Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Melbourne - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMelbourne
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1911
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4704
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1053
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1912
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$471
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$263
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3403
🏙️ Population
1M
4.53M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 9% less expensive than in Melbourne. Cities ranked 1730th and 403rd ($1741 vs $1911) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in the United Arab Emirates and Australia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.8 months in Melbourne. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Melbourne ranked 2nd in Australia, while ranked 257th and 43rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Melbourne

Abu DhabiMelbourne
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$56
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.26
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.92
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.16
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1136
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$860
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2311
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1579
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$89.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$138
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$48.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$6741
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$5479
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$111
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$13.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.04
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$7.96
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.45
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.05
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.84
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$10.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$23.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.37
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$48.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$47.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$71.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$89.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1553
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14399

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$1299
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$1419
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$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
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$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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$2171
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$1541
25 km or 16 miTarneit
$1693
29 km or 18 miDandenong
$1408
34 km or 21 miSunbury
$1532
37 km or 23 miMelton
$1525
40 km or 25 miFrankston
$1436
41 km or 25 miBerwick
$1498
42 km or 26 miCranbourne
$1465
54 km or 34 miPakenham
$1533
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$1349
102 km or 64 miBallarat
$1542
134 km or 83 miBendigo
$1363
144 km or 90 miTraralgon
$1529
164 km or 102 miShepparton
$1566
226 km or 140 miWarrnambool
$1326
367 km or 228 miMount Gambier
$1030
369 km or 230 miWagga Wagga
$1423
392 km or 244 miDevonport
$1477
404 km or 251 miGriffith
$1536
444 km or 276 miLaunceston
$1257
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$1831
477 km or 296 miMildura
$1531
546 km or 339 miGoulburn
$1589
597 km or 371 miHobart
$1575
628 km or 390 miOrange
$1461
643 km or 399 miBathurst
$1491
651 km or 405 miWollongong
$1544
655 km or 407 miAdelaide
$1470
700 km or 435 miBlacktown
$1278
702 km or 436 miDubbo
$2169
703 km or 437 miParramatta
$2067
707 km or 440 miKellyville
$1570
713 km or 443 miSydney
$2271
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$2075
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$1614
891 km or 554 miWhyalla
$1682
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$1494
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$1405
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$1538