Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bern - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBern
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2201
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$5861
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1126
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2046
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$737
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$5849
🏙️ Population
1M
134k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 21% less expensive than in Bern. Cities ranked 1730th and 203rd ($1741 vs $2201) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 36th 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 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.7 months in Bern. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bern ranked 4th in Switzerland, while ranked 257th and 199th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bern

Abu DhabiBern
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$20
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$86.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$13.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.77
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$4.31
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1136
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$898
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2272
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1679
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$129
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$198
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$50.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
1.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$8335
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$8089
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$4.73
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$86.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$43.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.65
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$5.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$22.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$23.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$38.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.36
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$9.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$13.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$89
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$19.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$104
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$38.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$138
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$2273
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$29440

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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
3.5 km or 2.2 miKoniz
$2263
25 km or 16 miThun
$2292
26 km or 16 miBiel/Bienne
$1844
28 km or 17 miFribourg
$2045
40 km or 25 miNeuchatel
$1969
43 km or 27 miInterlaken
$1940
48 km or 30 miBulle
$2258
50 km or 31 miLa Chaux-de-Fonds
$2209
64 km or 40 miKriens
$2333
64 km or 40 miYverdon-les-Bains
$2343
66 km or 41 miLucerne
$2365
66 km or 41 miEmmen
$2274
67 km or 42 miAarau
$2121
67 km or 42 miAllschwil
$2258
69 km or 43 miBasel
$2445
70 km or 44 miMontreux
$2218
71 km or 44 miSaint-Louis
$1305
72 km or 45 miRiehen
$2098
73 km or 45 miRheinfelden
$1225
73 km or 45 miWeil am Rhein
$1228
76 km or 47 miLorrach
$1226
77 km or 48 miLausanne
$2397
80 km or 50 miSion
$2051
80 km or 50 miRenens
$2270
85 km or 53 miZug
$2914
86 km or 54 miBaar
$2336
87 km or 54 miBaden
$2552
88 km or 55 miWettingen
$2266
88 km or 55 miDietikon
$2171
88 km or 55 miBelfort
$1312
89 km or 56 miMulhouse
$1065
92 km or 57 miAltstetten
$2260
94 km or 58 miHorgen
$2269
95 km or 59 miWaldshut-Tiengen
$1225
95 km or 59 miZurich
$2914
98 km or 61 miWadenswil
$2225
102 km or 63 miDubendorf
$2271
104 km or 65 miBulach
$2265
106 km or 66 miUster
$2165
109 km or 68 miRapperswil-Jona
$2262