Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Lusaka - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiLusaka
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1644
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$261
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$576
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$194
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$95
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$763
🏙️ Population
1M
1.74M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 195% more expensive than in Lusaka. Cities ranked 1730th and 7053rd ($1741 vs $589) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Zambia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Zambia 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 Lusaka. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Lusaka ranked 1st in Zambia, while ranked 257th and 3744th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Lusaka

Abu DhabiLusaka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$2.76
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$25
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$2.21
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.05
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$150
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$140
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$641
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$358
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$75.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$118
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$43.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
30.56%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$19405
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$741
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.83
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$27.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$11
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.53
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$12.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$3.63
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.19
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.28
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.91
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$2.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$28.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$2.76
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$13.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$29.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$222
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$12140

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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

Cities near Lusaka

DistanceCityCost of living
166 km or 103 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
209 km or 130 miChoma
$558
275 km or 171 miNdola
$566
289 km or 179 miKitwe
$590
297 km or 184 miChinhoyi
$743
318 km or 198 miMufulira
$542
322 km or 200 miChingola
$639
370 km or 230 miKadoma
$760
373 km or 232 miLivingstone
$548
399 km or 248 miHarare
$1179
411 km or 255 miChitungwiza
$854
426 km or 265 miLubumbashi
$786
429 km or 267 miKwekwe
$696
464 km or 288 miMarondera
$577
475 km or 295 miMansa
$543
478 km or 297 miGweru
$902
521 km or 324 miLikasi
$616
529 km or 329 miBulawayo
$775
574 km or 356 miTete
$819
584 km or 363 miMasvingo
$819
605 km or 376 miKolwezi
$616
611 km or 380 miMutare
$853
613 km or 381 miLilongwe
$895
645 km or 401 miFrancistown
$632
658 km or 409 miKasama
$567
686 km or 426 miChimoio
$597
688 km or 428 miNtcheu
$775
694 km or 431 miMzimba
$778
721 km or 448 miBlantyre
$676
729 km or 453 miMonkey Bay
$726
756 km or 470 miZomba
$734
757 km or 471 miMangochi
$777
762 km or 474 miMzuzu
$748
775 km or 482 miMulanje
$731
792 km or 492 miSerowe
$537
802 km or 499 miPalapye
$473
852 km or 529 miBeira
$903
869 km or 540 miMahalapye
$584
917 km or 570 miMbeya
$543
956 km or 594 miQuelimane
$651