Abu Dhabi vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Kaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$914
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$329
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$684
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$372
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$108
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1292
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
52
82
😀 Quality of life
81
85
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.73M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 115% more expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 608th and 5670th ($1963 vs $914) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 7th in the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.4 months in Kaohsiung. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 318th and 216th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kaohsiung

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Abu Dhabi Kaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$24.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.86
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$229
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$55.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$22.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$4042
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2048
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$37.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$8.64
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$2.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.77
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$15.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$19.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$4.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.88
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.49
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$4.11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.26
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$33
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$9.18
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$56.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$8.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$66
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$76.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$304
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$10014

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Distance City Cost of living
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

Cities near Kaohsiung

Distance City Cost of living
42 km or 26 mi Tainan
$859
88 km or 55 mi Taitung
$1091
97 km or 60 mi Chiayi
$882
124 km or 77 mi Douliu
$827
150 km or 93 mi Nantou
$828
163 km or 101 mi Changhua
$842
175 km or 108 mi Taichung
$927
224 km or 139 mi Miaoli
$708
253 km or 157 mi Hsinchu
$807
257 km or 160 mi Zhubei
$1006
265 km or 165 mi Taoyuan
$854
280 km or 174 mi Yilan
$758
285 km or 177 mi Kinmen
$828
291 km or 181 mi New Taipei
$1064
298 km or 185 mi Taipei
$1271
301 km or 187 mi Jinjiang
$702
307 km or 191 mi Xiamen
$828
309 km or 192 mi Quanzhou
$757
315 km or 196 mi Keelung
$973
340 km or 211 mi Putian
$705
341 km or 212 mi Zhangzhou
$751
379 km or 235 mi Shantou
$1051
393 km or 244 mi Chaozhou
$648
398 km or 247 mi Fuzhou
$700
416 km or 258 mi Jieyang
$747
430 km or 267 mi Puning
$700
432 km or 268 mi Longyan
$691
437 km or 271 mi Ishigaki
$1022
457 km or 284 mi Ningde
$701
466 km or 289 mi Meizhou
$775
487 km or 302 mi Sanming
$694
497 km or 309 mi Nanping
$684
510 km or 317 mi Shanwei
$710
562 km or 349 mi Miyakojima
$1022
575 km or 357 mi Rui'an
$687
575 km or 357 mi Tuguegarao
$558
587 km or 365 mi Heyuan
$696
600 km or 373 mi Wenzhou
$968
605 km or 376 mi Huizhou
$763
616 km or 382 mi Wuyishan
$642