Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Islamabad - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiIslamabad
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$430
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$907
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$217
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$322
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$143
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$33.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$239
🏙️ Population
1M
1.37M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 305% more expensive than in Islamabad. Cities ranked 1730th and 8558th ($1741 vs $430) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Pakistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Islamabad. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Islamabad ranked 1st in Pakistan, while ranked 257th and 7099th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Islamabad

Abu DhabiIslamabad
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$10.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.35
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$234
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$144
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$359
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$218
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$38.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$59.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$16
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
14.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$842
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$323
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$11.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$3.05
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.68
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.68
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$0.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.89
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$2.72
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.29
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$0.8
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$1.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.6
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$23.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.51
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$14.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$43.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$53.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$929

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$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

Cities near Islamabad

DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 7 miRawalpindi
$403
33 km or 20 miWah
$313
91 km or 57 miMirpur
$280
108 km or 67 miMardan
$305
131 km or 82 miMandi Bahauddin
$282
132 km or 82 miBaramulla
$310
135 km or 84 miMingora
$321
146 km or 91 miPeshawar
$320
148 km or 92 miKohat
$317
158 km or 98 miGujrat
$286
169 km or 105 miSrinagar
$432
183 km or 114 miSargodha
$535
191 km or 119 miHafizabad
$234
193 km or 120 miSialkot
$368
200 km or 124 miJammu
$325
203 km or 126 miGujranwala
$269
220 km or 137 miChiniot
$341
222 km or 138 miKamoke
$273
239 km or 148 miSheikhupura
$339
252 km or 156 miJalalabad
$291
254 km or 158 miFaisalabad
$366
268 km or 167 miLahore
$443
279 km or 173 miJhang
$331
285 km or 177 miGojra
$350
287 km or 178 miAmritsar
$478
287 km or 179 miSahiwal
$263
291 km or 181 miPathankot
$326
292 km or 182 miKhost
$333
324 km or 201 miOkara
$288
353 km or 219 miGardez
$335
356 km or 221 miJalandhar
$348
368 km or 229 miKabul
$414
392 km or 244 miKhanewal
$312
396 km or 246 miBurewala
$324
408 km or 253 miLudhiana
$365
418 km or 260 miMultan
$303
427 km or 266 miGhazni
$300
465 km or 289 miDera Ghazi Khan
$351
468 km or 291 miPuli Khumri
$318
483 km or 300 miChandigarh
$418