Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Doha - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDoha
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3984
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1132
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1970
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$447
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$94.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3096
🏙️ Population
1M
1.31M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 4% less expensive than in Doha. Cities ranked 1730th and 539th ($1741 vs $1804) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Qatar 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 Doha. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Doha ranked 1st in Qatar, while ranked 257th and 169th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Doha

Abu DhabiDoha
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$8.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$63.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$13.4
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$5.47
🥤 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
$1408
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$883
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2530
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1607
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$64
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$99
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$79.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4576
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3223
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$55.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.95
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$34.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$7.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$130
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$9.79
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$50.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$60.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$663
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9096

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Cities near Abu Dhabi

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 Doha

DistanceCityCost of living
43 km or 27 miAl Khor
$1668
135 km or 84 miRiffa
$1077
138 km or 86 miIsa Town
$1141
139 km or 87 miManama
$1284
175 km or 109 miDhahran
$840
188 km or 117 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
191 km or 119 miDammam
$955
236 km or 147 miQatif
$651
265 km or 165 miJubail
$888
282 km or 175 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
300 km or 187 miAbu Dhabi
$1741
380 km or 236 miDubai
$1836
388 km or 241 miSharjah
$1224
397 km or 247 miAjman
$1537
405 km or 252 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
409 km or 254 miJahrom
$442
414 km or 257 miBushehr
$412
442 km or 275 miBorazjan
$441
442 km or 275 miAl Ain
$1450
455 km or 283 miFasa
$441
466 km or 289 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
480 km or 298 miKazerun
$441
483 km or 300 miFujairah
$1299
489 km or 304 miShiraz
$420
491 km or 305 miRiyadh
$942
515 km or 320 miAl Wafrah
$1074
516 km or 320 miBandar Abbas
$453
524 km or 325 miMarvdasht
$443
573 km or 356 miKuwait
$1240
597 km or 371 miYasuj
$569
601 km or 374 miAl-Faw
$636
602 km or 374 miBehbahan
$442
617 km or 383 miSirjan
$445
628 km or 390 miBandar-e Mahshahr
$443
635 km or 394 miUmm Qasr
$635
644 km or 400 miAbadan
$338
659 km or 409 miKhorramshahr
$441
663 km or 412 miNizwa
$787
679 km or 422 miAz Zubayr
$695
683 km or 424 miBasra
$961