Abu Dhabi vs Brisbane - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Brisbane
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2056
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4309
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1165
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1533
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$506
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$251
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$4274
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
52
66
😀 Quality of life
81
96
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.36M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 4% less expensive than in Brisbane. Cities ranked 608th and 437th ($1963 vs $2056) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th 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 2.1 months in Brisbane. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Brisbane ranked 4th in Australia, while ranked 318th and 10th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Brisbane
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$12.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$59.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$9.08
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$6.59
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1184
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$993
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1246
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$86.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$133
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$46.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$5649
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$4051
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$112
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$16.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.72
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.42
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$3.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$4.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$13.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$3.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$27.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$9.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.15
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$3.01
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$41
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$58.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$81.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$104
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1351
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$7161

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117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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$1612
45 km or 28 mi Caboolture
$1630
66 km or 41 mi Southport
$1627
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$1776
75 km or 47 mi Caloundra
$1630
91 km or 57 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
107 km or 66 mi Toowoomba
$1462
143 km or 89 mi Byron Bay
$2199
243 km or 151 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
299 km or 186 mi Bundaberg
$1482
315 km or 196 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
362 km or 225 mi Armidale
$1677
441 km or 274 mi Gladstone
$1603
441 km or 274 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
520 km or 323 mi Rockhampton
$1390
618 km or 384 mi Newcastle
$1798
682 km or 424 mi Dubbo
$1445
719 km or 447 mi Dee Why
$1970
722 km or 449 mi Kellyville
$1656
730 km or 453 mi Blacktown
$1581
732 km or 455 mi Parramatta
$1896
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$2294
740 km or 460 mi Bathurst
$1558
748 km or 465 mi Orange
$1661
801 km or 498 mi Wollongong
$1554
869 km or 540 mi Goulburn
$1700
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$1792
1006 km or 625 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
1009 km or 627 mi Griffith
$1629
1111 km or 690 mi Townsville
$1224
1224 km or 761 mi Shepparton
$1442
1278 km or 794 mi Mildura
$1622
1320 km or 820 mi Bendigo
$1610
1337 km or 831 mi Traralgon
$1626
1367 km or 849 mi Sunbury
$1625
1372 km or 853 mi Pakenham
$1631
1375 km or 855 mi Melbourne
$1968
1376 km or 855 mi Berwick
$1562
1376 km or 855 mi South Yarra
$1589
1377 km or 856 mi Dandenong
$1498