Abu Dhabi vs Dublin - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Dublin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2278
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$5008
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1477
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$2463
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$487
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$187
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3143
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
52
96
😀 Quality of life
81
92
🏙️ Population
1.48M
553K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 14% less expensive than in Dublin. Cities ranked 608th and 266th ($1963 vs $2278) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Ireland, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Ireland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.4 months in Dublin. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Dublin ranked 1st in Ireland, while ranked 318th and 52nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Dublin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$15.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$9.27
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$6.62
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.09
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1671
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$1215
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2648
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$2122
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$188
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$47.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$7358
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$4613
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$124
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$23.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.7
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.91
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$12.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$15.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$40.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$62
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$16.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$76
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$77.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1209
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9157

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117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$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
13 km or 8.3 mi Swords
$1715
30 km or 19 mi Naas
$1754
42 km or 26 mi Drogheda
$1683
75 km or 46 mi Dundalk
$1694
102 km or 63 mi Kilkenny
$1753
113 km or 70 mi Wexford
$1754
131 km or 82 mi Lisburn
$1495
134 km or 83 mi Waterford
$1681
141 km or 88 mi Belfast
$1545
148 km or 92 mi Douglas
$1482
148 km or 92 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
152 km or 94 mi Bangor
$1128
154 km or 96 mi Omagh
$1494
175 km or 109 mi Limerick
$1260
185 km or 115 mi Galway
$1828
185 km or 115 mi Rhyl
$1377
196 km or 122 mi Derry
$1261
212 km or 132 mi Wallasey
$1595
213 km or 132 mi Formby
$1497
215 km or 133 mi Crosby
$1493
216 km or 134 mi Birkenhead
$1509
217 km or 135 mi Bebington
$1495
217 km or 135 mi Liverpool
$1498
217 km or 135 mi Bootle
$1495
218 km or 136 mi Southport
$1494
219 km or 136 mi Blackpool
$1169
219 km or 136 mi Cork
$1729
220 km or 137 mi Wrexham
$1196
221 km or 137 mi Lytham St Annes
$1394
221 km or 137 mi Whitehaven
$1461
224 km or 139 mi Ellesmere Port
$1503
225 km or 140 mi Chester
$1632
234 km or 145 mi Llanelli
$1496
234 km or 145 mi St Helens
$1266
235 km or 146 mi Widnes
$1495
236 km or 147 mi Runcorn
$1501
239 km or 148 mi Morecambe
$1408
240 km or 149 mi Preston
$1189
241 km or 150 mi Lancaster
$1424
242 km or 150 mi Wigan
$1323