Prices in Abu Dhabi vs London - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiLondon
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$6166
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1594
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2686
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$425
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$442
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3522
🏙️ Population
1M
8.91M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 34% less expensive than in London. Cities ranked 1730th and 63rd ($1741 vs $2625) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United Kingdom 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 London. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs London ranked 12th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 257th and 91st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs London

Abu DhabiLondon
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$15.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$59.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.22
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1875
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1339
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$3320
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$2268
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$34.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$14473
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$7985
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$146
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$29.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.85
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.52
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.87
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.27
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$10.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$14.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.92
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$49.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$15.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$116
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$13.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$85.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$88.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1903
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$22788

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$1224
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$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$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
1.3 km or 0.8 miWestminster
$2605
11 km or 7 miWimbledon
$1469
13 km or 8.3 miRichmond
$1464
15 km or 9.3 miCroydon
$1954
16 km or 10 miGreenford
$2172
19 km or 12 miEwell
$1459
21 km or 13 miCoulsdon
$1453
23 km or 14 miEsher
$1462
24 km or 15 miWalton-on-Thames
$1465
25 km or 15 miWatford
$1877
27 km or 17 miUpminster
$1464
28 km or 17 miRickmansworth
$1466
31 km or 19 miSt Albans
$1828
32 km or 20 miGrays
$1513
32 km or 20 miHertford
$1460
32 km or 20 miSlough
$1727
32 km or 20 miBrentwood
$1504
35 km or 22 miHarlow
$1677
35 km or 22 miGravesend
$1350
35 km or 22 miHemel Hempstead
$1464
37 km or 23 miWoking
$1943
38 km or 24 miHarpenden
$1464
40 km or 25 miBillericay
$1421
41 km or 25 miMaidenhead
$1867
43 km or 27 miEast Grinstead
$1456
43 km or 27 miBasildon
$1653
43 km or 27 miGuildford
$1955
44 km or 27 miCrawley
$1777
44 km or 27 miStevenage
$1329
44 km or 27 miBracknell
$1861
44 km or 28 miRochester
$1504
44 km or 28 miTonbridge
$1486
45 km or 28 miHigh Wycombe
$1745
46 km or 28 miBishop's Stortford
$1461
46 km or 28 miLuton
$1534
47 km or 29 miChatham
$1630
49 km or 30 miChelmsford
$1730
49 km or 30 miGillingham
$1472
49 km or 30 miGodalming
$1682
49 km or 31 miFarnborough
$1589