Abu Dhabi vs Chiang Mai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Chiang Mai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$539
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1490
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$249
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$544
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$25.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$442
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
52
49
😀 Quality of life
81
60
🏙️ Population
1.48M
127K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 264% more expensive than in Chiang Mai. Cities ranked 608th and 7993rd ($1963 vs $539) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 12th in the United Arab Emirates and Thailand, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Thailand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.8 months in Chiang Mai. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chiang Mai ranked 2nd in Thailand, while ranked 318th and 5180th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chiang Mai

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Abu Dhabi Chiang Mai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$1.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$13.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.69
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$269
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$176
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$681
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$418
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$35.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$55.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1519
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$846
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$27.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$5.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$1.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$13.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$1.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$31.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.61
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$55.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$64.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$362
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$8203

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$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$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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Distance City Cost of living
86 km or 53 mi Pai
$533
153 km or 95 mi Chiang Rai
$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
$757
258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
$420
294 km or 183 mi Mawlamyine
$747
306 km or 190 mi Taunggyi
$755
308 km or 191 mi Bago
$744
317 km or 197 mi Naypyidaw
$790
353 km or 219 mi Luang Prabang
$801
363 km or 226 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
365 km or 227 mi Vang Vieng
$833
373 km or 232 mi Yangon
$869
392 km or 244 mi Vientiane
$905
404 km or 251 mi Jinghong
$658
426 km or 265 mi Udon Thani
$468
466 km or 289 mi Mandalay
$790
485 km or 301 mi Khon Kaen
$577
489 km or 304 mi Pu'er
$712
503 km or 313 mi Pathein
$787
537 km or 334 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
545 km or 339 mi Monywa
$755
551 km or 342 mi Tha Khlong
$536
561 km or 349 mi Rangsit
$485
564 km or 351 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
566 km or 352 mi Pak Kret
$532
571 km or 355 mi Nonthaburi
$582
578 km or 359 mi Lincang
$708
584 km or 363 mi Bangkok
$848
597 km or 371 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
597 km or 371 mi Lat Luang
$535
634 km or 394 mi Thakhek
$846
641 km or 398 mi Sa Pa
$504
656 km or 407 mi Sittwe
$737
666 km or 414 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
667 km or 415 mi Laem Chabang
$534
681 km or 423 mi Pattaya
$584
685 km or 426 mi Nong Prue
$535
699 km or 435 mi Hua Hin
$625
704 km or 438 mi Baoshan
$711
707 km or 439 mi Vinh
$514