Abu Dhabi vs Calgary - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Calgary
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1881
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4575
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1024
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1899
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$554
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$175
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$4161
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
52
54
😀 Quality of life
81
93
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.24M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 4% more expensive than in Calgary. Cities ranked 608th and 1847th ($1963 vs $1881) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 28th in the United Arab Emirates and Canada, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.2 months in Calgary. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Calgary ranked 5th in Canada, while ranked 318th and 48th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Calgary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$66.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.47
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$958
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$813
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2064
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1555
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$114
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$68.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$3153
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2857
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$86.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$15.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$10.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$4.04
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$3.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$4.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$12.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$8.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$3.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$60.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$57.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$82
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$930
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$12409

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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

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$1868
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$1553
174 km or 108 mi Lethbridge
$1669
248 km or 154 mi Leduc
$1699
265 km or 165 mi Medicine Hat
$1439
278 km or 173 mi Spruce Grove
$1741
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$1692
357 km or 222 mi Sandpoint
$1556
402 km or 250 mi Kelowna
$1774
422 km or 262 mi Coeur d'Alene
$1994
426 km or 265 mi Post Falls
$1941
429 km or 266 mi Penticton
$1801
440 km or 273 mi Spokane Valley
$1943
442 km or 275 mi Kamloops
$1529
443 km or 275 mi Great Falls
$1902
452 km or 281 mi Spokane
$1886
466 km or 289 mi Missoula
$1766
517 km or 322 mi Helena
$1813
524 km or 325 mi Saskatoon
$1513
526 km or 327 mi Moscow
$1344
531 km or 330 mi Pullman
$1402
556 km or 345 mi Grande Prairie
$1734
560 km or 348 mi Lewiston
$1610
572 km or 355 mi Butte
$1341
579 km or 360 mi Moses Lake
$1911
600 km or 373 mi Chilliwack
$1872
603 km or 375 mi Moose Jaw
$1638
607 km or 377 mi Wenatchee
$1877
616 km or 382 mi Prince Albert
$1530
630 km or 391 mi Abbotsford
$1579
636 km or 395 mi Whistler
$2493
637 km or 396 mi Walla Walla
$1681
638 km or 396 mi Bozeman
$1971
641 km or 398 mi Maple Ridge
$1914
650 km or 404 mi Langley
$1837
650 km or 404 mi Pasco
$1628
651 km or 405 mi Coquitlam
$2071
654 km or 406 mi Bellingham
$2177
654 km or 406 mi Richland
$1880
655 km or 407 mi Fort McMurray
$1758