Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chiang Mai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiChiang Mai
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$686
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1730
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$347
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$666
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$235
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$25.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$585
🏙️ Population
1M
133k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 154% more expensive than in Chiang Mai. Cities ranked 1730th and 6318th ($1741 vs $686) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 9th 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 0.9 months in Chiang Mai. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chiang Mai ranked 3rd in Thailand, while ranked 257th and 5693rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chiang Mai

Abu DhabiChiang Mai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$1.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$19.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.23
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$361
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$811
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$521
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$42.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$64.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$22.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2263
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1522
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.96
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$32.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.85
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.57
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$20.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$2.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.71
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.22
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.77
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$16.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$74.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$80.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$10556

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$1224
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152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$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
86 km or 53 miPai
$638
153 km or 95 miChiang Rai
$542
255 km or 158 miHpa-an
$863
258 km or 160 miPhitsanulok
$961
294 km or 183 miMawlamyine
$754
306 km or 190 miTaunggyi
$683
308 km or 191 miBago
$662
317 km or 197 miNaypyidaw
$742
353 km or 219 miLuang Prabang
$937
363 km or 226 miNakhon Sawan
$543
365 km or 227 miVang Vieng
$931
373 km or 232 miYangon
$889
392 km or 244 miVientiane
$992
404 km or 251 miJinghong
$593
426 km or 265 miUdon Thani
$562
466 km or 289 miMandalay
$625
485 km or 301 miKhon Kaen
$623
489 km or 304 miPu'er
$647
503 km or 313 miPathein
$742
537 km or 334 miNakhon Ratchasima
$574
545 km or 339 miMonywa
$702
551 km or 342 miTha Khlong
$667
561 km or 349 miRangsit
$542
564 km or 351 miNakhon Pathom
$636
566 km or 352 miPak Kret
$623
571 km or 355 miNonthaburi
$717
578 km or 359 miLincang
$644
584 km or 363 miBangkok
$998
597 km or 371 miPu Chao Saming Phrai
$666
597 km or 371 miLat Luang
$666
634 km or 394 miThakhek
$967
641 km or 398 miSa Pa
$545
656 km or 407 miSittwe
$695
666 km or 414 miChaophraya Surasak
$669
667 km or 415 miLaem Chabang
$663
681 km or 423 miPattaya
$784
685 km or 426 miNong Prue
$666
699 km or 435 miHua Hin
$842
704 km or 438 miBaoshan
$648
707 km or 439 miVinh
$553