Abu Dhabi vs Mexico City - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Mexico City
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$941
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2223
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$491
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$851
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$289
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$671
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
52
92
😀 Quality of life
81
69
🏙️ Population
1.48M
8.92M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 109% more expensive than in Mexico City. Cities ranked 608th and 5577th ($1963 vs $941) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Mexico, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Mexico comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.7 months in Mexico City. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Mexico City ranked 1st in Mexico, while ranked 318th and 2640th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Mexico City
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$8.15
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.48
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.57
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$676
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$376
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1174
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$681
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$32.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$49.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$22.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
10.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2688
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1604
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$18.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$4.39
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.21
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.25
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$7.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$5.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$8.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.38
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$12.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.42
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$52.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$30.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$11.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$47.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$79.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$325
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$7026

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$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$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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Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7.1 mi Naucalpan
$752
14 km or 8.7 mi Tlalnepantla
$794
17 km or 10 mi Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl
$622
19 km or 12 mi Ciudad Lopez Mateos
$855
22 km or 14 mi Ecatepec de Morelos
$752
25 km or 16 mi Tultitlan de Mariano Escobedo
$659
25 km or 16 mi Chicoloapan de Juarez
$623
26 km or 16 mi Cuautitlan Izcalli
$545
29 km or 18 mi Texcoco de Mora
$626
30 km or 19 mi Tultepec
$627
31 km or 19 mi Chalco de Diaz Covarrubias
$646
42 km or 26 mi Zumpango
$628
55 km or 34 mi Toluca
$628
56 km or 35 mi Cuernavaca
$661
60 km or 37 mi Jiutepec
$638
70 km or 44 mi Cuautla
$562
89 km or 55 mi Pachuca
$492
93 km or 58 mi Atlixco
$628
105 km or 65 mi San Jose Villa de Allende
$625
106 km or 66 mi Puebla
$657
107 km or 67 mi Taxco
$629
126 km or 79 mi Iguala
$614
140 km or 87 mi San Juan del Rio
$646
184 km or 114 mi Queretaro
$736
192 km or 119 mi Teziutlan
$630
211 km or 131 mi Chilpancingo
$421
213 km or 132 mi Tehuacan
$488
214 km or 133 mi Celaya
$512
216 km or 134 mi Poza Rica
$716
217 km or 135 mi Morelia
$599
224 km or 139 mi Cortazar
$627
224 km or 139 mi Orizaba
$648
225 km or 140 mi Yuriria
$629
229 km or 143 mi Coatepec
$574
234 km or 145 mi Xalapa
$486
236 km or 146 mi San Miguel de Allende
$827
239 km or 149 mi Cordoba
$934
250 km or 155 mi Salamanca
$472
269 km or 167 mi Irapuato
$526
281 km or 174 mi Zacapu
$669