Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Essen - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiEssen
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1272
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3156
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$585
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1017
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$392
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$158
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2114
🏙️ Population
1M
583k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 37% more expensive than in Essen. Cities ranked 1730th and 3304th ($1741 vs $1272) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 54th in the United Arab Emirates and Germany, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Germany comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.7 months in Essen. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Essen ranked 9th in Germany, while ranked 257th and 40th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Essen

Abu DhabiEssen
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$46.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.84
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$545
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$997
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$749
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$185
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2405
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2177
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$79.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$23.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.62
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.31
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.94
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.54
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.66
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$5.72
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$11.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$26.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$14.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$87.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$84.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$350
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$11581

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$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

Cities near Essen

DistanceCityCost of living
9.5 km or 5.9 miGelsenkirchen
$1088
9.6 km or 6 miMulheim
$1243
10 km or 6.3 miBottrop
$1192
11 km or 7.1 miOberhausen
$1118
12 km or 7.8 miVelbert
$1232
13 km or 8.3 miHattingen
$1229
14 km or 8.4 miGladbeck
$1226
14 km or 8.8 miHeiligenhaus
$1229
15 km or 9 miBochum
$1282
18 km or 11 miHerne
$1203
18 km or 11 miDuisburg
$1087
19 km or 12 miHerten
$1227
19 km or 12 miWulfrath
$1228
19 km or 12 miSprockhovel
$1223
20 km or 13 miRatingen
$1227
22 km or 14 miWitten
$1300
23 km or 14 miRecklinghausen
$1001
23 km or 14 miMettmann
$1224
23 km or 14 miDinslaken
$1229
24 km or 15 miDorsten
$1232
24 km or 15 miCastrop-Rauxel
$1228
24 km or 15 miWuppertal
$1200
25 km or 16 miMarl
$1232
26 km or 16 miErkrath
$1228
27 km or 17 miSchwelm
$1227
27 km or 17 miOer-Erkenschwick
$1225
27 km or 17 miMoers
$1115
27 km or 17 miWetter
$1225
28 km or 17 miGevelsberg
$1226
28 km or 18 miVoerde
$1228
28 km or 18 miEnnepetal
$1229
29 km or 18 miHaan
$1229
30 km or 18 miDusseldorf
$1516
30 km or 18 miHerdecke
$1226
30 km or 19 miRheinberg
$1223
31 km or 20 miHilden
$1224
32 km or 20 miNeukirchen-Vluyn
$1228
32 km or 20 miWaltrop
$1227
32 km or 20 miSolingen
$1225
32 km or 20 miDatteln
$1225