Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dar es Salaam - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDar es Salaam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$887
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2261
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$506
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1052
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$217
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$104
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$288
🏙️ Population
1M
4.72M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 96% more expensive than in Dar es Salaam. Cities ranked 1730th and 5706th ($1741 vs $887) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Tanzania, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Tanzania comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.3 months in Dar es Salaam. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dar es Salaam ranked 1st in Tanzania, while ranked 257th and 6670th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dar es Salaam

Abu DhabiDar es Salaam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$18.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.04
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$478
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$362
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1056
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$858
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$63.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$97.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$57
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
19.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$665
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$778
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$11.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$12.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.28
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.79
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.77
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$65.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$31.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$48
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$437
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$4385

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$1381
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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

Cities near Dar es Salaam

DistanceCityCost of living
71 km or 44 miZanzibar
$706
71 km or 44 miStone Town
$551
179 km or 111 miMorogoro
$465
194 km or 120 miTanga
$377
309 km or 192 miMombasa
$648
395 km or 246 miDodoma
$538
409 km or 254 miMalindi
$766
441 km or 274 miMoshi
$506
478 km or 297 miArusha
$583
629 km or 391 miMachakos
$429
671 km or 417 miNairobi
$866
684 km or 425 miMbeya
$543
684 km or 425 miThika
$435
698 km or 434 miMoroni
$568
700 km or 435 miPemba
$1047
774 km or 481 miMzuzu
$748
783 km or 486 miMeru
$498
808 km or 502 miNakuru
$494
836 km or 520 miDomoni
$567
843 km or 524 miMzimba
$778
853 km or 530 miMwanza
$640
864 km or 537 miNacala
$951
899 km or 559 miKisumu
$521
925 km or 575 miNampula
$881
927 km or 576 miEldoret
$593
931 km or 578 miMamoudzou
$1563
938 km or 583 miMonkey Bay
$726
955 km or 594 miMumias
$512
959 km or 596 miMangochi
$777
969 km or 602 miKasama
$567
1000 km or 621 miLilongwe
$895
1007 km or 626 miTororo
$541
1026 km or 637 miNtcheu
$775
1044 km or 648 miMbale
$505
1047 km or 651 miZomba
$734
1049 km or 652 miJinja
$540
1067 km or 663 miRuyigi
$531
1074 km or 667 miEntebbe
$509
1076 km or 668 miRutana
$534
1084 km or 674 miMuyinga
$534