Abu Dhabi vs Nur-Sultan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Nur-Sultan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$570
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1506
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$265
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$549
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$198
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$33.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$515
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
52
41
😀 Quality of life
81
63
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.08M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 245% more expensive than in Nur-Sultan. Cities ranked 608th and 7612th ($1963 vs $570) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Kazakhstan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.9 months in Nur-Sultan. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Nur-Sultan ranked 2nd in Kazakhstan, while ranked 318th and 4549th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Nur-Sultan

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Abu Dhabi Nur-Sultan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$6.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$24.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.19
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$0.84
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$304
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$210
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$708
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$445
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$25.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$39.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$11.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
12.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$949
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$711
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$14.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$3.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.78
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.32
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$7.24
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.67
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$5.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.61
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$0.91
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$6.22
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$1.74
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$0.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.26
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$37.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$7.13
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$72.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$77.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6971

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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
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$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
161 km or 100 mi Temirtau
$436
190 km or 118 mi Karaganda
$295
276 km or 172 mi Kokshetau
$448
278 km or 173 mi Ekibastuz
$449
392 km or 243 mi Aksu
$420
402 km or 250 mi Pavlodar
$419
442 km or 275 mi Petropavl
$355
446 km or 277 mi Omsk
$621
457 km or 284 mi Satbayev
$422
460 km or 286 mi Jezkazgan
$431
543 km or 337 mi Balkhash
$414
580 km or 361 mi Kostanay
$402
623 km or 387 mi Semey
$378
627 km or 389 mi Kurgan
$735
771 km or 479 mi Tyumen
$779
800 km or 497 mi Oskemen
$325
803 km or 499 mi Chelyabinsk
$564
826 km or 513 mi Kyzylorda
$302
852 km or 530 mi Taldiqorgan
$455
855 km or 531 mi Kamensk-Uralsky
$723
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$723
872 km or 542 mi Miass
$720
875 km or 544 mi Kentau
$442
875 km or 544 mi Barnaul
$572
879 km or 546 mi Magnitogorsk
$674
880 km or 547 mi Novosibirsk
$883
893 km or 555 mi Orsk
$659
902 km or 561 mi Zlatoust
$712
903 km or 561 mi Turkistan
$423
910 km or 566 mi Kapchagay
$421
917 km or 570 mi Taraz
$432
949 km or 590 mi Bishkek
$466
949 km or 590 mi Yekaterinburg
$797
953 km or 592 mi Kant
$413
955 km or 593 mi Biysk
$662
960 km or 597 mi Talas
$413
965 km or 599 mi Kaskelen
$419
967 km or 601 mi Tokmok
$373
968 km or 602 mi Almaty
$629
977 km or 607 mi Tacheng
$634