Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Male - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMale
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1473
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2488
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$971
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1090
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$373
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$46.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$717
🏙️ Population
1M
133k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 18% more expensive than in Male. Cities ranked 1730th and 2481st ($1741 vs $1473) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Maldives, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Maldives comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Male. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Male ranked 1st in Maldives, while ranked 257th and 7296th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Male

Abu DhabiMale
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$7.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$9.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$10.9
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.27
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1051
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$783
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1262
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$823
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$81.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$53.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
14.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2945
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2630
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$50.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$14
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.33
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$15.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$3.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$9.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.37
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.17
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.16
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$44
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$7.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$142
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$3801

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$1106
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$1077
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$442
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$840
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$955
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$901
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$441
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$651
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$888
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$445
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$440
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$420
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$412
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$441
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$443
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$441
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$440
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$442
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$441
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$429
701 km or 435 miIranshahr
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$1074
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$442

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$1238
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$284
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$321
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$273
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$316
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$278
688 km or 428 miKottayam
$288
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$313
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$362
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$306
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$381
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$553
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$305
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$432
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$342
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$341
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$370
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$353
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$284
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$312
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$373
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$391
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$354
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$366
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$302
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$380
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$288
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$300
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$309
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$263
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$311
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$367
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$345
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$366
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$259
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$480
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$327
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$382
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