Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dammam - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDammam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2192
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$481
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$758
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$262
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1605
🏙️ Population
1M
903k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 82% more expensive than in Dammam. Cities ranked 1730th and 5493rd ($1741 vs $955) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.7 months in Dammam. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dammam ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 257th and 365th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dammam

Abu DhabiDammam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$5.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$26.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.16
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.59
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$773
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$548
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$63.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$97.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$67.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$929
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$550
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$10.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$24
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$1.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$79.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$35
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$42.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$90.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$268
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$5037

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DistanceCityCost of living
117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$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

Cities near Dammam

DistanceCityCost of living
19 km or 12 miDhahran
$840
53 km or 33 miIsa Town
$1141
54 km or 33 miManama
$1284
56 km or 35 miQatif
$651
57 km or 35 miRiffa
$1077
76 km or 47 miJubail
$888
119 km or 74 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
163 km or 101 miAl Khor
$1668
191 km or 119 miDoha
$1804
291 km or 181 miBushehr
$412
325 km or 202 miAl Wafrah
$1074
334 km or 207 miBorazjan
$441
385 km or 239 miKazerun
$441
388 km or 241 miKuwait
$1240
394 km or 245 miRiyadh
$942
411 km or 256 miJahrom
$442
425 km or 264 miAl-Faw
$636
427 km or 265 miShiraz
$420
447 km or 278 miFasa
$441
453 km or 282 miUmm Qasr
$635
463 km or 288 miBehbahan
$442
465 km or 289 miMarvdasht
$443
467 km or 290 miBandar-e Mahshahr
$443
468 km or 291 miAbadan
$338
473 km or 294 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
481 km or 299 miAbu Dhabi
$1741
483 km or 300 miKhorramshahr
$441
492 km or 306 miYasuj
$569
498 km or 310 miAz Zubayr
$695
503 km or 313 miBasra
$961
537 km or 334 miDubai
$1836
543 km or 337 miSharjah
$1224
550 km or 342 miAjman
$1537
554 km or 344 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
561 km or 349 miAhvaz
$282
601 km or 374 miIzeh
$441
604 km or 376 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
610 km or 379 miUnaizah
$751
616 km or 383 miBandar Abbas
$453
616 km or 383 miMasjed Soleyman
$397