Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kabul - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKabul
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$414
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$975
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$169
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$296
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$139
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$72.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$244
🏙️ Population
1M
3.68M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 321% more expensive than in Kabul. Cities ranked 1730th and 8680th ($1741 vs $414) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Kabul. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kabul ranked 2nd in Afghanistan, while ranked 257th and 9046th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kabul

Abu DhabiKabul
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$8.99
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.16
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.35
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$138
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$78
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$296
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$174
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$34.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$53.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$44.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
10.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$834
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$428
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$19.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$6.52
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.69
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.68
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$2.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.77
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.27
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$0.78
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$2.12
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$12.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$1.95
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$17.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$34.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$36.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1137

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$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
105 km or 65 miGardez
$335
119 km or 74 miJalalabad
$291
129 km or 80 miGhazni
$300
150 km or 93 miKhost
$333
163 km or 101 miPuli Khumri
$318
223 km or 138 miPeshawar
$320
235 km or 146 miKohat
$317
246 km or 153 miKunduz
$325
266 km or 166 miMardan
$305
293 km or 182 miMingora
$321
304 km or 189 miMazar-i-Sharif
$331
336 km or 209 miWah
$313
368 km or 229 miIslamabad
$430
369 km or 229 miQurghonteppa
$411
374 km or 232 miRawalpindi
$403
389 km or 242 miSheberghan
$321
425 km or 264 miSargodha
$535
450 km or 280 miTursunzoda
$351
451 km or 280 miDushanbe
$445
451 km or 280 miMirpur
$280
456 km or 284 miMandi Bahauddin
$282
458 km or 285 miKandahar
$335
467 km or 290 miJhang
$331
474 km or 294 miChiniot
$341
476 km or 296 miBaramulla
$310
499 km or 310 miGojra
$350
501 km or 312 miHafizabad
$234
503 km or 313 miFaisalabad
$366
505 km or 314 miGujrat
$286
517 km or 321 miDera Ghazi Khan
$351
520 km or 323 miSrinagar
$432
523 km or 325 miQuetta
$314
526 km or 327 miMultan
$303
534 km or 332 miSahiwal
$263
536 km or 333 miGujranwala
$269
538 km or 334 miKhanewal
$312
546 km or 340 miSialkot
$368
549 km or 341 miSheikhupura
$339
550 km or 342 miKamoke
$273
553 km or 344 miLashkargah
$322