Abu Dhabi vs Kuwait City - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Kuwait City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1313
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3449
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$673
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1507
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$301
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$214
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1878
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
17 km
🎓 Higher education
52
42
😀 Quality of life
81
72
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.99M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 49% more expensive than in Kuwait City. Cities ranked 608th and 3124th ($1963 vs $1313) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st 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 1.4 months in Kuwait City. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Kuwait City ranked 1st in Kuwait, while ranked 318th and 1529th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Kuwait City

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Abu Dhabi Kuwait City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$6.55
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$55
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.97
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.47
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$783
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$579
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1848
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1339
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$25.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$38.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$28.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
5.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$6157
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2976
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.99
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$39.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$30.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.27
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.81
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$3.92
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.84
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.13
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.97
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$4.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$6.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$3.57
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.97
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$128
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$49.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$7.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$50.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$352
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6691

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$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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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
73 km or 46 mi Umm Qasr
$588
82 km or 51 mi Al Wafrah
$954
82 km or 51 mi Al-Faw
$588
112 km or 69 mi Abadan
$630
116 km or 72 mi Az Zubayr
$601
119 km or 74 mi Khorramshahr
$657
125 km or 78 mi Basra
$823
176 km or 110 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
226 km or 141 mi Ahvaz
$490
250 km or 155 mi Nasiriyah
$638
257 km or 159 mi Behbahan
$660
281 km or 174 mi Bushehr
$694
285 km or 177 mi Amarah
$638
308 km or 192 mi Shushtar
$659
311 km or 193 mi Masjed Soleyman
$623
312 km or 194 mi Jubail
$861
314 km or 195 mi Borazjan
$657
328 km or 204 mi Izeh
$657
337 km or 209 mi Samawah
$612
337 km or 209 mi Qatif
$889
337 km or 210 mi Dezful
$569
344 km or 214 mi Andimeshk
$580
356 km or 221 mi Kazerun
$656
375 km or 233 mi Yasuj
$611
388 km or 241 mi Dammam
$1004
405 km or 252 mi Kut
$649
406 km or 252 mi Dhahran
$969
412 km or 256 mi Al Diwaniyah
$536
428 km or 266 mi Shahr-e Kord
$624
435 km or 270 mi Manama
$1307
436 km or 271 mi Isa Town
$1152
441 km or 274 mi Riffa
$1002
442 km or 275 mi Shiraz
$724
452 km or 281 mi Kufa
$604
456 km or 284 mi Najaf
$556
456 km or 284 mi Khorramabad
$639
468 km or 291 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
469 km or 292 mi Marvdasht
$659
470 km or 292 mi Dorud
$658
473 km or 294 mi Shahreza
$660