Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Jeddah - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiJeddah
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$943
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2386
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$362
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$634
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$277
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$178
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1484
🏙️ Population
1M
3.98M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 85% more expensive than in Jeddah. Cities ranked 1730th and 5527th ($1741 vs $943) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Saudi Arabia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Jeddah. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Jeddah ranked 4th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 257th and 586th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Jeddah

Abu DhabiJeddah
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$31.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.32
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.72
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$323
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$221
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$612
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$451
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$57.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$88.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$63.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.87%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1075
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$640
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$26.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$24.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.43
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.4
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$2.65
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$97
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$16.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$60.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$38.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$91
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$272
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$5513

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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 Jeddah

DistanceCityCost of living
69 km or 43 miMecca
$797
296 km or 184 miPort Sudan
$633
307 km or 191 miYanbu
$810
328 km or 204 miMedina
$1089
395 km or 246 miBisha
$742
410 km or 255 miBareq
$740
508 km or 315 miAbha
$793
597 km or 371 miAl Wajh
$737
645 km or 401 miKeren
$495
652 km or 405 miAr Rass
$742
661 km or 411 miMassawa
$493
675 km or 420 miAs Sulayyil
$739
688 km or 427 miNajran
$736
690 km or 429 miAtbara
$614
691 km or 429 miAsmara
$532
702 km or 436 miAswan
$370
703 km or 437 miSa'dah
$493
704 km or 437 miUnaizah
$751
711 km or 442 miHa'il
$770
738 km or 458 miKassala
$610
741 km or 461 miMendefera
$493
806 km or 501 miTabuk
$801
810 km or 503 miLuxor
$362
834 km or 518 miQena
$474
836 km or 519 miHurghada
$428
845 km or 525 miRiyadh
$942
849 km or 528 miAl Hudaydah
$518
855 km or 531 miEl Gouna
$389
863 km or 536 miSharm El Sheikh
$440
869 km or 540 miSanaa
$573
893 km or 555 miSayyan
$494
897 km or 557 miMekelle
$512
904 km or 562 miDahab
$496
922 km or 573 miDumat al-Jandal
$739
926 km or 576 miEl-Gadarif
$627
927 km or 576 miZabid
$493
942 km or 585 miSohag
$323
943 km or 586 miSakakah
$672
952 km or 592 miKhartoum North
$652
954 km or 593 miDhamar
$495