Abu Dhabi vs Dhaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Dhaka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$484
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1167
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$162
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$277
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$205
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$71.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$285
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Unhealthy
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
14 km
🎓 Higher education
52
72
😀 Quality of life
81
56
🏙️ Population
1.48M
16.8M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 305% more expensive than in Dhaka. Cities ranked 608th and 8456th ($1963 vs $484) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Bangladesh comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Dhaka. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dhaka ranked 1st in Bangladesh, while ranked 318th and 5644th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Dhaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$13.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$6.13
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.29
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$122
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$113
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$328
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$188
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$26.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$40.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1200
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$610
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$16.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$4.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$6.85
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$7.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$8.97
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$4.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$0.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$18.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$53.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$70.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1810

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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15 km or 9.5 mi Narayanganj
$382
38 km or 24 mi Narsingdi
$297
77 km or 48 mi Brahmanbaria
$335
90 km or 56 mi Agartala
$324
113 km or 70 mi Barisal
$337
115 km or 71 mi Mymensingh
$343
132 km or 82 mi Khulna
$376
135 km or 84 mi Jessore
$314
164 km or 102 mi Bogra
$365
196 km or 122 mi Rajshahi
$303
196 km or 122 mi Krishnanagar
$348
199 km or 124 mi Sylhet
$333
207 km or 129 mi Shantipur
$335
213 km or 132 mi Chittagong
$414
221 km or 137 mi Naihati
$339
222 km or 138 mi Berhampore
$338
223 km or 139 mi Bhatpara
$346
224 km or 139 mi Hugli-Chuchura
$337
226 km or 141 mi Chandannagar
$335
228 km or 142 mi Rajarhat
$346
229 km or 142 mi Madhyamgram
$339
234 km or 145 mi Barrackpore
$335
234 km or 146 mi North Dumdum
$340
235 km or 146 mi Balurghat
$336
236 km or 147 mi Serampore
$336
236 km or 147 mi Aizawl
$328
236 km or 147 mi Panihati
$345
238 km or 148 mi Kamarhati
$343
238 km or 148 mi South Dumdum
$346
238 km or 148 mi Bidhannagar
$353
239 km or 149 mi Baranagar
$341
239 km or 149 mi Uttarpara
$336
241 km or 150 mi Bally
$343
247 km or 154 mi Howrah
$313
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$370
248 km or 154 mi Rajpur Sonarpur
$347
254 km or 158 mi Rangpur
$355
255 km or 159 mi Shillong
$303
259 km or 161 mi Barasat
$341
265 km or 165 mi Bardhaman
$343