Abu Dhabi vs Jeddah - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Jeddah
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$990
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2482
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$423
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$767
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$315
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$123
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1706
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
52
44
😀 Quality of life
81
72
🏙️ Population
1.48M
3.98M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 98% more expensive than in Jeddah. Cities ranked 608th and 5402nd ($1963 vs $990) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 4th 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 1.7 months in Jeddah. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Jeddah ranked 3rd in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 318th and 1664th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Jeddah

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Abu Dhabi Jeddah
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$6.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$42.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.33
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.74
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$778
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$555
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$63.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$97.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$70.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.47%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1217
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$874
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$26.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$13.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.87
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$7.21
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$1.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$7.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$107
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$45.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$7.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$50.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$332
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$7405

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117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$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
69 km or 43 mi Mecca
$926
296 km or 184 mi Port Sudan
$603
307 km or 191 mi Yanbu
$833
328 km or 204 mi Medina
$892
395 km or 246 mi Bisha
$821
410 km or 255 mi Bareq
$820
508 km or 315 mi Abha
$975
597 km or 371 mi Al Wajh
$820
645 km or 401 mi Keren
$484
652 km or 405 mi Ar Rass
$752
661 km or 411 mi Massawa
$484
675 km or 420 mi As Sulayyil
$834
688 km or 427 mi Najran
$981
690 km or 429 mi Atbara
$568
691 km or 429 mi Asmara
$522
702 km or 436 mi Aswan
$309
703 km or 437 mi Sa'dah
$485
704 km or 437 mi Unaizah
$847
711 km or 442 mi Ha'il
$877
738 km or 458 mi Kassala
$600
741 km or 461 mi Mendefera
$482
806 km or 501 mi Tabuk
$1051
810 km or 503 mi Luxor
$345
834 km or 518 mi Qena
$329
836 km or 519 mi Hurghada
$433
845 km or 525 mi Riyadh
$1132
849 km or 528 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
855 km or 531 mi El Gouna
$360
863 km or 536 mi Sharm El Sheikh
$457
869 km or 540 mi Sanaa
$562
893 km or 555 mi Sayyan
$485
897 km or 557 mi Mekelle
$613
904 km or 562 mi Dahab
$468
922 km or 573 mi Dumat al-Jandal
$815
926 km or 576 mi El-Gadarif
$589
927 km or 576 mi Zabid
$484
942 km or 585 mi Sohag
$344
943 km or 586 mi Sakakah
$827
952 km or 592 mi Khartoum North
$617
954 km or 593 mi Dhamar
$490