Abu Dhabi vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Edinburgh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1695
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3835
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1001
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1521
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$413
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$126
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$2793
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
89
😀 Quality of life
81
93
🏙️ Population
1.48M
488K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 16% more expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 608th and 2213th ($1963 vs $1695) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 37th in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Edinburgh. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Edinburgh ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 318th and 37th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Edinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$58.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$7.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.74
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.02
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1080
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$797
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2059
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1120
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$28.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$4964
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$3800
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$72.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$18.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.38
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$6.89
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$9.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$13.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.4
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$38
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$20.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$78.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$78.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$961
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$14721

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Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Edinburgh

Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
21 km or 13 mi Livingston
$1378
21 km or 13 mi Dunfermline
$1384
42 km or 26 mi Alloa
$1497
49 km or 30 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
49 km or 31 mi Stirling
$1282
52 km or 32 mi Perth
$1553
56 km or 35 mi Hamilton
$1497
59 km or 37 mi Dundee
$1157
65 km or 40 mi East Kilbride
$1500
66 km or 41 mi Glasgow
$1533
78 km or 48 mi Paisley
$1498
89 km or 56 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
98 km or 61 mi Greenock
$1198
99 km or 61 mi Irvine
$1496
102 km or 63 mi Dumfries
$1200
105 km or 65 mi Ayr
$955
120 km or 74 mi Carlisle
$1273
147 km or 91 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
149 km or 93 mi Aberdeen
$1302
150 km or 93 mi Gateshead
$1498
153 km or 95 mi Tynemouth
$1496
153 km or 95 mi Jarrow
$1496
154 km or 96 mi South Shields
$1502
158 km or 98 mi Washington
$1495
158 km or 98 mi Whitehaven
$1461
164 km or 102 mi Sunderland
$1321
166 km or 103 mi Durham
$1372
173 km or 107 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
182 km or 113 mi Inverness
$1406
189 km or 117 mi Hartlepool
$1402
189 km or 117 mi Elgin
$1409
190 km or 118 mi Darlington
$1211
194 km or 121 mi Stockton-on-Tees
$1300
197 km or 123 mi Middlesbrough
$1281
211 km or 131 mi Morecambe
$1408
212 km or 132 mi Bangor
$1128
213 km or 132 mi Lancaster
$1424
216 km or 134 mi Douglas
$1482
224 km or 139 mi Newtownabbey
$1498