Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Calgary - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiCalgary
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1492
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3488
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$772
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1226
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$450
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3102
🏙️ Population
1M
1.24M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 17% more expensive than in Calgary. Cities ranked 1730th and 2413th ($1741 vs $1492) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 37th 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 2.1 months in Calgary. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Calgary ranked 1st in Canada, while ranked 257th and 17th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Calgary

Abu DhabiCalgary
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$48.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.24
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.37
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$795
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$597
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1256
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$990
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$85.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$50.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2198
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$78.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.69
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.32
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.13
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.56
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$12.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$40.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$56
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$48
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$75.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$848
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$11161

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$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
106 km or 66 miBanff
$1840
137 km or 85 miRed Deer
$1378
174 km or 108 miLethbridge
$1436
248 km or 154 miLeduc
$1395
265 km or 165 miMedicine Hat
$1278
278 km or 173 miSpruce Grove
$1607
279 km or 173 miEdmonton
$1536
357 km or 222 miSandpoint
$1679
402 km or 250 miKelowna
$1510
422 km or 262 miCoeur d'Alene
$1562
426 km or 265 miPost Falls
$1746
429 km or 266 miPenticton
$1584
440 km or 273 miSpokane Valley
$1752
442 km or 275 miKamloops
$1266
443 km or 275 miGreat Falls
$1223
452 km or 281 miSpokane
$1539
466 km or 289 miMissoula
$1418
517 km or 322 miHelena
$1495
524 km or 325 miSaskatoon
$1415
526 km or 327 miMoscow
$1354
531 km or 330 miPullman
$1460
556 km or 345 miGrande Prairie
$1548
560 km or 348 miLewiston
$1769
572 km or 355 miButte
$1223
579 km or 360 miMoses Lake
$1696
600 km or 373 miChilliwack
$1439
603 km or 375 miMoose Jaw
$1254
607 km or 377 miWenatchee
$1879
616 km or 382 miPrince Albert
$1123
630 km or 391 miAbbotsford
$1303
636 km or 395 miWhistler
$1842
637 km or 396 miWalla Walla
$1510
638 km or 396 miBozeman
$1665
641 km or 398 miMaple Ridge
$1490
650 km or 404 miLangley
$1496
650 km or 404 miPasco
$1700
651 km or 405 miCoquitlam
$1642
654 km or 406 miBellingham
$1811
654 km or 406 miRichland
$1655
655 km or 407 miFort McMurray
$1891