Abu Dhabi vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Dongguan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$787
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2015
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$287
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$429
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$251
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$156
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$883
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
52
68
😀 Quality of life
81
56
🏙️ Population
1.48M
10.5M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 150% more expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 608th and 6108th ($1963 vs $787) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 34th in the United Arab Emirates and China, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs China 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 Dongguan. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dongguan ranked 24th in China, while ranked 318th and 5647th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dongguan

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Abu Dhabi Dongguan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.63
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$4.74
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$345
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$219
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$632
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$304
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$45.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$13.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
5.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$5938
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$4431
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$10.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$2.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$13.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$8.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.3
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.13
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$11.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.96
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$61.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$6.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$38.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$6.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$53.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$443
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$11084

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$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
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$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$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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Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Guangzhou
$995
65 km or 40 mi Shenzhen
$1134
66 km or 41 mi Foshan
$641
68 km or 43 mi Huizhou
$763
70 km or 44 mi Zhongshan
$663
86 km or 53 mi Jiangmen
$711
88 km or 54 mi Zhuhai
$675
93 km or 58 mi Kowloon
$2352
95 km or 59 mi Hong Kong
$2822
100 km or 62 mi Macau
$1613
100 km or 62 mi Qingyuan
$733
124 km or 77 mi Heyuan
$696
132 km or 82 mi Kaiping
$665
133 km or 83 mi Zhaoqing
$707
165 km or 103 mi Shanwei
$710
176 km or 109 mi Yunfu
$763
196 km or 122 mi Shaoguan
$688
226 km or 141 mi Yangjiang
$719
239 km or 148 mi Lianzhou
$651
249 km or 155 mi Puning
$700
253 km or 157 mi Wuzhou
$727
271 km or 168 mi Hezhou
$701
273 km or 170 mi Jieyang
$747
279 km or 173 mi Meizhou
$775
302 km or 188 mi Chaozhou
$648
303 km or 188 mi Shantou
$1051
315 km or 195 mi Chenzhou
$815
323 km or 201 mi Gaozhou
$686
329 km or 205 mi Maoming
$537
332 km or 206 mi Ganzhou
$792
372 km or 231 mi Yulin
$753
401 km or 249 mi Zhanjiang
$667
403 km or 250 mi Longyan
$691
424 km or 263 mi Guigang
$673
430 km or 267 mi Guilin
$539
430 km or 267 mi Zhangzhou
$751
437 km or 271 mi Yongzhou
$751
444 km or 276 mi Hengyang
$678
464 km or 288 mi Liuzhou
$698
467 km or 290 mi Laibin
$704