Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Guangzhou - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiGuangzhou
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$799
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2210
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$382
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$791
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$239
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$81
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1009
🏙️ Population
1M
13.1M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 118% more expensive than in Guangzhou. Cities ranked 1730th and 5886th ($1741 vs $799) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 13th 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 1.3 months in Guangzhou. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Guangzhou ranked 6th in China, while ranked 257th and 597th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Guangzhou

Abu DhabiGuangzhou
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$21.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.42
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$563
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$274
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1145
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$619
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$31.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$47.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$19.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
5.37%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$9314
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$4592
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.68
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.47
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.17
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$34.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$46.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$77.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$443
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14922

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$1381
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$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 Guangzhou

DistanceCityCost of living
19 km or 12 miFoshan
$519
51 km or 32 miDongguan
$755
63 km or 39 miJiangmen
$895
65 km or 41 miQingyuan
$667
67 km or 42 miZhongshan
$636
83 km or 52 miZhaoqing
$666
100 km or 62 miZhuhai
$629
102 km or 63 miKaiping
$600
105 km or 65 miShenzhen
$1035
111 km or 69 miMacau
$1666
118 km or 73 miHuizhou
$564
127 km or 79 miYunfu
$668
131 km or 81 miKowloon
$2380
132 km or 82 miHong Kong
$2624
162 km or 100 miHeyuan
$583
189 km or 117 miShaoguan
$651
194 km or 121 miYangjiang
$658
202 km or 126 miWuzhou
$657
205 km or 127 miLianzhou
$575
216 km or 134 miShanwei
$655
225 km or 140 miHezhou
$639
281 km or 175 miGaozhou
$617
291 km or 181 miMaoming
$706
298 km or 185 miChenzhou
$740
298 km or 185 miPuning
$634
319 km or 198 miMeizhou
$702
321 km or 199 miJieyang
$529
323 km or 201 miYulin
$729
345 km or 214 miGanzhou
$739
349 km or 217 miChaozhou
$612
352 km or 219 miShantou
$677
364 km or 226 miZhanjiang
$604
373 km or 232 miGuigang
$632
384 km or 239 miGuilin
$671
406 km or 252 miYongzhou
$692
414 km or 257 miLiuzhou
$537
416 km or 259 miLaibin
$642
424 km or 264 miHengyang
$634
440 km or 273 miLongyan
$671
460 km or 286 miHaikou
$602