Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bucharest - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiBucharest
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$766
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1945
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$361
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$623
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$259
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$56.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$811
🏙️ Population
1M
1.88M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 127% more expensive than in Bucharest. Cities ranked 1730th and 6005th ($1741 vs $766) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Romania, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Romania comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.1 months in Bucharest. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Bucharest ranked 1st in Romania, while ranked 257th and 481st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Bucharest

Abu DhabiBucharest
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$30.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$717
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$468
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$61.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$95.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$9.22
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
6.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2122
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1320
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$15.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.17
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$7.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$45.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$6.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$36.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$74.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$73.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$403
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$8610

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$1419
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$1804
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$1668
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$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
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$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
13 km or 8.3 miVoluntari
$533
56 km or 35 miGiurgiu
$482
60 km or 37 miPloiesti
$633
62 km or 39 miRuse
$533
77 km or 48 miTargoviste
$529
77 km or 48 miAlexandria
$532
102 km or 63 miBuzau
$456
102 km or 63 miCalarasi
$476
103 km or 64 miSlobozia
$532
108 km or 67 miPitesti
$498
137 km or 85 miSlatina
$443
143 km or 89 miShumen
$487
144 km or 90 miBrasov
$696
151 km or 94 miVeliko Tarnovo
$515
156 km or 97 miRamnicu Valcea
$516
161 km or 100 miPleven
$505
164 km or 102 miSfantu Gheorghe
$439
168 km or 104 miDobrich
$467
168 km or 105 miFocsani
$533
177 km or 110 miBraila
$511
180 km or 112 miCraiova
$549
181 km or 112 miGabrovo
$483
192 km or 119 miGalati
$596
192 km or 119 miSliven
$390
198 km or 123 miVarna
$598
203 km or 126 miMamaia
$532
205 km or 127 miConstanta
$655
216 km or 134 miYambol
$506
217 km or 135 miSibiu
$574
223 km or 138 miStara Zagora
$552
232 km or 144 miTulcea
$596
233 km or 145 miTargu Jiu
$409
236 km or 146 miCahul
$553
237 km or 147 miBarlad
$429
238 km or 148 miMedias
$550
239 km or 148 miBurgas
$563
243 km or 151 miVratsa
$680
251 km or 156 miBacau
$568
260 km or 161 miVidin
$513
267 km or 166 miTargu Mures
$497