Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dongguan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiDongguan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$755
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1777
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$328
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$442
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$253
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$97.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$784
🏙️ Population
1M
8.31M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 130% more expensive than in Dongguan. Cities ranked 1730th and 6041st ($1741 vs $755) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 20th 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 months in Dongguan. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dongguan ranked 48th in China, while ranked 257th and 4059th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Dongguan

Abu DhabiDongguan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$22.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.89
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$258
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$536
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$341
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$29.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$45.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$17.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3488
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2589
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$15.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.74
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.24
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.02
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.77
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$8.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$29.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$6.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$34.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$41.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$79
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$286
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$7907

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
51 km or 32 miGuangzhou
$799
65 km or 40 miShenzhen
$1035
66 km or 41 miFoshan
$519
68 km or 43 miHuizhou
$564
70 km or 44 miZhongshan
$636
86 km or 53 miJiangmen
$895
88 km or 54 miZhuhai
$629
93 km or 58 miKowloon
$2380
95 km or 59 miHong Kong
$2624
100 km or 62 miMacau
$1666
100 km or 62 miQingyuan
$667
124 km or 77 miHeyuan
$583
132 km or 82 miKaiping
$600
133 km or 83 miZhaoqing
$666
165 km or 103 miShanwei
$655
176 km or 109 miYunfu
$668
196 km or 122 miShaoguan
$651
226 km or 141 miYangjiang
$658
239 km or 148 miLianzhou
$575
249 km or 155 miPuning
$634
253 km or 157 miWuzhou
$657
271 km or 168 miHezhou
$639
273 km or 170 miJieyang
$529
279 km or 173 miMeizhou
$702
302 km or 188 miChaozhou
$612
303 km or 188 miShantou
$677
315 km or 195 miChenzhou
$740
323 km or 201 miGaozhou
$617
329 km or 205 miMaoming
$706
332 km or 206 miGanzhou
$739
372 km or 231 miYulin
$729
401 km or 249 miZhanjiang
$604
403 km or 250 miLongyan
$671
424 km or 263 miGuigang
$632
430 km or 267 miGuilin
$671
430 km or 267 miZhangzhou
$668
437 km or 271 miYongzhou
$692
444 km or 276 miHengyang
$634
464 km or 288 miLiuzhou
$537
467 km or 290 miLaibin
$642