Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Columbus - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiColumbus
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1690
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4197
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$915
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1623
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$499
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3866
🏙️ Population
1M
787k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 3% more expensive than in Columbus. Cities ranked 1730th and 1864th ($1741 vs $1690) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1661st 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 2.3 months in Columbus. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Columbus ranked 6th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Columbus

Abu DhabiColumbus
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$60.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$939
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$705
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1737
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1320
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$106
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$162
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$57.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2067
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$18
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.56
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$19.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.04
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.7
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.05
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.43
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$38.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$136
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$75
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$937
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$18453

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$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$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
8.6 km or 5.3 miUpper Arlington
$1749
11 km or 7.1 miGrove
$1756
13 km or 8.3 miGahanna
$1742
15 km or 9 miHilliard
$1749
17 km or 11 miReynoldsburg
$1758
18 km or 11 miDublin
$1594
19 km or 12 miWesterville
$1653
22 km or 13 miPickerington
$1747
38 km or 24 miDelaware
$1518
43 km or 27 miLancaster
$1748
43 km or 27 miMarysville
$1749
51 km or 32 miNewark
$1757
69 km or 43 miSpringfield
$1683
70 km or 43 miChillicothe
$1743
70 km or 44 miMarion
$1759
84 km or 52 miZanesville
$1636
86 km or 53 miXenia
$1755
89 km or 55 miFairborn
$1470
94 km or 59 miBeavercreek
$1746
97 km or 60 miHuber Heights
$1750
97 km or 60 miMansfield
$1149
98 km or 61 miRiverside
$1752
103 km or 64 miKettering
$1753
103 km or 64 miTroy
$1756
104 km or 65 miAthens
$1206
104 km or 65 miCenterville
$1754
105 km or 65 miDayton
$1416
105 km or 65 miSidney
$1275
108 km or 67 miPiqua
$1745
112 km or 69 miTrotwood
$1747
116 km or 72 miAshland
$1169
120 km or 74 miLebanon
$1782
128 km or 80 miMiddletown
$1758
128 km or 80 miLima
$1179
130 km or 81 miWooster
$1219
131 km or 81 miMason
$1743
132 km or 82 miFindlay
$1744
136 km or 84 miPortsmouth
$1698
144 km or 90 miNew Philadelphia
$1747
146 km or 91 miNorwalk
$1758