Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Medan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMedan
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1182
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$131
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$336
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$186
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$38.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$253
🏙️ Population
1M
2.21M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 321% more expensive than in Medan. Cities ranked 1730th and 8685th ($1741 vs $413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 73rd in the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Indonesia 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 Medan. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Medan ranked 3rd in Indonesia, while ranked 257th and 5307th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Medan

Abu DhabiMedan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$1.91
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$13.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$3.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.72
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$102
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$64.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$413
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$223
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$27.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$43.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$31.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
8.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2017
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$991
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$6.91
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.26
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.18
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.26
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.85
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.14
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.82
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$8.35
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.1
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$2.24
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.93
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$17.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$48.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$65.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$5078

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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 Medan

DistanceCityCost of living
21 km or 13 miBinjai
$463
67 km or 41 miTebing Tinggi
$470
90 km or 56 miPematangsiantar
$309
119 km or 74 miLangsa
$470
148 km or 92 miTanjungbalai
$470
238 km or 148 miLhokseumawe
$471
264 km or 164 miTeluk Intan
$494
264 km or 164 miTaiping
$401
264 km or 164 miPadangsidempuan
$472
268 km or 166 miGeorge Town
$595
269 km or 167 miButterworth
$432
286 km or 178 miIpoh
$565
298 km or 185 miSungai Petani
$483
307 km or 191 miGunungsitoli
$468
317 km or 197 miKlang
$629
322 km or 200 miKo Lipe
$665
324 km or 201 miLangkawi
$459
325 km or 202 miShah Alam
$640
331 km or 206 miAlor Setar
$400
332 km or 206 miSubang Jaya
$557
332 km or 206 miPetaling Jaya
$687
341 km or 212 miKuala Lumpur
$735
342 km or 212 miCyberjaya
$321
345 km or 215 miPutrajaya
$539
352 km or 219 miKangar
$400
378 km or 235 miSeremban
$459
381 km or 237 miDumai
$475
422 km or 262 miHat Yai
$572
426 km or 265 miBanda Aceh
$461
431 km or 268 miMalacca
$479
445 km or 277 miKo Lanta
$664
466 km or 289 miPekanbaru
$489
468 km or 291 miMuar
$414
470 km or 292 miPhuket
$747
483 km or 300 miKota Bharu
$434
487 km or 303 miAo Nang
$775
489 km or 304 miKrabi
$782
515 km or 320 miBatu Pahat
$445
518 km or 322 miKuantan
$597
529 km or 329 miKuala Terengganu
$477