Abu Dhabi vs Harare - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Harare
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$882
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2429
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$360
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$824
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$306
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$150
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$271
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
52
36
😀 Quality of life
81
47
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.15M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 123% more expensive than in Harare. Cities ranked 608th and 5800th ($1963 vs $882) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Zimbabwe, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Zimbabwe comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.3 months in Harare. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Harare ranked 1st in Zimbabwe, while ranked 318th and 6425th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Harare

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Abu Dhabi Harare
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$8.91
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$39.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$238
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$207
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$752
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$630
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$41.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$64
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$105
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
14.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1334
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1514
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$19.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$8.03
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.83
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.41
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.65
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.17
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.78
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$9.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$36.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$7.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$37.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$7.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$18.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$40.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$287
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$8475

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
18 km or 11 mi Chitungwiza
$784
66 km or 41 mi Marondera
$714
105 km or 65 mi Chinhoyi
$752
133 km or 83 mi Kadoma
$677
165 km or 103 mi Kwekwe
$763
213 km or 132 mi Mutare
$760
223 km or 138 mi Gweru
$754
251 km or 156 mi Masvingo
$825
291 km or 181 mi Chimoio
$1028
328 km or 204 mi Tete
$989
369 km or 229 mi Bulawayo
$775
399 km or 248 mi Lusaka
$732
447 km or 278 mi Choma
$1136
458 km or 284 mi Beira
$990
478 km or 297 mi Blantyre
$542
498 km or 309 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
510 km or 317 mi Ntcheu
$550
514 km or 319 mi Mulanje
$558
518 km or 322 mi Lilongwe
$579
525 km or 326 mi Francistown
$544
531 km or 330 mi Zomba
$558
549 km or 341 mi Livingstone
$1152
584 km or 363 mi Mangochi
$551
588 km or 365 mi Monkey Bay
$556
599 km or 372 mi Ndola
$1233
618 km or 384 mi Quelimane
$1023
635 km or 394 mi Kitwe
$1228
659 km or 409 mi Mufulira
$1724
665 km or 413 mi Palapye
$506
679 km or 422 mi Serowe
$527
680 km or 422 mi Chingola
$1117
714 km or 444 mi Mzimba
$551
734 km or 456 mi Mahalapye
$544
775 km or 482 mi Mansa
$1151
778 km or 484 mi Mzuzu
$546
786 km or 489 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
847 km or 526 mi Xai-Xai
$1114
847 km or 526 mi Kasama
$1156
892 km or 554 mi Likasi
$890
898 km or 558 mi Middelburg
$822