Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chengdu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiChengdu
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$668
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1827
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$260
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$459
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$255
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$70.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$812
🏙️ Population
1M
11.1M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 161% more expensive than in Chengdu. Cities ranked 1730th and 6402nd ($1741 vs $668) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 94th in the United Arab Emirates and China, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.2 months in Chengdu. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chengdu ranked 11th in China, while ranked 257th and 788th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chengdu

Abu DhabiChengdu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$15.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.94
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$288
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$201
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$626
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$348
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$26.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$40.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3449
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1952
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$19.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$3.41
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.31
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$19.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.76
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.49
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.42
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$32.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$6.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$74.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$83
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$464
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14343

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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

Cities near Chengdu

DistanceCityCost of living
38 km or 24 miChongzhou
$598
38 km or 24 miPengzhou
$601
41 km or 25 miGuanghan
$595
53 km or 33 miShifang
$587
55 km or 34 miJianyang
$610
56 km or 35 miDujiangyan
$598
60 km or 38 miDeyang
$666
65 km or 40 miQionglai
$597
71 km or 44 miMeishan
$657
77 km or 48 miMianzhu
$590
81 km or 50 miZiyang
$676
110 km or 68 miMianyang
$514
124 km or 77 miLeshan
$662
127 km or 79 miYa'an
$634
127 km or 79 miShehong
$607
131 km or 81 miEmeishan
$590
139 km or 87 miJiangyou
$603
145 km or 90 miSuining
$665
153 km or 95 miNeijiang
$678
161 km or 100 miZigong
$652
188 km or 117 miLongchang
$596
193 km or 120 miNanchong
$731
208 km or 129 miLangzhong
$601
219 km or 136 miYibin
$686
237 km or 148 miLuzhou
$650
247 km or 153 miGuang'an
$666
259 km or 161 miGuangyuan
$644
261 km or 162 miHuaying
$583
265 km or 165 miChongqing
$679
288 km or 179 miBazhong
$660
333 km or 207 miDazhou
$721
341 km or 212 miLongnan
$646
353 km or 220 miXichang
$599
372 km or 231 miZhaotong
$695
388 km or 241 miHanzhong
$611
390 km or 243 miRenhuai
$599
392 km or 244 miBijie
$716
408 km or 253 miWanyuan
$587
431 km or 268 miZunyi
$729
459 km or 285 miLiupanshui
$634