Abu Dhabi vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Ho Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$734
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$820
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$213
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$534
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
52
63
😀 Quality of life
81
68
🏙️ Population
1.48M
10.4M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 167% more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 608th and 6318th ($1963 vs $734) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Vietnam comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.7 months in Ho Chi Minh. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 318th and 3095th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ho Chi Minh

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Abu Dhabi Ho Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$22.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.01
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$454
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$288
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1129
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$641
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$46.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$71.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$9.98
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$5180
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1997
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$5.87
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.15
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$12.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$0.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$11.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.18
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$22.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$47.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$96.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$225
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$15038

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$1297
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$1899
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
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
21 km or 13 mi Thu Dau Mot
$520
25 km or 15 mi Bien Hoa
$502
72 km or 45 mi Vung Tau
$538
96 km or 60 mi Svay Rieng
$645
113 km or 70 mi Sa Dec
$494
127 km or 79 mi Can Tho
$551
141 km or 88 mi Long Xuyen
$531
153 km or 95 mi Soc Trang
$530
162 km or 100 mi Prey Veng
$642
167 km or 104 mi Phan Thiet
$433
181 km or 112 mi Mui Ne
$504
184 km or 114 mi Kampong Cham
$509
189 km or 117 mi Rach Gia
$521
198 km or 123 mi Bac Lieu
$514
205 km or 127 mi Phnom Penh
$850
233 km or 145 mi Da Lat
$496
244 km or 151 mi Ca Mau
$518
257 km or 160 mi Buon Ma Thuot
$425
270 km or 168 mi Phan Rang-Thap Cham
$509
271 km or 168 mi Kampot
$531
300 km or 186 mi Phu Quoc
$510
309 km or 192 mi Stung Treng
$639
320 km or 199 mi Nha Trang
$622
343 km or 213 mi Sihanoukville
$870
414 km or 257 mi Siem Reap
$639
433 km or 269 mi Qui Nhon
$518
452 km or 281 mi Battambang
$540
488 km or 303 mi Ko Chang
$536
502 km or 312 mi Serei Saophoan
$638
527 km or 327 mi Ubon Ratchathani
$457
533 km or 331 mi Quang Ngai
$465
584 km or 363 mi Klaeng
$549
592 km or 368 mi Hoi An
$504
605 km or 376 mi Da Nang
$639
637 km or 396 mi Hue
$468
663 km or 412 mi Nong Prue
$535
664 km or 413 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
668 km or 415 mi Pattaya
$584
670 km or 416 mi Laem Chabang
$534
676 km or 420 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580