Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kigali - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKigali
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$704
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1733
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$344
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$708
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$246
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$69.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$306
🏙️ Population
1M
745k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 147% more expensive than in Kigali. Cities ranked 1730th and 6215th ($1741 vs $704) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Rwanda, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Rwanda comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.4 months in Kigali. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kigali ranked 1st in Rwanda, while ranked 257th and 6740th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kigali

Abu DhabiKigali
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.99
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$28.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.41
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$459
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$208
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$970
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$502
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$48.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$75.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$37.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
17.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3490
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$567
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$19.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$12.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.53
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.22
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$3.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.24
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.72
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.88
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.68
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$17.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$29.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1776

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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 Kigali

DistanceCityCost of living
42 km or 26 miByumba
$649
56 km or 35 miNyanza
$604
69 km or 43 miRuhengeri
$493
80 km or 50 miButare
$605
80 km or 50 miKibuye
$522
95 km or 59 miGisenyi
$582
104 km or 65 miMuyinga
$534
109 km or 68 miNgozi
$533
142 km or 88 miCyangugu
$625
145 km or 90 miBubanza
$534
148 km or 92 miBukavu
$536
164 km or 102 miGitega
$525
170 km or 105 miRuyigi
$531
177 km or 110 miBujumbura
$593
191 km or 119 miUvira
$595
219 km or 136 miRutana
$534
243 km or 151 miKasese
$434
244 km or 152 miMakamba
$533
246 km or 153 miButembo
$597
281 km or 174 miBeni
$609
322 km or 200 miMwanza
$640
348 km or 216 miEntebbe
$509
377 km or 234 miKampala
$689
388 km or 241 miKira Town
$538
392 km or 244 miBunia
$609
438 km or 272 miJinja
$540
451 km or 280 miKalemie
$597
473 km or 294 miKindu
$603
544 km or 338 miTororo
$541
554 km or 344 miMumias
$512
561 km or 348 miKisumu
$521
562 km or 349 miArua
$532
568 km or 353 miMbale
$505
581 km or 361 miGulu
$553
593 km or 368 miIsiro
$591
607 km or 377 miKisangani
$641
642 km or 399 miEldoret
$593
693 km or 431 miNakuru
$494
748 km or 465 miYambio
$496
752 km or 467 miArusha
$583