Abu Dhabi vs Gold Coast - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Gold Coast
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1776
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4282
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1000
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1679
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$165
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3864
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
20 km
🎓 Higher education
52
48
😀 Quality of life
81
90
🏙️ Population
1.48M
638K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 11% more expensive than in Gold Coast. Cities ranked 608th and 2046th ($1963 vs $1776) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 14th in the United Arab Emirates and Australia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.2 months in Gold Coast. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Gold Coast ranked 6th in Australia, while ranked 318th and 104th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Gold Coast
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$62.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8.81
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.59
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1207
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$780
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2335
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$82.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$125
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$52.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$9231
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$6718
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$111
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$7.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$11.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$3.47
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$23.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$49
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$45.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$23.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$74.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1465
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$18118

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$1297
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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$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

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$1627
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$2056
73 km or 45 mi Byron Bay
$2199
77 km or 48 mi Ipswich
$1612
114 km or 71 mi Caboolture
$1630
138 km or 86 mi Caloundra
$1630
152 km or 94 mi Toowoomba
$1462
155 km or 97 mi Sunshine Coast
$1808
256 km or 159 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
308 km or 192 mi Hervey Bay
$1658
323 km or 201 mi Armidale
$1677
367 km or 228 mi Bundaberg
$1482
383 km or 238 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
511 km or 318 mi Gladstone
$1603
567 km or 353 mi Newcastle
$1798
591 km or 367 mi Rockhampton
$1390
660 km or 410 mi Dubbo
$1445
669 km or 416 mi Dee Why
$1970
675 km or 419 mi Kellyville
$1656
683 km or 424 mi Blacktown
$1581
683 km or 425 mi Sydney
$2294
684 km or 425 mi Parramatta
$1896
703 km or 437 mi Bathurst
$1558
715 km or 445 mi Orange
$1661
752 km or 468 mi Wollongong
$1554
827 km or 514 mi Goulburn
$1700
904 km or 562 mi Canberra
$1792
974 km or 605 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
988 km or 614 mi Griffith
$1629
1182 km or 734 mi Townsville
$1224
1196 km or 743 mi Shepparton
$1442
1271 km or 789 mi Mildura
$1622
1294 km or 804 mi Bendigo
$1610
1299 km or 807 mi Traralgon
$1626
1337 km or 830 mi Sunbury
$1625
1338 km or 831 mi Pakenham
$1631
1342 km or 834 mi Berwick
$1562
1344 km or 835 mi Melbourne
$1968
1344 km or 835 mi South Yarra
$1589
1344 km or 835 mi Dandenong
$1498