Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kaohsiung - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKaohsiung
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$880
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2590
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$253
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$657
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$409
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1199
🏙️ Population
1M
2.77M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 98% more expensive than in Kaohsiung. Cities ranked 1730th and 5718th ($1741 vs $880) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th 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 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kaohsiung ranked 4th in Taiwan, while ranked 257th and 309th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kaohsiung

Abu DhabiKaohsiung
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.38
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$23.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.32
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.95
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$256
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$170
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$687
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$541
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$40.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$61.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$25.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
1.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$5105
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3031
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$47
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.29
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$3.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.55
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$18.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$20.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$5.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.46
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$5.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.71
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$46.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.73
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$58.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.76
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$39.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$81.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$373
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$11999

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$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 Kaohsiung

DistanceCityCost of living
42 km or 26 miTainan
$728
88 km or 55 miTaitung
$821
97 km or 60 miChiayi
$776
124 km or 77 miDouliu
$788
150 km or 93 miNantou
$799
163 km or 101 miChanghua
$861
175 km or 108 miTaichung
$903
224 km or 139 miMiaoli
$748
253 km or 157 miHsinchu
$780
257 km or 160 miZhubei
$1065
265 km or 165 miTaoyuan
$858
280 km or 174 miYilan
$761
285 km or 177 miKinmen
$793
291 km or 181 miNew Taipei
$1174
298 km or 185 miTaipei
$1230
301 km or 187 miJinjiang
$610
307 km or 191 miXiamen
$728
309 km or 192 miQuanzhou
$722
315 km or 196 miKeelung
$914
340 km or 211 miPutian
$683
341 km or 212 miZhangzhou
$668
379 km or 235 miShantou
$677
393 km or 244 miChaozhou
$612
398 km or 247 miFuzhou
$666
416 km or 258 miJieyang
$529
430 km or 267 miPuning
$634
432 km or 268 miLongyan
$671
437 km or 271 miIshigaki
$1212
457 km or 284 miNingde
$682
466 km or 289 miMeizhou
$702
487 km or 302 miSanming
$675
497 km or 309 miNanping
$671
510 km or 317 miShanwei
$655
562 km or 349 miMiyakojima
$1209
575 km or 357 miRui'an
$622
575 km or 357 miTuguegarao
$580
587 km or 365 miHeyuan
$583
600 km or 373 miWenzhou
$650
605 km or 376 miHuizhou
$564
616 km or 382 miWuyishan
$576