Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Edinburgh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiEdinburgh
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1663
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4072
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$949
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1612
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$431
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2377
🏙️ Population
1M
513k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 5% more expensive than in Edinburgh. Cities ranked 1730th and 1928th ($1741 vs $1663) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 33rd 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 1.4 months in Edinburgh. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Edinburgh ranked 11th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 257th and 87th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Edinburgh

Abu DhabiEdinburgh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$60.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.25
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.49
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$982
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$763
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1704
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1338
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$110
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$168
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$5289
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3656
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$70.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$20.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.57
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.53
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.65
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$13.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.52
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$44.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$112
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$11.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$84.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$94.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1216
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$17879

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$1381
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$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
18 km or 11 miKirkcaldy
$1057
21 km or 13 miLivingston
$1112
21 km or 13 miDunfermline
$1215
42 km or 26 miAlloa
$1456
49 km or 30 miCumbernauld
$1468
49 km or 31 miStirling
$1328
52 km or 32 miPerth
$1442
56 km or 35 miHamilton
$1457
59 km or 37 miDundee
$1198
65 km or 40 miEast Kilbride
$1459
66 km or 41 miGlasgow
$1380
78 km or 48 miPaisley
$1460
89 km or 56 miKilmarnock
$1421
98 km or 61 miGreenock
$1162
99 km or 61 miIrvine
$1462
102 km or 63 miDumfries
$1219
105 km or 65 miAyr
$983
120 km or 74 miCarlisle
$1198
147 km or 91 miNewcastle upon Tyne
$1337
149 km or 93 miAberdeen
$1385
150 km or 93 miGateshead
$1464
153 km or 95 miTynemouth
$1461
153 km or 95 miJarrow
$1455
154 km or 96 miSouth Shields
$1468
158 km or 98 miWashington
$1462
158 km or 98 miWhitehaven
$1447
164 km or 102 miSunderland
$1217
166 km or 103 miDurham
$1306
173 km or 107 miBishop Auckland
$1465
182 km or 113 miInverness
$1311
189 km or 117 miHartlepool
$1262
189 km or 117 miElgin
$1487
190 km or 118 miDarlington
$1185
194 km or 121 miStockton-on-Tees
$1397
197 km or 123 miMiddlesbrough
$1242
211 km or 131 miMorecambe
$1334
212 km or 132 miBangor
$1106
213 km or 132 miLancaster
$1282
216 km or 134 miDouglas
$1460
224 km or 139 miNewtownabbey
$1465