Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Malaga - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMalaga
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1175
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2744
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$632
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1023
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$333
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$96.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1532
🏙️ Population
1M
575k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 48% more expensive than in Malaga. Cities ranked 1730th and 4966th ($1741 vs $1175) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 31st 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 1.3 months in Malaga. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Malaga ranked 5th in Spain, while ranked 257th and 208th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Malaga

Abu DhabiMalaga
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$37.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.32
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$660
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$475
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1149
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$786
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$80
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$40.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3377
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2179
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.47
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$43.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$14.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.53
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.88
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.03
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.31
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.11
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.87
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$39.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.79
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$64.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$79.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$469
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9709

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$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
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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
18 km or 11 miBenalmadena
$1176
24 km or 15 miMijas
$1092
27 km or 17 miFuengirola
$1125
36 km or 22 miAntequera
$1091
48 km or 30 miMarbella
$1375
55 km or 34 miLoja
$1089
65 km or 40 miAlmunecar
$857
67 km or 41 miRonda
$972
71 km or 44 miEstepona
$1338
80 km or 50 miMotril
$1087
89 km or 55 miGranada
$1124
94 km or 58 miAlcala la Real
$921
104 km or 64 miLa Linea de la Concepcion
$1029
105 km or 65 miGibraltar
$1941
109 km or 68 miEcija
$1090
113 km or 70 miLos Barrios
$1144
114 km or 71 miAlgeciras
$866
119 km or 74 miMartos
$1083
122 km or 76 miCeuta
$1052
124 km or 77 miArcos de la Frontera
$1086
125 km or 78 miAdra
$1056
130 km or 81 miJaen
$801
132 km or 82 miTarifa
$1060
133 km or 83 miCordoba
$925
137 km or 85 miCarmona
$1088
143 km or 89 miEl Ejido
$855
148 km or 92 miDos Hermanas
$1195
152 km or 94 miJerez de la Frontera
$960
154 km or 96 miTetouan
$415
158 km or 98 miSeville
$1127
158 km or 98 miChiclana de la Frontera
$1037
162 km or 101 miTangier
$603
169 km or 105 miLinares
$1089
169 km or 105 miCadiz
$1008
171 km or 106 miUbeda
$1091
174 km or 108 miRota
$1075
176 km or 109 miAlmeria
$964
196 km or 122 miAlmonte
$1085
207 km or 129 miMelilla
$1065
218 km or 135 miNador
$429