Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chicago - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiChicago
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2160
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$5152
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1231
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2131
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$528
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$242
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4360
🏙️ Population
1M
2.72M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 19% less expensive than in Chicago. Cities ranked 1730th and 224th ($1741 vs $2160) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 160th in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2 months in Chicago. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Chicago ranked 15th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 35th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Chicago

Abu DhabiChicago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$55
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.8
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1535
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$978
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2673
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1759
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$87
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$54.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4479
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2068
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$108
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$17.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$12.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.63
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$4.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$56.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$126
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$84.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$18608

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$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
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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
11 km or 7 miCicero
$1751
14 km or 8.8 miBerwyn
$1531
14 km or 8.9 miOak Park
$1905
16 km or 10 miElmwood Park
$1751
18 km or 11 miMaywood
$1751
18 km or 11 miEvanston
$2148
19 km or 12 miSkokie
$1750
19 km or 12 miBurbank
$1750
20 km or 12 miMelrose Park
$1744
21 km or 13 miOak Lawn
$1751
22 km or 14 miMorton Grove
$1745
22 km or 14 miNiles
$1179
23 km or 14 miPark Ridge
$1754
23 km or 14 miWilmette
$1756
25 km or 16 miBlue Island
$1742
26 km or 16 miElmhurst
$1758
27 km or 17 miGlenview
$1756
28 km or 17 miDes Plaines
$1868
28 km or 18 miDolton
$1756
29 km or 18 miVilla Park
$1755
30 km or 19 miHarvey
$1749
30 km or 19 miEast Chicago
$1557
30 km or 19 miWestmont
$1754
31 km or 19 miCalumet
$1745
31 km or 20 miSouth Holland
$1755
32 km or 20 miLombard
$1675
32 km or 20 miHammond
$1750
32 km or 20 miOak Forest
$1747
33 km or 20 miNorthbrook
$1756
33 km or 20 miMount Prospect
$1744
33 km or 20 miDarien
$1753
33 km or 21 miElk Grove Village
$1750
34 km or 21 miDowners Grove
$1773
35 km or 22 miOrland Park
$1751
36 km or 22 miLansing
$1745
36 km or 22 miGlen Ellyn
$1749
37 km or 23 miHighland Park
$1751
37 km or 23 miMunster
$1753
37 km or 23 miTinley Park
$1754
37 km or 23 miWheeling
$1749