Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Delhi - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDelhi
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$499
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1227
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$209
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$412
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$179
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$63.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$530
🏙️ Population
1M
26.5M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 249% more expensive than in Delhi. Cities ranked 1730th and 7714th ($1741 vs $499) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th in the United Arab Emirates and India, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs India comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.1 months in Delhi. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Delhi ranked 18th in India, while ranked 257th and 5725th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Delhi

Abu DhabiDelhi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.66
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$249
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$139
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$520
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$298
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$38.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$59.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$10
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2047
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$931
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$14.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$3.39
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.32
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$25
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$7.99
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.23
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$32.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$48.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$80.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$2096

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$1224
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152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
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$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
15 km or 9.2 miNoida
$398
20 km or 12 miGhaziabad
$372
29 km or 18 miGurgaon
$512
29 km or 18 miFaridabad
$379
42 km or 26 miSonipat
$491
59 km or 37 miMeerut
$354
68 km or 43 miRohtak
$422
106 km or 66 miBhiwani
$334
122 km or 76 miAligarh
$354
130 km or 81 miSambhal
$330
136 km or 84 miAlwar
$314
139 km or 87 miMathura
$318
148 km or 92 miSaharanpur
$262
149 km or 92 miMoradabad
$421
154 km or 96 miHisar
$318
183 km or 114 miAgra
$303
191 km or 119 miRishikesh
$286
200 km or 124 miDehradun
$324
217 km or 135 miBareilly
$340
219 km or 136 miPatiala
$288
234 km or 145 miChandigarh
$418
235 km or 146 miSikar
$267
236 km or 146 miJaipur
$352
271 km or 168 miShimla
$309
282 km or 175 miLudhiana
$365
289 km or 180 miGwalior
$303
305 km or 190 miBheemdatta
$350
330 km or 205 miDhangadhi
$374
335 km or 208 miJalandhar
$348
353 km or 219 miAjmer
$329
382 km or 237 miJhansi
$291
388 km or 241 miBikaner
$306
392 km or 244 miKanpur
$305
399 km or 248 miAmritsar
$478
411 km or 256 miKota
$308
419 km or 260 miLucknow
$409
423 km or 263 miLahore
$443
428 km or 266 miPathankot
$326
434 km or 270 miOkara
$288
449 km or 279 miBhilwara
$337