89 km or 56 mi Mulhouse
$1282
92 km or 57 mi Altstetten
$3073
94 km or 58 mi Horgen
$3051
95 km or 59 mi Waldshut-Tiengen
$1533
95 km or 59 mi Zurich
$3380
98 km or 61 mi Wadenswil
$3001
102 km or 63 mi Dubendorf
$3200
104 km or 65 mi Bulach
$2930
106 km or 66 mi Uster
$3059
109 km or 68 mi Rapperswil-Jona
$2916