Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Meru - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMeru
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$498
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1353
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$88.1
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$167
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$229
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$420
🏙️ Population
1M
1.83M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 249% more expensive than in Meru. Cities ranked 1730th and 7722nd ($1741 vs $498) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in the United Arab Emirates and Kenya, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Kenya comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.8 months in Meru. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Meru ranked 5th in Kenya, while ranked 257th and 8098th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Meru

Abu DhabiMeru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$9.81
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.55
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$0.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.45
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$66.9
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$33.8
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$188
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$94.6
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$11.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$17.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
17.51%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2791
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1586
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.95
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$56.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$11.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.42
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$4.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$11.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.68
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.31
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$4.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.64
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.46
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$26
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$4.91
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$18.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$28.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$168
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$5301

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$1224
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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
138 km or 85 miThika
$435
175 km or 109 miNairobi
$866
179 km or 111 miMachakos
$429
180 km or 112 miNakuru
$494
268 km or 167 miEldoret
$593
323 km or 201 miKisumu
$521
354 km or 220 miMumias
$512
378 km or 235 miMoshi
$506
392 km or 244 miTororo
$541
395 km or 245 miArusha
$583
403 km or 250 miMbale
$505
455 km or 283 miMalindi
$766
496 km or 308 miJinja
$540
508 km or 316 miMombasa
$648
559 km or 347 miKira Town
$538
564 km or 351 miKampala
$689
577 km or 359 miEntebbe
$509
591 km or 367 miTanga
$377
600 km or 373 miMwanza
$640
666 km or 414 miGulu
$553
712 km or 442 miStone Town
$551
712 km or 443 miZanzibar
$706
732 km or 455 miDodoma
$538
749 km or 465 miBaidoa
$555
764 km or 475 miMorogoro
$465
783 km or 486 miDar es Salaam
$887
784 km or 487 miAwasa
$390
819 km or 509 miArua
$532
840 km or 522 miBunia
$609
852 km or 529 miJimma
$448
852 km or 530 miKasese
$434
858 km or 533 miJuba
$512
862 km or 536 miByumba
$649
873 km or 542 miKigali
$704
875 km or 544 miMuyinga
$534
883 km or 549 miMogadishu
$830
907 km or 563 miRuhengeri
$493
911 km or 566 miRuyigi
$531
911 km or 566 miBeni
$609
918 km or 570 miNyanza
$604