Abu Dhabi vs Meru - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Meru
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$422
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1090
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$94.3
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$172
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$193
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$90.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$395
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
69 km
🎓 Higher education
52
29
😀 Quality of life
81
36
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.83M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 365% more expensive than in Meru. Cities ranked 608th and 8702nd ($1963 vs $422) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st 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 0.9 months in Meru. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Meru ranked 5th in Kenya, while ranked 318th and 7689th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Meru
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.35
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$16.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.22
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$0.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$87.5
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$52.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$188
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$118
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$10.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$15.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$24.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
16.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2512
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1439
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.27
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$31.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$7.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.42
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.39
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$4.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$7.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.62
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.62
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$5.03
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$37.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$17.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$14.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$32.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$42.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$3131

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$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

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$414
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$716
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$384
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$462
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$445
323 km or 201 mi Kisumu
$494
354 km or 220 mi Mumias
$443
378 km or 235 mi Moshi
$675
392 km or 244 mi Tororo
$491
395 km or 245 mi Arusha
$591
403 km or 250 mi Mbale
$469
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$350
496 km or 308 mi Jinja
$405
508 km or 316 mi Mombasa
$599
559 km or 347 mi Kira Town
$486
564 km or 351 mi Kampala
$637
577 km or 359 mi Entebbe
$516
591 km or 367 mi Tanga
$599
600 km or 373 mi Mwanza
$555
666 km or 414 mi Gulu
$433
712 km or 442 mi Stone Town
$636
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$854
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$656
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$561
764 km or 475 mi Morogoro
$653
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$796
784 km or 487 mi Awasa
$659
819 km or 509 mi Arua
$470
840 km or 522 mi Bunia
$886
852 km or 529 mi Jimma
$603
852 km or 530 mi Kasese
$410
858 km or 533 mi Juba
$514
862 km or 536 mi Byumba
$668
873 km or 542 mi Kigali
$677
875 km or 544 mi Muyinga
$481
883 km or 549 mi Mogadishu
$828
907 km or 563 mi Ruhengeri
$600
911 km or 566 mi Ruyigi
$481
911 km or 566 mi Beni
$869
918 km or 570 mi Nyanza
$584