Abu Dhabi vs Brussels - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Brussels
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1474
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3671
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$822
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1436
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$451
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$77.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$2622
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
97
😀 Quality of life
81
88
🏙️ Population
1.48M
185K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 33% more expensive than in Brussels. Cities ranked 608th and 2799th ($1963 vs $1474) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Belgium, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Belgium 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 Brussels. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Brussels ranked 1st in Belgium, while ranked 318th and 145th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Brussels

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Abu Dhabi Brussels
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$12.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$57.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$9.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$4.52
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.19
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$787
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$643
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1353
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1202
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$100
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$154
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$50.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$4104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$3441
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$51.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$21.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$9.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.56
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$8.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.03
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$7.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$37.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$22.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$82.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$87.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$837
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$22949

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Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Brussels

Distance City Cost of living
3.2 km or 2 mi Schaerbeek
$1310
3.3 km or 2.1 mi Saint-Gilles
$1239
4 km or 2.5 mi Anderlecht
$1310
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Forest
$1261
4.5 km or 2.8 mi Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1303
6.2 km or 3.8 mi Watermael-Boitsfort
$1430
7.3 km or 4.6 mi Dilbeek
$1305
10 km or 6.3 mi Sint-Pieters-Leeuw
$1392
10 km or 6.4 mi Vilvoorde
$1173
11 km or 6.8 mi Tervuren
$1339
15 km or 9 mi Overijse
$1293
15 km or 9.1 mi Waterloo
$1259
15 km or 9.1 mi Halle
$1306
17 km or 11 mi Zemst
$1279
19 km or 12 mi Braine-l'Alleud
$1456
19 km or 12 mi Rixensart
$1305
21 km or 13 mi Mechelen
$1373
21 km or 13 mi Tubize
$1303
23 km or 14 mi Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
$1305
23 km or 14 mi Wavre
$1302
23 km or 15 mi Herent
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Ninove
$1306
24 km or 15 mi Aalst
$1432
25 km or 15 mi Leuven
$1450
26 km or 16 mi Dendermonde
$1327
28 km or 17 mi Nivelles
$1300
31 km or 20 mi Braine-le-Comte
$1306
35 km or 22 mi Lier
$1302
35 km or 22 mi Geraardsbergen
$1174
36 km or 23 mi Heist-op-den-Berg
$1305
37 km or 23 mi Mortsel
$1424
37 km or 23 mi Aarschot
$1281
37 km or 23 mi Soignies
$1308
38 km or 23 mi Zottegem
$1308
38 km or 24 mi Lokeren
$1331
38 km or 24 mi Sint-Niklaas
$1365
40 km or 25 mi Gembloux
$1217
40 km or 25 mi Beveren
$1350
41 km or 26 mi Tienen
$1400
41 km or 26 mi Antwerp
$1407