Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ho Chi Minh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiHo Chi Minh
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$735
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1851
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$391
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$774
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$204
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$66.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$398
🏙️ Population
1M
10.4M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 137% more expensive than in Ho Chi Minh. Cities ranked 1730th and 6120th ($1741 vs $735) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd 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 0.5 months in Ho Chi Minh. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ho Chi Minh ranked 1st in Vietnam, while ranked 257th and 2834th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ho Chi Minh

Abu DhabiHo Chi Minh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.41
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$21
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.04
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.4
🥤 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
$446
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$314
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1009
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$627
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$39.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$60.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$10.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2971
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1288
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$9.16
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$5.59
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$12.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.45
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.97
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.5
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.98
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$26
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$4.43
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$26.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$42.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$96
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9112

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$1224
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$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$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
21 km or 13 miThu Dau Mot
$559
25 km or 15 miBien Hoa
$508
72 km or 45 miVung Tau
$667
96 km or 60 miSvay Rieng
$606
113 km or 70 miSa Dec
$527
127 km or 79 miCan Tho
$571
141 km or 88 miLong Xuyen
$572
153 km or 95 miSoc Trang
$580
162 km or 100 miPrey Veng
$655
167 km or 104 miPhan Thiet
$448
181 km or 112 miMui Ne
$547
184 km or 114 miKampong Cham
$439
189 km or 117 miRach Gia
$568
198 km or 123 miBac Lieu
$555
205 km or 127 miPhnom Penh
$779
233 km or 145 miDa Lat
$480
244 km or 151 miCa Mau
$562
257 km or 160 miBuon Ma Thuot
$434
270 km or 168 miPhan Rang-Thap Cham
$553
271 km or 168 miKampot
$684
300 km or 186 miPhu Quoc
$546
309 km or 192 miStung Treng
$563
320 km or 199 miNha Trang
$570
343 km or 213 miSihanoukville
$589
414 km or 257 miSiem Reap
$625
433 km or 269 miQui Nhon
$560
452 km or 281 miBattambang
$509
488 km or 303 miKo Chang
$666
502 km or 312 miSerei Saophoan
$617
527 km or 327 miUbon Ratchathani
$526
533 km or 331 miQuang Ngai
$596
584 km or 363 miKlaeng
$617
592 km or 368 miHoi An
$555
605 km or 376 miDa Nang
$728
637 km or 396 miHue
$830
663 km or 412 miNong Prue
$666
664 km or 413 miChaophraya Surasak
$669
668 km or 415 miPattaya
$784
670 km or 416 miLaem Chabang
$663
676 km or 420 miNakhon Ratchasima
$574