Abu Dhabi vs Kobe - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Kobe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1305
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3292
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$565
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1112
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$434
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$196
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$2590
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
52
92
😀 Quality of life
81
82
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.51M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 50% more expensive than in Kobe. Cities ranked 608th and 3164th ($1963 vs $1305) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 7th in the United Arab Emirates and Japan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2 months in Kobe. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kobe ranked 11th in Japan, while ranked 318th and 276th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kobe

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Abu Dhabi Kobe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$5.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$33.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.73
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.03
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$425
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1289
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$853
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$89.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$136
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$36
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.24%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$3738
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$3013
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.26
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$75.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$22
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.51
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$14.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$37.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$5.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$5.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$5.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.71
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.62
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.75
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$10.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$60.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$18
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$23.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$58.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$72.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$285
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$11371

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$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$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
12 km or 7.3 mi Ashiya
$1024
15 km or 9 mi Nishinomiya
$1189
18 km or 11 mi Akashi
$1062
20 km or 13 mi Takarazuka
$1052
20 km or 13 mi Amagasaki
$1103
21 km or 13 mi Miki
$1026
22 km or 14 mi Sanda
$1024
23 km or 14 mi Itami
$1050
25 km or 16 mi Inami
$1021
26 km or 16 mi Kawanishi
$1032
27 km or 17 mi Ikeda
$1021
28 km or 17 mi Toyonaka
$1031
29 km or 18 mi Inagawa
$1019
29 km or 18 mi Harima
$1022
29 km or 18 mi Osaka
$1295
29 km or 18 mi Ono
$1021
29 km or 18 mi Izumiotsu
$1024
30 km or 19 mi Minoh
$1031
30 km or 19 mi Takaishi
$1025
31 km or 19 mi Sakai
$1220
31 km or 19 mi Kishiwada
$1046
32 km or 20 mi Kato
$1025
32 km or 20 mi Suita
$1397
32 km or 20 mi Izumi
$1045
32 km or 20 mi Kakogawa
$1063
32 km or 20 mi Kaizuka
$1023
34 km or 21 mi Izumisano
$1021
35 km or 22 mi Moriguchi
$1032
36 km or 22 mi Kumatori
$1023
36 km or 22 mi Settsu
$1021
36 km or 22 mi Matsubara
$1024
37 km or 23 mi Takasago
$1023
37 km or 23 mi Kadoma
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Sennan
$1021
37 km or 23 mi Hannan
$1019
38 km or 23 mi Awaji
$968
38 km or 24 mi Ibaraki
$1066
38 km or 24 mi Higashiosaka
$1093
39 km or 24 mi Nishiwaki
$1022
39 km or 24 mi Yao
$1066