Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Karachi - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKarachi
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$388
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$881
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$170
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$273
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$133
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$42.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$214
🏙️ Population
1M
14.9M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 349% more expensive than in Karachi. Cities ranked 1730th and 8826th ($1741 vs $388) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th 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 0.6 months in Karachi. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Karachi ranked 2nd in Pakistan, while ranked 257th and 8104th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Karachi

Abu DhabiKarachi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.02
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$10.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.32
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$175
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$105
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$291
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$182
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$34.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$53
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$16.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
14.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$650
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$441
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$2.25
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.67
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$0.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.07
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$2.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.54
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.27
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.32
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$1.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.9
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$22.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$4.36
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$17.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$50.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$48.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1087

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$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 Karachi

DistanceCityCost of living
148 km or 92 miHyderabad
$282
208 km or 129 miNawabshah
$326
213 km or 132 miMirpur Khas
$399
324 km or 201 miLarkana
$339
324 km or 201 miBhuj
$259
366 km or 227 miSukkur
$378
406 km or 252 miJacobabad
$374
445 km or 277 miPorbandar
$331
480 km or 298 miRajkot
$402
564 km or 351 miMehsana
$357
593 km or 368 miQuetta
$314
601 km or 374 miAhmedabad
$452
604 km or 375 miGandhinagar
$343
626 km or 389 miBhavnagar
$292
629 km or 391 miJodhpur
$450
643 km or 399 miPali
$330
643 km or 399 miNadiad
$301
645 km or 401 miChabahar
$440
675 km or 419 miUdaipur
$307
679 km or 422 miDera Ghazi Khan
$351
683 km or 425 miBahawalpur
$337
683 km or 425 miIranshahr
$374
692 km or 430 miVadodara
$329
711 km or 442 miGodhra
$327
719 km or 447 miBikaner
$306
723 km or 449 miSurat
$325
736 km or 457 miMultan
$303
745 km or 463 miNavsari
$225
761 km or 473 miKandahar
$335
769 km or 478 miBhilwara
$337
775 km or 482 miKhanewal
$312
785 km or 488 miAjmer
$329
792 km or 492 miLashkargah
$322
796 km or 494 miZahedan
$399
812 km or 504 miBurewala
$324
836 km or 519 miRatlam
$302
845 km or 525 miVasai
$301
865 km or 537 miMuscat
$1034
866 km or 538 miSikar
$267
874 km or 543 miZabol
$441