Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Brisbane - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBrisbane
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1815
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4100
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$992
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1469
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$472
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$227
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3344
🏙️ Population
1M
2.36M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 4% less expensive than in Brisbane. Cities ranked 1730th and 517th ($1741 vs $1815) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 9th in the United Arab Emirates and Australia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.8 months in Brisbane. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Brisbane ranked 4th in Australia, while ranked 257th and 50th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Brisbane

Abu DhabiBrisbane
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$56.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.73
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1081
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$804
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1564
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1223
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$85.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$46.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4686
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2876
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$104
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$21.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.46
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$53.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$74.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$94.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1345
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$10588

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$1537
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$1162
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$1299
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$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
31 km or 19 miIpswich
$1713
45 km or 28 miCaboolture
$1530
66 km or 41 miSouthport
$1534
71 km or 44 miGold Coast
$1741
75 km or 47 miCaloundra
$1535
91 km or 57 miSunshine Coast
$1645
107 km or 66 miToowoomba
$1227
143 km or 89 miByron Bay
$1915
243 km or 151 miHervey Bay
$1693
299 km or 186 miBundaberg
$1029
315 km or 196 miCoffs Harbour
$1538
362 km or 225 miArmidale
$1405
441 km or 274 miGladstone
$1581
441 km or 274 miPort Macquarie
$1494
520 km or 323 miRockhampton
$1192
618 km or 384 miNewcastle
$1614
682 km or 424 miDubbo
$2169
719 km or 447 miDee Why
$2075
722 km or 449 miKellyville
$1570
730 km or 453 miBlacktown
$1278
732 km or 455 miParramatta
$2067
733 km or 455 miSydney
$2271
740 km or 460 miBathurst
$1491
748 km or 465 miOrange
$1461
801 km or 498 miWollongong
$1544
869 km or 540 miGoulburn
$1589
945 km or 587 miCanberra
$1831
1006 km or 625 miWagga Wagga
$1423
1009 km or 627 miGriffith
$1536
1111 km or 690 miTownsville
$1225
1224 km or 761 miShepparton
$1566
1278 km or 794 miMildura
$1531
1320 km or 820 miBendigo
$1363
1337 km or 831 miTraralgon
$1529
1367 km or 849 miSunbury
$1532
1372 km or 853 miPakenham
$1533
1375 km or 855 miMelbourne
$1911
1376 km or 855 miBerwick
$1498
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$2171
1377 km or 856 miDandenong
$1408