Abu Dhabi vs Jerusalem - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Jerusalem
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1871
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4178
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1030
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1618
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$524
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$159
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$2835
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
38 km
🎓 Higher education
52
77
😀 Quality of life
81
84
🏙️ Population
1.48M
919K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 5% more expensive than in Jerusalem. Cities ranked 608th and 1870th ($1963 vs $1871) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 6th in the United Arab Emirates and Israel, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Israel comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.5 months in Jerusalem. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Jerusalem ranked 1st in Israel, while ranked 318th and 226th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Jerusalem
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$65
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$15.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$7.87
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1113
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$865
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1715
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1391
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$90.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$24.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$12080
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$7072
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$64.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$20.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$9.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.87
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.67
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$3.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$10.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$66.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$11.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$71.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$109
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$716
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6365

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$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
8.8 km or 5.5 mi Bethlehem
$1040
13 km or 7.9 mi Ramallah
$1033
22 km or 14 mi Beit Shemesh
$1585
28 km or 17 mi Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
$1649
30 km or 19 mi Hebron
$784
35 km or 22 mi Lod
$1500
36 km or 22 mi Dura
$800
36 km or 22 mi Ariel
$1350
36 km or 23 mi Ramla
$1701
40 km or 25 mi Rehovot
$1739
42 km or 26 mi Rosh HaAyin
$1641
42 km or 26 mi Yehud
$1642
43 km or 27 mi Ness Ziona
$1645
43 km or 27 mi Kafr Qasim
$1648
43 km or 27 mi Rishon LeZion
$1760
44 km or 28 mi Kiryat Malakhi
$1652
46 km or 28 mi Petah Tikva
$1861
46 km or 29 mi Kiryat Ono
$1770
46 km or 29 mi Kiryat Gat
$1611
47 km or 29 mi Yavne
$1646
48 km or 30 mi Nablus
$868
49 km or 30 mi Bnei Brak
$1671
50 km or 31 mi Givatayim
$2015
50 km or 31 mi Holon
$1770
50 km or 31 mi Ramat Gan
$2080
51 km or 32 mi Qalqilya
$766
51 km or 32 mi Bat Yam
$1873
51 km or 32 mi Hod HaSharon
$2055
52 km or 32 mi Tel Aviv
$2256
53 km or 33 mi Kfar Saba
$1648
54 km or 33 mi Ashdod
$1655
54 km or 33 mi Ramat HaSharon
$1848
54 km or 34 mi Herzliya
$1712
55 km or 34 mi Ra'anana
$1646
56 km or 35 mi Tira
$1653
56 km or 35 mi Al-Salt
$633
57 km or 36 mi Tayibe
$1642
58 km or 36 mi Arad
$1326
62 km or 38 mi Rahat
$1653
63 km or 39 mi Ashkelon
$1599