Abu Dhabi vs Cairo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Cairo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$473
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1229
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$172
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$332
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$185
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$45.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$252
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
52
81
😀 Quality of life
81
61
🏙️ Population
1.48M
9.29M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 315% more expensive than in Cairo. Cities ranked 608th and 8507th ($1963 vs $473) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st 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 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Cairo ranked 2nd in Egypt, while ranked 318th and 4905th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Cairo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$20.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$192
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$123
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$463
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$241
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$20.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$31.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$15.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
10.74%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$696
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$441
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$15.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$1.92
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$3.59
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$9.39
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$0.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.56
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$24.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.87
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$50.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$98.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$159
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$3642

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$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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Distance City Cost of living
5.9 km or 3.6 mi Giza
$413
8.1 km or 5 mi Shubra El Kheima
$380
26 km or 16 mi Helwan
$374
46 km or 28 mi Benha
$340
60 km or 37 mi Shibin El Kom
$354
62 km or 39 mi Zagazig
$367
84 km or 52 mi Tanta
$341
93 km or 58 mi Faiyum
$366
101 km or 63 mi El Mahalla El Kubra
$349
111 km or 69 mi Beni Suef
$263
111 km or 69 mi Mansoura
$377
115 km or 71 mi Ismailia
$324
125 km or 78 mi Suez
$316
133 km or 83 mi Damanhur
$348
161 km or 100 mi Kafr El Dawwar
$365
161 km or 100 mi Damietta
$371
166 km or 103 mi Port Said
$471
179 km or 111 mi Alexandria
$408
224 km or 139 mi Minya
$364
319 km or 198 mi Asyut
$395
347 km or 216 mi Gaza
$671
351 km or 218 mi Ofakim
$1642
354 km or 220 mi Netivot
$1650
360 km or 223 mi Sderot
$1648
361 km or 224 mi Dahab
$468
362 km or 225 mi Eilat
$1616
365 km or 226 mi Ashkelon
$1599
366 km or 227 mi Beersheba
$1541
367 km or 228 mi Rahat
$1653
368 km or 229 mi Aqaba
$926
379 km or 235 mi Ashdod
$1655
379 km or 235 mi Kiryat Gat
$1611
380 km or 236 mi Dimona
$1641
381 km or 236 mi El Gouna
$360
383 km or 238 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1652
384 km or 239 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
390 km or 242 mi Yavne
$1646
391 km or 243 mi Sohag
$344
396 km or 246 mi Dura
$800
397 km or 246 mi Rehovot
$1739