Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Muscat - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiMuscat
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1034
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2506
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$510
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$957
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$368
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$65.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1900
🏙️ Population
1M
646k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 68% more expensive than in Muscat. Cities ranked 1730th and 5317th ($1741 vs $1034) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Oman 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 Muscat. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Muscat ranked 1st in Oman, while ranked 257th and 311th among best cities to live in the world.

Cost of living in Abu Dhabi vs Muscat infographic

Share this infographic!

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Muscat

Abu DhabiMuscat
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$6.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$39.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.53
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.86
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$358
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1195
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$733
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$56.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$75.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.77%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2745
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2191
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$39.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.98
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.6
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$7.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$7.93
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.66
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.76
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$21.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$5.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.02
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.63
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$52
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$34
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$43.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$70.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$196
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$8387

More cities to compare

Cost of Living in the nearest cities

Cities near Abu Dhabi

DistanceCityCost of living
117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$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

Cities near Muscat

DistanceCityCost of living
44 km or 27 miSeeb
$1106
132 km or 82 miNizwa
$787
277 km or 172 miChabahar
$440
284 km or 177 miFujairah
$1299
297 km or 184 miAl Ain
$1450
356 km or 221 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
372 km or 231 miAjman
$1537
375 km or 233 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
377 km or 235 miSharjah
$1224
380 km or 236 miDubai
$1836
439 km or 273 miAbu Dhabi
$1741
451 km or 280 miIranshahr
$374
463 km or 288 miBandar Abbas
$453
503 km or 313 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
569 km or 354 miJiroft
$440
611 km or 380 miBam
$442
691 km or 429 miZahedan
$399
711 km or 442 miSirjan
$445
739 km or 459 miDoha
$1804
740 km or 460 miJahrom
$442
752 km or 467 miAl Khor
$1668
757 km or 470 miKerman
$429
770 km or 479 miFasa
$441
797 km or 495 miRafsanjan
$441
858 km or 533 miRiffa
$1077
858 km or 533 miManama
$1284
860 km or 534 miIsa Town
$1141
865 km or 537 miKarachi
$388
870 km or 541 miSalalah
$854
873 km or 543 miZabol
$441
898 km or 558 miShiraz
$420
901 km or 560 miDhahran
$840
902 km or 561 miMarvdasht
$443
911 km or 566 miDammam
$955
926 km or 575 miAl-Mubarraz
$901
938 km or 583 miQatif
$651
960 km or 596 miKazerun
$441
966 km or 600 miBorazjan
$441
973 km or 604 miJubail
$888
976 km or 606 miBushehr
$412