Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kuwait - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiKuwait
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1240
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3183
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$685
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1505
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$297
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$129
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1561
🏙️ Population
1M
637k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 40% more expensive than in Kuwait. Cities ranked 1730th and 3471st ($1741 vs $1240) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Kuwait comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.3 months in Kuwait. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kuwait ranked 1st in Kuwait, while ranked 257th and 594th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kuwait

Abu DhabiKuwait
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$7.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$38.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.27
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$5.31
🥤 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
$754
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$602
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1873
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1329
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$27
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$41.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$25.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
6.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$7275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2965
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$40.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$29.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.9
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$3.16
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.61
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$134
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$57.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$8.75
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$48.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$90.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$7300

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
73 km or 46 miUmm Qasr
$635
82 km or 51 miAl Wafrah
$1074
82 km or 51 miAl-Faw
$636
112 km or 69 miAbadan
$338
116 km or 72 miAz Zubayr
$695
119 km or 74 miKhorramshahr
$441
125 km or 78 miBasra
$961
176 km or 110 miBandar-e Mahshahr
$443
226 km or 141 miAhvaz
$282
250 km or 155 miNasiriyah
$689
257 km or 159 miBehbahan
$442
281 km or 174 miBushehr
$412
285 km or 177 miAmarah
$692
308 km or 192 miShushtar
$439
311 km or 193 miMasjed Soleyman
$397
312 km or 194 miJubail
$888
314 km or 195 miBorazjan
$441
328 km or 204 miIzeh
$441
337 km or 209 miSamawah
$661
337 km or 209 miQatif
$651
337 km or 210 miDezful
$512
344 km or 214 miAndimeshk
$505
356 km or 221 miKazerun
$441
375 km or 233 miYasuj
$569
388 km or 241 miDammam
$955
405 km or 252 miKut
$677
406 km or 252 miDhahran
$840
412 km or 256 miAl Diwaniyah
$551
428 km or 266 miShahr-e Kord
$425
435 km or 270 miManama
$1284
436 km or 271 miIsa Town
$1141
441 km or 274 miRiffa
$1077
442 km or 275 miShiraz
$420
452 km or 281 miKufa
$653
456 km or 284 miNajaf
$577
456 km or 284 miKhorramabad
$406
468 km or 291 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
469 km or 292 miMarvdasht
$443
470 km or 292 miDorud
$441
473 km or 294 miShahreza
$442