Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Houston - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiHouston
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1760
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4095
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1035
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1661
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$449
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$152
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4189
🏙️ Population
1M
2.2M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 1% less expensive than in Houston. Cities ranked 1730th and 671st ($1741 vs $1760) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 499th in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.4 months in Houston. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Houston ranked 4th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 7th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Houston

Abu DhabiHouston
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$51.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.87
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1197
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$810
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1957
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1338
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$97.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$150
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.08%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2388
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1260
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$51.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$16.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.74
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.68
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.88
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$36
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$83.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$42.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$923
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$22833

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$1224
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$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
22 km or 14 miPasadena
$1768
25 km or 15 miPearland
$1755
25 km or 16 miMissouri
$1751
27 km or 17 miDeer Park
$1747
29 km or 18 miSugar Land
$1500
32 km or 20 miSpring
$1952
33 km or 21 miFriendswood
$1753
35 km or 22 miLa Porte
$1756
40 km or 25 miBaytown
$1797
41 km or 25 miLeague
$1750
42 km or 26 miAlvin
$1753
47 km or 29 miRosenberg
$1750
48 km or 30 miThe Woodlands
$1768
59 km or 37 miTexas
$1761
62 km or 38 miConroe
$1616
76 km or 47 miGalveston
$1658
81 km or 50 miLake Jackson
$1751
108 km or 67 miHuntsville
$1457
126 km or 78 miBeaumont
$1589
129 km or 80 miCollege Station
$1421
138 km or 86 miBryan
$1760
140 km or 87 miPort Arthur
$1757
186 km or 115 miLufkin
$1762
188 km or 117 miVictoria
$1667
203 km or 126 miSulphur
$1743
215 km or 134 miLake Charles
$1501
217 km or 135 miNacogdoches
$1219
229 km or 142 miPflugerville
$1751
234 km or 145 miAustin
$1964
236 km or 146 miRound Rock
$1614
239 km or 149 miTemple
$1482
242 km or 150 miKyle
$1744
242 km or 150 miGeorgetown
$1755
247 km or 153 miSan Marcos
$1666
249 km or 155 miCedar Park
$1750
250 km or 156 miSeguin
$1744
254 km or 158 miLeander
$1728
261 km or 162 miWaco
$1349
262 km or 163 miHarker Heights
$1746
264 km or 164 miNew Braunfels
$1553