Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Karaj - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKaraj
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$439
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1124
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$219
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$521
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$155
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$27.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$397
🏙️ Population
1M
1.59M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 297% more expensive than in Karaj. Cities ranked 1730th and 8459th ($1741 vs $439) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 77th in the United Arab Emirates and Iran, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.9 months in Karaj. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Karaj ranked 7th in Iran, while ranked 257th and 6032nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Karaj

Abu DhabiKaraj
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$11.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.27
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.3
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$261
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$164
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$410
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$13
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$20.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
23.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2423
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1085
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$14.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$2.07
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.24
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.23
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.15
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.75
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.91
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.94
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$0.77
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.37
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.5
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.2
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$0.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$1.31
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$0.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$25.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$5.59
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$1.53
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$24.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$46
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$59.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$983

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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 Karaj

DistanceCityCost of living
7.4 km or 4.6 miMohammadshahr
$441
9.9 km or 6.2 miKamal Shahr
$441
10 km or 6.5 miFardis
$443
13 km or 8.3 miAndisheh
$440
17 km or 10 miQods
$449
17 km or 10 miMalard
$448
19 km or 12 miShahriar
$449
33 km or 21 miNasimshahr
$444
36 km or 22 miNazarabad
$440
38 km or 24 miEslamshahr
$489
38 km or 24 miRobat Karim
$440
43 km or 26 miTehran
$828
46 km or 28 miGolestan
$447
50 km or 31 miRay
$446
69 km or 43 miQarchak
$447
74 km or 46 miPakdasht
$445
77 km or 48 miPardis
$443
79 km or 49 miKhak-e Ali
$440
87 km or 54 miVaramin
$548
100 km or 62 miQazvin
$536
104 km or 65 miSaveh
$405
130 km or 81 miQom
$596
144 km or 90 miAmol
$511
174 km or 108 miBabol
$563
177 km or 110 miLahijan
$444
185 km or 115 miQaem Shahr
$446
204 km or 127 miRasht
$464
205 km or 128 miSari
$406
208 km or 129 miKashan
$422
220 km or 137 miSemnan
$443
225 km or 140 miArak
$466
242 km or 150 miZanjan
$402
249 km or 155 miHamadan
$333
259 km or 161 miMalayer
$360
294 km or 183 miBorujerd
$512
311 km or 193 miDorud
$441
333 km or 207 miShahin Shahr
$444
334 km or 208 miGorgan
$366
350 km or 218 miKhomeyni Shahr
$446
354 km or 220 miKhorramabad
$406