Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Madrid - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMadrid
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1582
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3614
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$873
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1425
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$384
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$193
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1850
🏙️ Population
1M
3.27M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 10% more expensive than in Madrid. Cities ranked 1730th and 2108th ($1741 vs $1582) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Spain, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Spain comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.2 months in Madrid. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Madrid ranked 2nd in Spain, while ranked 257th and 181st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Madrid

Abu DhabiMadrid
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$45.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$9.05
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.08
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.18
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$963
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$685
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1630
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1146
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$93.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$38.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$5933
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3729
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.7
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$61.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.35
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.53
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.07
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$42.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$76.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$12.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$88
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$85.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$516
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9125

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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
11 km or 6.6 miPozuelo de Alarcon
$1558
11 km or 6.7 miCoslada
$1054
14 km or 8.5 miAlcobendas
$1096
18 km or 11 miMostoles
$1145
18 km or 11 miFuenlabrada
$1249
18 km or 11 miTorrejon de Ardoz
$1244
21 km or 13 miTres Cantos
$1412
29 km or 18 miAlcala de Henares
$1138
50 km or 31 miGuadalajara
$1148
68 km or 42 miToledo
$933
69 km or 43 miSegovia
$989
138 km or 86 miCuenca
$1078
155 km or 97 miLaguna de Duero
$1084
158 km or 98 miVillarrobledo
$1084
162 km or 101 miValladolid
$1028
177 km or 110 miSalamanca
$881
196 km or 122 miPuertollano
$1044
208 km or 129 miPlasencia
$1081
211 km or 131 miZamora
$1091
215 km or 133 miBurgos
$985
223 km or 139 miAlbacete
$962
242 km or 150 miVillanueva de la Serena
$1084
244 km or 151 miRequena
$1088
250 km or 156 miLogrono
$957
251 km or 156 miCaceres
$907
253 km or 157 miTudela
$1087
258 km or 160 miLinares
$1089
269 km or 167 miUbeda
$1091
272 km or 169 miZaragoza
$1182
281 km or 175 miMerida
$1079
283 km or 176 miVitoria-Gasteiz
$1227
288 km or 179 miLeon
$978
295 km or 183 miJaen
$801
296 km or 184 miJumilla
$1089
297 km or 184 miCordoba
$925
298 km or 185 miYecla
$1038
299 km or 186 miBraganca
$596
301 km or 187 miMartos
$1083
302 km or 187 miCaravaca de la Cruz
$1088
302 km or 188 miValencia
$1215