Abu Dhabi vs Kathmandu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Kathmandu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$435
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1138
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$140
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$283
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$48.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$207
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
52
28
😀 Quality of life
81
47
🏙️ Population
1.48M
846K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 351% more expensive than in Kathmandu. Cities ranked 608th and 8649th ($1963 vs $435) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd 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 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kathmandu ranked 2nd in Nepal, while ranked 318th and 6397th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kathmandu

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Abu Dhabi Kathmandu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$24.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.45
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$156
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$97.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$336
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$219
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$17.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$27
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$13.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
12.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1709
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$663
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$4.74
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$8.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.17
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$8.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.17
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$1.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$0.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$31.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$3.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$1.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$26.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$51
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$85.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$3165

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$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
5 km or 3.1 mi Lalitpur
$445
47 km or 29 mi Hetauda
$322
94 km or 58 mi Birgunj
$307
124 km or 77 mi Janakpur
$335
146 km or 91 mi Pokhara
$350
183 km or 114 mi Muzaffarpur
$250
222 km or 138 mi Gorakhpur
$365
234 km or 145 mi Biratnagar
$352
235 km or 146 mi Patna
$408
238 km or 148 mi Saharsa
$336
261 km or 162 mi Damak
$302
300 km or 186 mi Purnia
$368
320 km or 199 mi Bhagalpur
$284
322 km or 200 mi Siliguri
$375
332 km or 206 mi Gaya
$275
346 km or 215 mi Jaunpur
$337
355 km or 220 mi Varanasi
$362
359 km or 223 mi Raiganj
$337
384 km or 239 mi Shigatse
$667
398 km or 247 mi Mirzapur
$381
400 km or 249 mi Paro
$492
410 km or 255 mi Malda
$339
411 km or 256 mi Saidpur
$373
421 km or 262 mi Thimphu
$499
431 km or 268 mi Allahabad
$540
438 km or 272 mi Balurghat
$336
443 km or 275 mi Rangpur
$355
447 km or 278 mi Lucknow
$361
449 km or 279 mi Dhanbad
$377
468 km or 291 mi Kulti
$342
476 km or 296 mi Asansol
$312
479 km or 298 mi Dhangadhi
$314
485 km or 301 mi Ranchi
$371
493 km or 306 mi Rajshahi
$303
495 km or 307 mi Berhampore
$338
503 km or 313 mi Durgapur
$329
510 km or 317 mi Bheemdatta
$353
510 km or 317 mi Bogra
$365
517 km or 321 mi Kanpur
$441
553 km or 344 mi Jamshedpur
$330