Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Detroit - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDetroit
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1660
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3755
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$958
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1502
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$473
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$97.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2524
🏙️ Population
1M
680k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 5% more expensive than in Detroit. Cities ranked 1730th and 1931st ($1741 vs $1660) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1712th 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 1.5 months in Detroit. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Detroit ranked 57th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 168th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Detroit

Abu DhabiDetroit
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$51.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.35
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1164
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$710
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1918
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1126
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$168
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$49
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$782
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$765
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$54.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$12.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.67
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.89
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.36
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$6.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.28
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$13.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.15
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.03
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$27.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$97.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$80.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$753
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$13357

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$1537
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$1299
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$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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1.9 km or 1.2 miWindsor
$1332
7.4 km or 4.6 miHamtramck
$1753
14 km or 8.6 miDearborn
$1758
15 km or 9.1 miLincoln Park
$1747
16 km or 9.8 miAllen Park
$1745
16 km or 10 miFerndale
$1753
17 km or 10 miWyandotte
$1720
17 km or 11 miEastpointe
$1848
18 km or 11 miMadison Heights
$1532
18 km or 11 miWarren
$1283
19 km or 12 miOak Park
$1752
19 km or 12 miSouthgate
$1745
19 km or 12 miRoyal Oak
$1758
20 km or 12 miDearborn Heights
$1753
21 km or 13 miRoseville
$1755
21 km or 13 miTaylor
$1742
21 km or 13 miSouthfield
$1555
22 km or 14 miSt. Clair Shores
$1754
22 km or 14 miInkster
$1748
24 km or 15 miGarden
$1896
26 km or 16 miAmherstburg
$1395
27 km or 17 miBirmingham
$1745
28 km or 17 miSterling Heights
$1581
28 km or 17 miLivonia
$1379
29 km or 18 miTroy
$1626
29 km or 18 miWestland
$1754
30 km or 19 miClinton Township
$1484
31 km or 19 miRomulus
$1749
32 km or 20 miFarmington Hills
$1605
37 km or 23 miRochester Hills
$1747
39 km or 24 miNovi
$1681
40 km or 25 miPontiac
$1510
42 km or 26 miAuburn Hills
$1750
54 km or 34 miMonroe
$1831
58 km or 36 miAnn Arbor
$1833
71 km or 44 miChatham-Kent
$1277
86 km or 54 miToledo
$1425
88 km or 54 miBurton
$1753
88 km or 54 miPort Huron
$1339
89 km or 55 miSarnia
$1218