Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chennai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiChennai
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$421
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1017
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$303
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$159
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$59.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$444
🏙️ Population
1M
10.3M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 313% more expensive than in Chennai. Cities ranked 1730th and 8640th ($1741 vs $421) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 20th 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 1.1 months in Chennai. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chennai ranked 7th in India, while ranked 257th and 3850th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chennai

Abu DhabiChennai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$1.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$13.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.83
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.97
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$177
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$109
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$355
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$217
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$31
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$47.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$10.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1924
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$714
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$15.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$2.59
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$0.89
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.51
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.74
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$19.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$2.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.62
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$29
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$42.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$54.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1481

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$1381
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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
111 km or 69 miTirupati
$282
124 km or 77 miVellore
$277
125 km or 78 miChittoor
$280
138 km or 85 miPondicherry
$299
153 km or 95 miNellore
$374
159 km or 99 miCuddalore
$327
198 km or 123 miMadanapalle
$328
219 km or 136 miKadapa
$336
260 km or 162 miProddatur
$327
269 km or 167 miOngole
$332
279 km or 173 miSalem
$367
282 km or 175 miThanjavur
$263
290 km or 180 miBangalore
$480
304 km or 189 miChirala
$328
305 km or 189 miTiruchirappalli
$309
312 km or 194 miHindupur
$326
328 km or 204 miNandyal
$320
338 km or 210 miAnantapur
$311
339 km or 211 miErode
$300
344 km or 214 miTumkur
$260
353 km or 219 miTenali
$243
354 km or 220 miMachilipatnam
$345
357 km or 222 miGuntur
$277
361 km or 224 miTiruppur
$288
383 km or 238 miVijayawada
$320
388 km or 241 miKurnool
$308
396 km or 246 miDindigul
$391
402 km or 250 miMysore
$311
411 km or 256 miEluru
$342
423 km or 263 miMadurai
$312
428 km or 266 miCoimbatore
$354
428 km or 266 miAdoni
$306
453 km or 282 miNalgonda
$353
462 km or 287 miRajahmundry
$365
463 km or 288 miKhammam
$328
474 km or 294 miMahbubnagar
$328
476 km or 296 miKakinada
$373
482 km or 300 miHospet
$289
494 km or 307 miDavanagere
$263
509 km or 317 miMalappuram
$284