Abu Dhabi vs London - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi London
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2759
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$6563
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1687
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$2971
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$477
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$410
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3559
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
52
100
😀 Quality of life
81
97
🏙️ Population
1.48M
8.91M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 29% less expensive than in London. Cities ranked 608th and 65th ($1963 vs $2759) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st 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 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs London ranked 1st in the United Kingdom, while ranked 318th and 5th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi London
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$19.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$66.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$7.15
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1862
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$1392
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$3652
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$2440
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$165
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$252
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$36.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$16155
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$7941
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$142
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$23.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.22
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$8.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$7.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$12.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.17
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.82
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.49
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.97
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.54
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.62
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$51.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$15.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$138
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$90.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1874
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$23116

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117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$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
1.3 km or 0.8 mi Westminster
$2602
11 km or 7 mi Wimbledon
$1499
13 km or 8.3 mi Richmond
$1490
15 km or 9.3 mi Croydon
$1893
16 km or 10 mi Greenford
$1928
19 km or 12 mi Ewell
$1495
21 km or 13 mi Coulsdon
$1501
23 km or 14 mi Esher
$1497
24 km or 15 mi Walton-on-Thames
$1499
25 km or 15 mi Watford
$1888
27 km or 17 mi Upminster
$1490
28 km or 17 mi Rickmansworth
$1495
31 km or 19 mi St Albans
$1819
32 km or 20 mi Grays
$1493
32 km or 20 mi Hertford
$1495
32 km or 20 mi Slough
$1646
32 km or 20 mi Brentwood
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Harlow
$1590
35 km or 22 mi Gravesend
$1548
35 km or 22 mi Hemel Hempstead
$1504
37 km or 23 mi Woking
$1773
38 km or 24 mi Harpenden
$1496
40 km or 25 mi Billericay
$1454
41 km or 25 mi Maidenhead
$1658
43 km or 27 mi East Grinstead
$1494
43 km or 27 mi Basildon
$1763
43 km or 27 mi Guildford
$2014
44 km or 27 mi Crawley
$1683
44 km or 27 mi Stevenage
$1543
44 km or 27 mi Bracknell
$1820
44 km or 28 mi Rochester
$1896
44 km or 28 mi Tonbridge
$1838
45 km or 28 mi High Wycombe
$1788
46 km or 28 mi Bishop's Stortford
$1498
46 km or 28 mi Luton
$1524
47 km or 29 mi Chatham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Chelmsford
$1744
49 km or 30 mi Gillingham
$1501
49 km or 30 mi Godalming
$1714
49 km or 31 mi Farnborough
$1843