Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Helsinki - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiHelsinki
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1751
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3968
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$947
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1571
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$493
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$146
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2886
🏙️ Population
1M
642k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 0.6% less expensive than in Helsinki. Cities ranked 1730th and 1162nd ($1741 vs $1751) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Finland, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Finland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Helsinki. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Helsinki ranked 2nd in Finland, while ranked 257th and 29th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Helsinki

Abu DhabiHelsinki
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$65.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.68
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$3.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1100
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$814
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1921
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1352
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$54.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$84.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$20.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
1.3%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$8736
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$5180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$65.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$21
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.16
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$11.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$15.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.81
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.13
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$3.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$9.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.24
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.92
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$46.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$16.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$83.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$21.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$99.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$392
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$6582

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$1381
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$1836
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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
15 km or 9.2 miVantaa
$1593
16 km or 9.7 miEspoo
$1527
26 km or 16 miTuusula
$1253
27 km or 17 miKerava
$1287
29 km or 18 miKirkkonummi
$1301
33 km or 21 miNurmijarvi
$1315
34 km or 21 miJarvenpaa
$1486
47 km or 29 miPorvoo
$1444
49 km or 30 miLohja
$1480
51 km or 32 miHyvinkaa
$1272
63 km or 39 miRiihimaki
$1256
78 km or 48 miMaardu
$820
83 km or 51 miTallinn
$1082
86 km or 53 miRaseborg
$1386
96 km or 59 miHameenlinna
$1308
98 km or 61 miLahti
$1358
102 km or 63 miSalo
$1209
115 km or 72 miKotka
$1276
122 km or 76 miRakvere
$797
124 km or 77 miKouvola
$1176
131 km or 81 miValkeakoski
$1435
132 km or 82 miHamina
$1314
143 km or 89 miKaarina
$1313
150 km or 93 miTurku
$1349
156 km or 97 miRaisio
$1312
157 km or 98 miKohtla-Jarve
$803
160 km or 100 miTampere
$1407
164 km or 102 miNokia
$1310
169 km or 105 miYlojarvi
$1310
170 km or 106 miSastamala
$1306
181 km or 113 miSillamae
$697
188 km or 117 miJamsa
$1310
201 km or 125 miParnu
$816
203 km or 126 miLappeenranta
$1254
203 km or 126 miNarva
$635
205 km or 127 miViljandi
$706
210 km or 131 miMikkeli
$1309
214 km or 133 miRauma
$1321
224 km or 139 miPori
$1294
224 km or 139 miTartu
$875