Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Nairobi - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiNairobi
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$866
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2157
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$686
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$266
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$388
🏙️ Population
1M
5.55M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 101% more expensive than in Nairobi. Cities ranked 1730th and 5742nd ($1741 vs $866) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st 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 0.4 months in Nairobi. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Nairobi ranked 1st in Kenya, while ranked 257th and 6625th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Nairobi

Abu DhabiNairobi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$24.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.28
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$466
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$253
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1025
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$477
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$52
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$48.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
14.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3289
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$860
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.75
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$34.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$12.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$6.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4.74
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.74
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.62
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.92
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.58
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.28
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$45.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$7.03
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$27.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$29.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$66.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$203
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9454

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$1381
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$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 Nairobi

DistanceCityCost of living
40 km or 25 miThika
$435
56 km or 35 miMachakos
$429
139 km or 87 miNakuru
$494
175 km or 109 miMeru
$498
232 km or 144 miArusha
$583
235 km or 146 miMoshi
$506
263 km or 164 miEldoret
$593
265 km or 165 miKisumu
$521
316 km or 196 miMumias
$512
367 km or 228 miTororo
$541
394 km or 245 miMbale
$505
425 km or 264 miMalindi
$766
441 km or 274 miMombasa
$648
444 km or 276 miJinja
$540
456 km or 284 miMwanza
$640
491 km or 305 miTanga
$377
501 km or 311 miKira Town
$538
503 km or 313 miKampala
$689
507 km or 315 miEntebbe
$509
564 km or 351 miDodoma
$538
603 km or 375 miStone Town
$551
604 km or 375 miZanzibar
$706
623 km or 387 miMorogoro
$465
671 km or 417 miDar es Salaam
$887
674 km or 419 miGulu
$553
741 km or 461 miMuyinga
$534
751 km or 467 miByumba
$649
755 km or 469 miKigali
$704
769 km or 478 miRuyigi
$531
778 km or 483 miKasese
$434
794 km or 494 miNyanza
$604
796 km or 495 miBunia
$609
798 km or 496 miRuhengeri
$493
798 km or 496 miNgozi
$533
799 km or 496 miButare
$605
801 km or 498 miGitega
$525
811 km or 504 miRutana
$534
813 km or 505 miArua
$532
835 km or 519 miKibuye
$522
841 km or 523 miBeni
$609