Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Cairo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiCairo
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$564
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1438
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$209
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$391
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$215
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$53.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$264
🏙️ Population
1M
9.29M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 209% more expensive than in Cairo. Cities ranked 1730th and 7279th ($1741 vs $564) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Egypt comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Cairo. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Cairo ranked 1st in Egypt, while ranked 257th and 5653rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Cairo

Abu DhabiCairo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$6.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$26.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.79
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$262
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$477
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$296
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$45.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$13.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
12.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$847
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$15.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$3.07
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.5
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$8.69
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.13
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.8
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$28.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$18
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$54
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$134
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$142
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$3620

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 miGiza
$1143
8.1 km or 5 miShubra El Kheima
$414
26 km or 16 miHelwan
$406
46 km or 28 miBenha
$339
60 km or 37 miShibin El Kom
$254
62 km or 39 miZagazig
$398
84 km or 52 miTanta
$336
93 km or 58 miFaiyum
$398
101 km or 63 miEl Mahalla El Kubra
$357
111 km or 69 miBeni Suef
$309
111 km or 69 miMansoura
$299
115 km or 71 miIsmailia
$373
125 km or 78 miSuez
$340
133 km or 83 miDamanhur
$304
161 km or 100 miKafr El Dawwar
$396
161 km or 100 miDamietta
$318
166 km or 103 miPort Said
$325
179 km or 111 miAlexandria
$419
224 km or 139 miMinya
$396
319 km or 198 miAsyut
$407
347 km or 216 miGaza
$608
351 km or 218 miOfakim
$1516
354 km or 220 miNetivot
$1528
360 km or 223 miSderot
$1521
361 km or 224 miDahab
$496
362 km or 225 miEilat
$1554
365 km or 226 miAshkelon
$1252
366 km or 227 miBeersheba
$1457
367 km or 228 miRahat
$1524
368 km or 229 miAqaba
$992
379 km or 235 miAshdod
$1623
379 km or 235 miKiryat Gat
$1447
380 km or 236 miDimona
$1524
381 km or 236 miEl Gouna
$389
383 km or 238 miKiryat Malakhi
$1527
384 km or 239 miSharm El Sheikh
$440
390 km or 242 miYavne
$1524
391 km or 243 miSohag
$323
396 km or 246 miDura
$713
397 km or 246 miRehovot
$1684