Abu Dhabi vs Manila - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Manila
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$755
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2086
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$394
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$949
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$61.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$434
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
74
😀 Quality of life
81
65
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.85M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 160% more expensive than in Manila. Cities ranked 608th and 6222nd ($1963 vs $755) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 6th in the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the Philippines comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Manila. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Manila ranked 1st in the Philippines, while ranked 318th and 4129th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Manila
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$24
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.46
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$486
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$245
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1515
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$639
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$63
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$96.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$37.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
7.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$3557
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2640
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$24.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$3.16
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.29
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$5.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$6.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.64
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.55
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.47
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$42.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$11.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$4.84
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$40.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$71
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$273
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$8737

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$1297
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$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
5.7 km or 3.5 mi Pasay
$744
6.1 km or 3.8 mi Caloocan
$522
6.2 km or 3.9 mi Mandaluyong
$792
7.3 km or 4.6 mi Quezon
$728
7.7 km or 4.8 mi Malabon
$523
7.9 km or 4.9 mi Makati
$860
8.8 km or 5.4 mi Navotas
$584
12 km or 7.2 mi Valenzuela
$473
12 km or 7.2 mi Pasig
$809
12 km or 7.3 mi Taguig
$824
15 km or 9 mi Marikina
$443
15 km or 9.3 mi Bacoor
$537
15 km or 9.3 mi Paranaque
$569
15 km or 9.5 mi Cainta
$611
16 km or 9.7 mi Meycauayan
$551
16 km or 10 mi Las Pinas
$550
19 km or 12 mi Imus
$584
21 km or 13 mi Antipolo
$618
25 km or 15 mi Muntinlupa
$602
25 km or 16 mi San Jose del Monte
$508
26 km or 16 mi General Trias
$568
28 km or 17 mi San Pedro
$593
28 km or 17 mi Binangonan
$467
30 km or 19 mi Dasmarinas
$441
31 km or 19 mi Binan
$507
33 km or 20 mi Malolos
$552
34 km or 21 mi Santa Rosa
$743
37 km or 23 mi Trece Martires
$550
39 km or 24 mi Cabuyao
$575
47 km or 29 mi Calamba
$471
58 km or 36 mi San Fernando
$585
60 km or 37 mi Tanauan
$548
61 km or 38 mi Santo Tomas
$549
69 km or 43 mi San Pablo
$438
74 km or 46 mi Angeles
$637
75 km or 47 mi Lipa
$531
79 km or 49 mi Olongapo
$500
81 km or 50 mi Mabalacat
$553
94 km or 59 mi Batangas
$525
99 km or 61 mi Cabanatuan
$390