Abu Dhabi vs Glasgow - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Glasgow
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1533
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3750
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$841
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1500
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$409
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$142
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3163
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
94
😀 Quality of life
81
96
🏙️ Population
1.48M
626K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 28% more expensive than in Glasgow. Cities ranked 608th and 2601st ($1963 vs $1533) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 78th 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 2.1 months in Glasgow. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Glasgow ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom, while ranked 318th and 11th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Glasgow
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$17.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$67.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$4.83
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$848
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$650
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1683
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1189
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$118
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$178
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$5597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2871
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$92.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.14
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$7.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$6.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.81
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.46
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$8.44
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.05
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$15.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.69
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.16
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$32.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$100
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$13.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$75.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$858
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$14519

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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 Glasgow

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 6.9 mi East Kilbride
$1500
11 km or 7.1 mi Paisley
$1498
16 km or 10 mi Hamilton
$1497
19 km or 12 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
32 km or 20 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
34 km or 21 mi Greenock
$1198
35 km or 21 mi Stirling
$1282
37 km or 23 mi Irvine
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Alloa
$1497
46 km or 29 mi Livingston
$1378
50 km or 31 mi Ayr
$955
54 km or 34 mi Dunfermline
$1384
66 km or 41 mi Edinburgh
$1695
73 km or 45 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
78 km or 49 mi Perth
$1553
97 km or 60 mi Dumfries
$1200
104 km or 65 mi Dundee
$1157
136 km or 85 mi Carlisle
$1273
152 km or 94 mi Whitehaven
$1461
161 km or 100 mi Bangor
$1128
170 km or 106 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
176 km or 110 mi Belfast
$1545
181 km or 112 mi Inverness
$1406
187 km or 116 mi Lisburn
$1495
191 km or 119 mi Douglas
$1482
193 km or 120 mi Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
195 km or 121 mi Aberdeen
$1302
196 km or 121 mi Gateshead
$1498
200 km or 124 mi Jarrow
$1496
201 km or 125 mi Tynemouth
$1496
202 km or 126 mi South Shields
$1502
203 km or 126 mi Washington
$1495
207 km or 128 mi Elgin
$1409
208 km or 129 mi Durham
$1372
210 km or 131 mi Sunderland
$1321
211 km or 131 mi Bishop Auckland
$1492
218 km or 135 mi Derry
$1261
219 km or 136 mi Morecambe
$1408
222 km or 138 mi Lancaster
$1424
227 km or 141 mi Darlington
$1211