Abu Dhabi vs Mogadishu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Mogadishu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$828
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3239
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1601
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$409
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
26
😀 Quality of life
81
17
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.12M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 137% more expensive than in Mogadishu. Cities ranked 608th and 5981st ($1963 vs $828) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Somalia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Somalia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Mogadishu. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Mogadishu ranked 1st in Somalia, while ranked 318th and 9045th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Mogadishu

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Abu Dhabi Mogadishu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$69.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$7.01
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$70.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1129
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$193
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
7.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$16192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$807
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$34.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$4.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$4.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$50.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$15.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$78.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$777

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$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
223 km or 138 mi Baidoa
$561
824 km or 512 mi Malindi
$350
849 km or 527 mi Hargeisa
$788
860 km or 534 mi Jijiga
$601
883 km or 549 mi Harar
$539
883 km or 549 mi Meru
$422
909 km or 565 mi Borama
$592
923 km or 573 mi Dire Dawa
$553
925 km or 575 mi Mombasa
$599
944 km or 586 mi Awasa
$659
980 km or 609 mi Thika
$414
981 km or 610 mi Machakos
$384
1017 km or 632 mi Nairobi
$716
1051 km or 653 mi Tanga
$599
1054 km or 655 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
1060 km or 659 mi Dikhil
$522
1063 km or 661 mi Nakuru
$462
1066 km or 663 mi Addis Ababa
$831
1072 km or 666 mi Moshi
$675
1090 km or 677 mi Djibouti City
$552
1127 km or 700 mi Obock
$524
1131 km or 703 mi Eldoret
$445
1131 km or 703 mi Jimma
$603
1135 km or 705 mi Arusha
$591
1139 km or 708 mi Stone Town
$636
1139 km or 708 mi Zanzibar
$854
1191 km or 740 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
1191 km or 740 mi Dessie
$606
1197 km or 744 mi Aden
$509
1201 km or 747 mi Kisumu
$494
1222 km or 759 mi Mumias
$443
1246 km or 774 mi Mbale
$469
1250 km or 777 mi Tororo
$491
1291 km or 802 mi Taiz
$512
1303 km or 810 mi Morogoro
$653
1332 km or 828 mi Ibb
$502
1346 km or 836 mi Victoria
$1387
1361 km or 846 mi Jinja
$405
1370 km or 851 mi Zabid
$484
1377 km or 855 mi Bahir Dar
$556