Abu Dhabi vs Karachi - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Karachi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$307
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$781
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$122
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$253
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$110
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$41
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$158
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
52
61
😀 Quality of life
81
52
🏙️ Population
1.48M
14.9M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 540% more expensive than in Karachi. Cities ranked 608th and 9163rd ($1963 vs $307) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Pakistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Karachi. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Karachi ranked 1st in Pakistan, while ranked 318th and 6063rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Karachi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$1.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$9.88
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.17
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.08
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.09
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.23
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$96.2
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$64
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$264
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$165
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$31.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$49.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$19.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
13.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$757
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$374
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$9.29
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$1.68
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.81
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.38
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$0.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$3.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$2.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$0.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.24
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$0.83
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$1.57
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.6
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$15.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$10.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$13.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$35.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$47
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1169

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$1297
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$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$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
148 km or 92 mi Hyderabad
$221
208 km or 129 mi Nawabshah
$239
213 km or 132 mi Mirpur Khas
$231
324 km or 201 mi Larkana
$248
324 km or 201 mi Bhuj
$324
366 km or 227 mi Sukkur
$231
406 km or 252 mi Jacobabad
$244
445 km or 277 mi Porbandar
$338
480 km or 298 mi Rajkot
$416
564 km or 351 mi Mehsana
$338
593 km or 368 mi Quetta
$271
601 km or 374 mi Ahmedabad
$468
604 km or 375 mi Gandhinagar
$318
626 km or 389 mi Bhavnagar
$299
629 km or 391 mi Jodhpur
$374
643 km or 399 mi Pali
$340
643 km or 399 mi Nadiad
$339
645 km or 401 mi Chabahar
$659
675 km or 419 mi Udaipur
$400
679 km or 422 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$233
683 km or 425 mi Bahawalpur
$248
683 km or 425 mi Iranshahr
$657
692 km or 430 mi Vadodara
$343
711 km or 442 mi Godhra
$336
719 km or 447 mi Bikaner
$311
723 km or 449 mi Surat
$426
736 km or 457 mi Multan
$244
745 km or 463 mi Navsari
$247
761 km or 473 mi Kandahar
$373
769 km or 478 mi Bhilwara
$358
775 km or 482 mi Khanewal
$266
785 km or 488 mi Ajmer
$319
792 km or 492 mi Lashkargah
$355
796 km or 494 mi Zahedan
$828
812 km or 504 mi Burewala
$226
836 km or 519 mi Ratlam
$345
845 km or 525 mi Vasai
$393
865 km or 537 mi Muscat
$1145
866 km or 538 mi Sikar
$295
874 km or 543 mi Zabol
$659