Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Manchester - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiManchester
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1578
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3769
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$877
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1412
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$404
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$144
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2635
🏙️ Population
1M
548k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 10% more expensive than in Manchester. Cities ranked 1730th and 2120th ($1741 vs $1578) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 45th in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United Kingdom comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.7 months in Manchester. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Manchester ranked 5th in the United Kingdom, while ranked 257th and 41st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Manchester

Abu DhabiManchester
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$13.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$49.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.79
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.02
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$967
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$686
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1521
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1149
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$156
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$32.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4786
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3110
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$95.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.08
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.24
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.32
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.93
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$10.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$14.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$126
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$79.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$82.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1142
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14791

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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
4.3 km or 2.7 miSalford
$1481
5.3 km or 3.3 miDroylsden
$1463
5.5 km or 3.4 miStretford
$1464
7.5 km or 4.7 miSale
$1472
9.1 km or 5.7 miAshton-under-Lyne
$1136
12 km or 7.2 miOldham
$1204
12 km or 7.6 miAltrincham
$1459
15 km or 9.1 miBury
$1356
17 km or 11 miRochdale
$1262
19 km or 12 miBolton
$1256
24 km or 15 miMacclesfield
$1465
26 km or 16 miWarrington
$1397
28 km or 17 miWigan
$1345
34 km or 21 miChorley
$1461
34 km or 21 miSt Helens
$1218
35 km or 22 miWidnes
$1460
35 km or 22 miBlackburn
$1208
35 km or 22 miRuncorn
$1462
36 km or 22 miBurnley
$1244
36 km or 22 miHuddersfield
$1173
38 km or 23 miHalifax
$1299
39 km or 25 miBrighouse
$1467
42 km or 26 miLeek
$1460
43 km or 27 miCrewe
$1407
45 km or 28 miPreston
$1366
46 km or 29 miDewsbury
$1462
48 km or 30 miBradford
$1209
49 km or 30 miBatley
$1465
49 km or 30 miEllesmere Port
$1463
49 km or 31 miKeighley
$1466
50 km or 31 miBootle
$1460
51 km or 31 miNewcastle-under-Lyme
$1454
51 km or 32 miBarnsley
$1154
51 km or 32 miLiverpool
$1385
51 km or 32 miSheffield
$1333
52 km or 32 miStoke-on-Trent
$1450
52 km or 33 miChester
$1423
53 km or 33 miBebington
$1467
53 km or 33 miBirkenhead
$1472
53 km or 33 miCrosby
$1462