Abu Dhabi vs Istanbul - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Istanbul
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$644
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1649
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$300
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$619
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$185
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$330
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
52
95
😀 Quality of life
81
75
🏙️ Population
1.48M
15.5M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 205% more expensive than in Istanbul. Cities ranked 608th and 7179th ($1963 vs $644) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Turkey 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 Istanbul. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Istanbul ranked 1st in Turkey, while ranked 318th and 884th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Istanbul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$4.18
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$19.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.89
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$382
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$867
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$475
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$37
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$57
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$8.82
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
21.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2296
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1125
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$33.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$3.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$5.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.22
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$8.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$0.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.48
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$0.79
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.1
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.01
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.53
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$1.39
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.37
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$21.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$2.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$21.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$40.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$68.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$211
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$5096

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$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
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
40 km or 25 mi Cayirova
$318
46 km or 28 mi Gebze
$322
73 km or 45 mi Korfez
$321
79 km or 49 mi Kocaeli
$393
83 km or 51 mi Golcuk
$320
87 km or 54 mi Izmit
$204
91 km or 56 mi Kapakli
$318
92 km or 57 mi Bursa
$531
96 km or 59 mi Kartepe
$318
98 km or 61 mi Corlu
$327
111 km or 69 mi Bandirma
$287
113 km or 70 mi Inegol
$328
121 km or 75 mi Tekirdag
$292
124 km or 77 mi Adapazari
$303
124 km or 77 mi Sakarya
$302
129 km or 80 mi Bilecik
$383
141 km or 88 mi Luleburgaz
$320
166 km or 103 mi Kirklareli
$236
176 km or 110 mi Balikesir
$359
186 km or 115 mi Duzce
$283
190 km or 118 mi Eskisehir
$354
192 km or 120 mi Uzunkopru
$318
197 km or 122 mi Kutahya
$324
207 km or 129 mi Burgas
$554
208 km or 129 mi Karadeniz Eregli
$322
214 km or 133 mi Edirne
$299
224 km or 139 mi Bolu
$285
234 km or 145 mi Soma
$317
236 km or 147 mi Canakkale
$322
259 km or 161 mi Varna
$627
260 km or 162 mi Alexandroupoli
$769
261 km or 162 mi Yambol
$473
261 km or 162 mi Usak
$444
284 km or 177 mi Afyonkarahisar
$314
287 km or 178 mi Sliven
$514
290 km or 180 mi Salihli
$321
290 km or 180 mi Bartin
$231
295 km or 184 mi Manisa
$355
296 km or 184 mi Mytilene
$825
299 km or 186 mi Komotini
$834