Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Birmingham - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBirmingham
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1573
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3912
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$836
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1441
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$421
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2283
🏙️ Population
1M
1.14M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 11% more expensive than in Birmingham. Cities ranked 1730th and 2132nd ($1741 vs $1573) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 49th in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.5 months in Birmingham. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Birmingham ranked 10th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 257th and 79th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Birmingham

Abu DhabiBirmingham
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$63.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.93
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$861
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$635
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1694
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1105
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$181
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$37
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.21%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3937
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2222
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$82.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$14
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.33
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.8
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.17
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$3.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.81
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$13.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$6.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$125
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$70
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$77.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1097
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$15227

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$1381
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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
4.7 km or 2.9 miSmethwick
$1461
6.8 km or 4.2 miWest Bromwich
$1419
11 km or 6.6 miHalesowen
$1466
12 km or 7.2 miSolihull
$1576
12 km or 7.6 miWalsall
$1421
14 km or 8.7 miDudley
$1390
14 km or 8.7 miAldridge
$1463
15 km or 9.6 miWillenhall
$1457
17 km or 10 miStourbridge
$1305
19 km or 12 miWolverhampton
$1254
19 km or 12 miBromsgrove
$1462
20 km or 12 miRedditch
$1451
22 km or 14 miTamworth
$1459
25 km or 15 miCannock
$1462
26 km or 16 miKidderminster
$1459
27 km or 17 miCoventry
$1443
30 km or 19 miNuneaton
$1251
31 km or 19 miWarwick
$1458
32 km or 20 miLeamington Spa
$1610
35 km or 22 miStratford-upon-Avon
$1901
37 km or 23 miHinckley
$1456
39 km or 24 miWorcester
$1291
39 km or 24 miStafford
$1111
40 km or 25 miBurton upon Trent
$1522
43 km or 27 miTelford
$1231
45 km or 28 miRugby
$1427
55 km or 34 miLeicester
$1369
57 km or 35 miDerby
$1326
57 km or 35 miLoughborough
$1462
60 km or 37 miBanbury
$1578
61 km or 38 miStoke-on-Trent
$1450
63 km or 39 miShrewsbury
$1278
63 km or 39 miNewcastle-under-Lyme
$1454
66 km or 41 miCheltenham
$1466
66 km or 41 miMarket Harborough
$1460
70 km or 44 miLeek
$1460
72 km or 45 miGloucester
$1397
73 km or 45 miHereford
$1309
73 km or 46 miNottingham
$1350
73 km or 46 miNorthampton
$1427