Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Brussels - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBrussels
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1530
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3679
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$845
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1382
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$481
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$79.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2733
🏙️ Population
1M
177k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 14% more expensive than in Brussels. Cities ranked 1730th and 2280th ($1741 vs $1530) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th 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 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Brussels ranked 3rd in Belgium, while ranked 257th and 221st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Brussels

Abu DhabiBrussels
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$58.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$10.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.72
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$839
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$675
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1143
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$94.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$146
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$42.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
1.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3834
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3003
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$55.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$23.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$10.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$15.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.75
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$29.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$21
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$94.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$91.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$847
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$20178

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$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

Cities near Brussels

DistanceCityCost of living
3.2 km or 2 miSchaerbeek
$1430
3.3 km or 2.1 miSaint-Gilles
$1290
4 km or 2.5 miAnderlecht
$1431
4.2 km or 2.6 miForest
$1477
4.5 km or 2.8 miWoluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1372
6.2 km or 3.8 miWatermael-Boitsfort
$1669
7.3 km or 4.6 miDilbeek
$1376
10 km or 6.3 miSint-Pieters-Leeuw
$1397
10 km or 6.4 miVilvoorde
$1384
11 km or 6.8 miTervuren
$1400
15 km or 9 miOverijse
$1453
15 km or 9.1 miWaterloo
$1527
15 km or 9.1 miHalle
$1426
17 km or 11 miZemst
$1394
19 km or 12 miBraine-l'Alleud
$1486
19 km or 12 miRixensart
$1429
21 km or 13 miMechelen
$1564
21 km or 13 miTubize
$1397
23 km or 14 miOttignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
$1424
23 km or 14 miWavre
$1388
23 km or 15 miHerent
$1396
24 km or 15 miNinove
$1424
24 km or 15 miAalst
$1525
25 km or 15 miLeuven
$1503
26 km or 16 miDendermonde
$1471
28 km or 17 miNivelles
$1421
31 km or 20 miBraine-le-Comte
$1425
35 km or 22 miLier
$1422
35 km or 22 miGeraardsbergen
$1259
36 km or 23 miHeist-op-den-Berg
$1486
37 km or 23 miMortsel
$1618
37 km or 23 miAarschot
$1599
37 km or 23 miSoignies
$1427
38 km or 23 miZottegem
$1424
38 km or 24 miLokeren
$1409
38 km or 24 miSint-Niklaas
$1503
40 km or 25 miGembloux
$1369
40 km or 25 miBeveren
$1384
41 km or 26 miTienen
$1367
41 km or 26 miAntwerp
$1471