Abu Dhabi vs Nicosia - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Nicosia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1164
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2822
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$593
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1093
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$381
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$73.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1370
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
52
68
😀 Quality of life
81
80
🏙️ Population
1.48M
330K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 69% more expensive than in Nicosia. Cities ranked 608th and 4113th ($1963 vs $1164) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd in the United Arab Emirates and Cyprus, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Cyprus comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.2 months in Nicosia. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Nicosia ranked 1st in Cyprus, while ranked 318th and 343rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Nicosia

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Abu Dhabi Nicosia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$13.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$51.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.18
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$4.1
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$554
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$451
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1126
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$871
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$90.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$140
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$30.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2161
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1540
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$40.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.39
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.39
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$7.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$9.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.01
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$7.09
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$5.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$6.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.89
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$58.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$9.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$50.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$10.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$81.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$83.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$351
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6520

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$1297
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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
17 km or 11 mi Dali
$930
19 km or 12 mi Kyrenia
$754
32 km or 20 mi Aradippou
$900
37 km or 23 mi Larnaca
$1234
54 km or 33 mi Famagusta
$722
58 km or 36 mi Paralimni
$1023
63 km or 39 mi Limassol
$1520
65 km or 41 mi Ypsonas
$943
96 km or 60 mi Paphos
$1023
164 km or 102 mi Mut
$318
196 km or 122 mi Alanya
$400
213 km or 132 mi Mersin
$441
224 km or 139 mi Latakia
$395
224 km or 139 mi Karaman
$364
238 km or 148 mi Tarsus
$337
240 km or 149 mi Tripoli
$926
243 km or 151 mi Beirut
$1409
246 km or 153 mi Jounieh
$1187
257 km or 160 mi Samandag
$320
259 km or 161 mi Sidon
$806
267 km or 166 mi Eregli
$356
269 km or 167 mi Adana
$192
271 km or 168 mi Tyre
$1679
276 km or 171 mi Zahle
$1189
276 km or 172 mi Antakya
$399
286 km or 178 mi Iskenderun
$368
289 km or 180 mi Nahariya
$1643
296 km or 184 mi Acre
$1281
297 km or 185 mi Ma'alot-Tarshiha
$1647
298 km or 185 mi Kiryat Shmona
$1571
302 km or 187 mi Ceyhan
$321
303 km or 188 mi Haifa
$1568
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Yam
$1644
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Bialik
$1666
304 km or 189 mi Kiryat Motzkin
$1593
308 km or 191 mi Idlib
$467
308 km or 191 mi Hama
$481
308 km or 191 mi Antalya
$461
308 km or 192 mi Karmiel
$1669
309 km or 192 mi Kiryat Ata
$1341