Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Istanbul - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiIstanbul
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$623
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1525
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$269
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$430
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$189
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$461
🏙️ Population
1M
14.7M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 179% more expensive than in Istanbul. Cities ranked 1730th and 6663rd ($1741 vs $623) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd 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 0.7 months in Istanbul. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Istanbul ranked 1st in Turkey, while ranked 257th and 710th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Istanbul

Abu DhabiIstanbul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$17.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.64
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$317
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$184
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$505
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$307
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$45.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$71
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
14.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1380
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$680
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.51
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$35.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.66
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.16
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.77
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.84
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.89
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$32
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$36.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$65.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$282
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$6858

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
40 km or 25 miCayirova
$371
46 km or 28 miGebze
$370
73 km or 45 miKorfez
$375
79 km or 49 miKocaeli
$460
83 km or 51 miGolcuk
$373
87 km or 54 miIzmit
$368
91 km or 56 miKapakli
$370
92 km or 57 miBursa
$503
96 km or 59 miKartepe
$370
98 km or 61 miCorlu
$382
111 km or 69 miBandirma
$270
113 km or 70 miInegol
$381
121 km or 75 miTekirdag
$417
124 km or 77 miAdapazari
$331
124 km or 77 miSakarya
$320
129 km or 80 miBilecik
$404
141 km or 88 miLuleburgaz
$372
166 km or 103 miKirklareli
$297
176 km or 110 miBalikesir
$440
186 km or 115 miDuzce
$417
190 km or 118 miEskisehir
$418
192 km or 120 miUzunkopru
$370
197 km or 122 miKutahya
$400
207 km or 129 miBurgas
$563
208 km or 129 miKaradeniz Eregli
$375
214 km or 133 miEdirne
$363
224 km or 139 miBolu
$390
234 km or 145 miSoma
$371
236 km or 147 miCanakkale
$374
259 km or 161 miVarna
$598
260 km or 162 miAlexandroupoli
$863
261 km or 162 miYambol
$506
261 km or 162 miUsak
$341
284 km or 177 miAfyonkarahisar
$357
287 km or 178 miSliven
$390
290 km or 180 miSalihli
$373
290 km or 180 miBartin
$403
295 km or 184 miManisa
$441
296 km or 184 miMytilene
$928
299 km or 186 miKomotini
$859