Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Foshan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiFoshan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$519
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1631
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$144
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$342
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$227
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$75.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$908
🏙️ Population
1M
7.19M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 235% more expensive than in Foshan. Cities ranked 1730th and 7537th ($1741 vs $519) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 533rd 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 1.8 months in Foshan. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Foshan ranked 23rd in China, while ranked 257th and 1573rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Foshan

Abu DhabiFoshan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.44
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$15.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.54
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$171
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$79.6
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$508
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$221
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$31.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$48.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$15
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2985
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3164
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.42
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.65
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.75
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.97
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.19
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.67
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$25.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$7.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.39
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$62.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$70.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$444
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14214

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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
19 km or 12 miGuangzhou
$799
50 km or 31 miJiangmen
$895
61 km or 38 miZhongshan
$636
66 km or 41 miDongguan
$755
67 km or 42 miZhaoqing
$666
73 km or 45 miQingyuan
$667
84 km or 52 miKaiping
$600
96 km or 60 miZhuhai
$629
106 km or 66 miMacau
$1666
110 km or 68 miYunfu
$668
112 km or 69 miShenzhen
$1035
134 km or 83 miHuizhou
$564
136 km or 85 miKowloon
$2380
137 km or 85 miHong Kong
$2624
176 km or 109 miYangjiang
$658
181 km or 112 miHeyuan
$583
190 km or 118 miWuzhou
$657
203 km or 126 miShaoguan
$651
209 km or 130 miLianzhou
$575
221 km or 137 miHezhou
$639
230 km or 143 miShanwei
$655
262 km or 163 miGaozhou
$617
272 km or 169 miMaoming
$706
306 km or 190 miYulin
$729
308 km or 191 miChenzhou
$740
315 km or 196 miPuning
$634
338 km or 210 miMeizhou
$702
338 km or 210 miJieyang
$529
345 km or 214 miZhanjiang
$604
358 km or 222 miGuigang
$632
362 km or 225 miGanzhou
$739
367 km or 228 miChaozhou
$612
369 km or 229 miShantou
$677
379 km or 236 miGuilin
$671
403 km or 250 miLaibin
$642
403 km or 250 miLiuzhou
$537
410 km or 255 miYongzhou
$692
433 km or 269 miHengyang
$634
442 km or 274 miHaikou
$602
447 km or 278 miBeihai
$521