Abu Dhabi vs Chennai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Chennai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$425
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1030
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$162
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$296
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$162
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$63.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$568
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
52
77
😀 Quality of life
81
67
🏙️ Population
1.48M
10.3M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 362% more expensive than in Chennai. Cities ranked 608th and 8684th ($1963 vs $425) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 26th in the United Arab Emirates and India, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs India comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.3 months in Chennai. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chennai ranked 2nd in India, while ranked 318th and 3652nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Chennai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$13.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.51
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.88
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.42
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$182
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$112
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$362
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$216
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$26.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$41.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$8.78
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
7.62%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2011
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$686
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$13.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$2.71
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$0.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$6.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.32
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.51
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.36
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.75
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$0.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$16.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$2.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$13.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$2.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$40.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$71.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1266

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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$1448
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$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$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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$474
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$277
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$341
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$328
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$273
159 km or 99 mi Cuddalore
$337
198 km or 123 mi Madanapalle
$336
219 km or 136 mi Kadapa
$344
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$337
269 km or 167 mi Ongole
$338
279 km or 173 mi Salem
$351
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$333
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$480
304 km or 189 mi Chirala
$335
305 km or 189 mi Tiruchirappalli
$335
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$335
328 km or 204 mi Nandyal
$348
338 km or 210 mi Anantapur
$339
339 km or 211 mi Erode
$278
344 km or 214 mi Tumkur
$301
353 km or 219 mi Tenali
$271
354 km or 220 mi Machilipatnam
$282
357 km or 222 mi Guntur
$294
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$340
383 km or 238 mi Vijayawada
$424
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$348
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$338
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$345
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$329
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$361
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$360
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$346
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$333
462 km or 287 mi Rajahmundry
$297
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$277
474 km or 294 mi Mahbubnagar
$336
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$350
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$339
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$282
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$263