Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Mecca - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMecca
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$797
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1945
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$346
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$628
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$262
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$78.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1060
🏙️ Population
1M
1.68M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 118% more expensive than in Mecca. Cities ranked 1730th and 5894th ($1741 vs $797) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 10th in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Saudi Arabia 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 Mecca. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Mecca ranked 7th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 257th and 989th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Mecca

Abu DhabiMecca
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$5.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$21.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.14
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.07
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$278
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$222
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$592
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$460
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$51.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$80.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$61.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4457
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$853
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.06
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$26.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$9.15
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.51
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$3.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$7.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.57
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.11
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.8
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$3.22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.07
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.09
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$106
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$20.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$27.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$29.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$74.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$239
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$3457

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$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

Cities near Mecca

DistanceCityCost of living
69 km or 43 miJeddah
$943
329 km or 204 miBisha
$742
338 km or 210 miPort Sudan
$633
339 km or 211 miMedina
$1089
350 km or 218 miYanbu
$810
354 km or 220 miBareq
$740
453 km or 282 miAbha
$793
606 km or 377 miAs Sulayyil
$739
620 km or 385 miAr Rass
$742
628 km or 390 miNajran
$736
642 km or 399 miAl Wajh
$737
644 km or 400 miKeren
$495
648 km or 403 miSa'dah
$493
649 km or 403 miMassawa
$493
670 km or 416 miUnaizah
$751
684 km or 425 miAsmara
$532
703 km or 437 miHa'il
$770
735 km or 457 miMendefera
$493
738 km or 458 miAtbara
$614
756 km or 470 miKassala
$610
769 km or 478 miAswan
$370
790 km or 491 miRiyadh
$942
807 km or 501 miAl Hudaydah
$518
818 km or 508 miSanaa
$573
842 km or 523 miSayyan
$494
842 km or 523 miTabuk
$801
873 km or 542 miLuxor
$362
884 km or 549 miMekelle
$512
884 km or 549 miZabid
$493
890 km or 553 miHurghada
$428
895 km or 556 miQena
$474
904 km or 562 miDhamar
$495
909 km or 565 miEl Gouna
$389
912 km or 567 miSharm El Sheikh
$440
933 km or 580 miDumat al-Jandal
$739
947 km or 588 miEl-Gadarif
$627
948 km or 589 miIbb
$503
951 km or 591 miSakakah
$672
951 km or 591 miDahab
$496
979 km or 608 miTaiz
$521