Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Medina - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMedina
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1089
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2426
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$492
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$663
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$311
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$170
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1817
🏙️ Population
1M
1.18M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 60% more expensive than in Medina. Cities ranked 1730th and 5182nd ($1741 vs $1089) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st 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 1.7 months in Medina. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Medina ranked 5th in Saudi Arabia, while ranked 257th and 599th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Medina

Abu DhabiMedina
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$5.33
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$26.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.66
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.48
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$550
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$304
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$664
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$61.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$95
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$77.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$780
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$397
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.8
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$73.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$24.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.49
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.89
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.4
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.06
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.41
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$2.68
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$62.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$17.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$39.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$49.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$391
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$3960

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DistanceCityCost of living
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 Medina

DistanceCityCost of living
168 km or 104 miYanbu
$810
328 km or 204 miJeddah
$943
339 km or 211 miMecca
$797
378 km or 235 miAl Wajh
$737
398 km or 247 miHa'il
$770
422 km or 262 miAr Rass
$742
477 km or 296 miUnaizah
$751
531 km or 330 miTabuk
$801
585 km or 363 miBisha
$742
593 km or 368 miPort Sudan
$633
595 km or 370 miDumat al-Jandal
$739
615 km or 382 miSakakah
$672
650 km or 404 miSharm El Sheikh
$440
657 km or 408 miHurghada
$428
661 km or 411 miBareq
$740
675 km or 419 miEl Gouna
$389
676 km or 420 miDahab
$496
680 km or 423 miAswan
$370
714 km or 444 miLuxor
$362
717 km or 446 miQena
$474
719 km or 447 miRiyadh
$942
723 km or 449 miAqaba
$992
729 km or 453 miEilat
$1554
742 km or 461 miMa'an
$521
757 km or 470 miAbha
$793
758 km or 471 miAs Sulayyil
$739
810 km or 503 miTafilah
$663
827 km or 514 miSohag
$323
839 km or 522 miAl-Karak
$525
861 km or 535 miDimona
$1524
870 km or 540 miArad
$1174
890 km or 553 miBeersheba
$1457
896 km or 557 miAsyut
$407
901 km or 560 miHebron
$795
902 km or 561 miDura
$713
902 km or 561 miOfakim
$1516
905 km or 562 miRahat
$1524
906 km or 563 miAmman
$972
907 km or 564 miNajran
$736
913 km or 567 miBethlehem
$685