Abu Dhabi vs Malabo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Malabo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$715
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1988
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$164
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$485
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$442
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$39.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$312
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
52
9
😀 Quality of life
81
19
🏙️ Population
1.48M
187K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 175% more expensive than in Malabo. Cities ranked 608th and 6454th ($1963 vs $715) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Equatorial Guinea, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Equatorial Guinea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.4 months in Malabo. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Malabo ranked 1st in Equatorial Guinea, while ranked 318th and 9001st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Malabo

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Abu Dhabi Malabo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$10.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$38.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$19.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$0.78
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$6.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$174
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$97.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$704
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$348
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$27.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$42.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
11.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1353
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$922
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$43
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$6.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$2.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$3.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$7.78
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$5.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$3.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.71
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$4.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$3.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$3.88
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$53
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$7.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$23.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$5.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$23.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$73.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$65.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1678

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$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
57 km or 36 mi Limbe
$370
69 km or 43 mi Buea
$346
108 km or 67 mi Douala
$549
123 km or 77 mi Kumba
$451
142 km or 88 mi Calabar
$655
218 km or 135 mi Aba
$659
226 km or 140 mi Port Harcourt
$854
238 km or 148 mi Bata
$988
244 km or 152 mi Umuahia
$755
264 km or 164 mi Bafoussam
$488
273 km or 169 mi Owerri
$1669
287 km or 179 mi Bamenda
$387
305 km or 189 mi Yaounde
$723
331 km or 206 mi Enugu
$938
331 km or 206 mi Awka
$748
347 km or 216 mi Onitsha
$501
381 km or 237 mi Libreville
$612
388 km or 241 mi Warri
$518
443 km or 275 mi Sao Tome
$792
450 km or 279 mi Trindade
$813
451 km or 281 mi Benin
$924
497 km or 309 mi Port-Gentil
$573
520 km or 323 mi Owo
$745
555 km or 345 mi Akure
$662
583 km or 362 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
606 km or 377 mi Abuja
$1305
622 km or 387 mi Ife
$774
645 km or 401 mi Osogbo
$548
664 km or 413 mi Ngaoundere
$426
666 km or 414 mi Lagos
$1417
673 km or 418 mi Ibadan
$941
687 km or 427 mi Jos
$780
696 km or 433 mi Minna
$669
702 km or 436 mi Oyo
$646
705 km or 438 mi Ilorin
$753
709 km or 441 mi Abeokuta
$1274
739 km or 459 mi Bauchi
$567
746 km or 464 mi Porto-Novo
$593
762 km or 473 mi Cotonou
$681
767 km or 477 mi Kaduna
$649