Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dallas - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDallas
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1850
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4238
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1113
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1822
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$439
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$154
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4797
🏙️ Population
1M
1.2M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 6% less expensive than in Dallas. Cities ranked 1730th and 470th ($1741 vs $1850) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 339th 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 2.6 months in Dallas. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dallas ranked 1st in the United States, while ranked 257th and 2nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dallas

Abu DhabiDallas
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$44.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.03
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1267
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$880
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2256
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1451
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$97.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$151
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$58.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2833
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1540
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.98
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$81.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$14.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.65
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.96
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.99
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.21
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$39.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$19.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$44
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$973
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$16357

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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 km or 5 miUniversity Park
$1747
14 km or 8.5 miIrving
$1639
18 km or 11 miDuncanville
$1747
18 km or 11 miFarmers Branch
$1756
19 km or 12 miMesquite
$1519
19 km or 12 miBalch Springs
$1581
20 km or 12 miLancaster
$1747
21 km or 13 miDeSoto
$1754
21 km or 13 miGrand Prairie
$1774
22 km or 13 miGarland
$1572
22 km or 14 miRichardson
$1758
25 km or 15 miCarrollton
$1752
25 km or 15 miCedar Hill
$1749
27 km or 17 miCoppell
$1744
28 km or 17 miEuless
$1743
28 km or 18 miRowlett
$1751
30 km or 19 miSachse
$1749
30 km or 19 miArlington
$1478
31 km or 19 miPlano
$1760
31 km or 19 miGrapevine
$1937
32 km or 20 miBedford
$1750
32 km or 20 miForney
$1743
34 km or 21 miColleyville
$1745
34 km or 21 miLewisville
$1545
35 km or 22 miHurst
$1749
35 km or 22 miThe Colony
$1758
36 km or 22 miRockwall
$1240
37 km or 23 miSouthlake
$1756
37 km or 23 miMansfield
$1795
37 km or 23 miMidlothian
$1673
37 km or 23 miWylie
$751
38 km or 23 miFlower Mound
$1754
38 km or 24 miAllen
$1483
39 km or 24 miNorth Richland Hills
$1759
40 km or 25 miFrisco
$1926
42 km or 26 miWaxahachie
$1754
42 km or 26 miWatauga
$1758
43 km or 27 miKeller
$1763
43 km or 27 miHaltom
$1748
44 km or 28 miLittle Elm
$1748