Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kathmandu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKathmandu
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$425
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1090
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$145
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$299
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$183
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$50.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$197
🏙️ Population
1M
975k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 310% more expensive than in Kathmandu. Cities ranked 1730th and 8610th ($1741 vs $425) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Nepal, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Nepal 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 Kathmandu. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kathmandu ranked 2nd in Nepal, while ranked 257th and 7044th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kathmandu

Abu DhabiKathmandu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$15.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.62
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.48
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$155
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$99.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$343
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$235
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$16.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$25.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$17.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
11.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1304
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$632
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$7.45
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.81
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.9
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.84
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.04
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.46
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.35
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$24.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3.22
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$22.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.04
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$20
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$50.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$60.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1369

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$1381
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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
5 km or 3.1 miLalitpur
$471
47 km or 29 miHetauda
$875
94 km or 58 miBirgunj
$399
124 km or 77 miJanakpur
$383
146 km or 91 miPokhara
$407
183 km or 114 miMuzaffarpur
$232
222 km or 138 miGorakhpur
$401
234 km or 145 miBiratnagar
$342
235 km or 146 miPatna
$367
238 km or 148 miSaharsa
$326
261 km or 162 miDamak
$405
300 km or 186 miPurnia
$296
320 km or 199 miBhagalpur
$274
322 km or 200 miSiliguri
$316
332 km or 206 miGaya
$325
346 km or 215 miJaunpur
$369
355 km or 220 miVaranasi
$307
359 km or 223 miRaiganj
$327
384 km or 239 miShigatse
$600
398 km or 247 miMirzapur
$373
400 km or 249 miParo
$551
410 km or 255 miMalda
$329
411 km or 256 miSaidpur
$423
421 km or 262 miThimphu
$551
431 km or 268 miAllahabad
$387
438 km or 272 miBalurghat
$326
443 km or 275 miRangpur
$397
447 km or 278 miLucknow
$409
449 km or 279 miDhanbad
$408
468 km or 291 miKulti
$333
476 km or 296 miAsansol
$265
479 km or 298 miDhangadhi
$374
485 km or 301 miRanchi
$343
493 km or 306 miRajshahi
$335
495 km or 307 miBerhampore
$329
503 km or 313 miDurgapur
$352
510 km or 317 miBheemdatta
$350
510 km or 317 miBogra
$371
517 km or 321 miKanpur
$305
553 km or 344 miJamshedpur
$304