Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ottawa - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiOttawa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1572
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3630
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$869
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1426
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$446
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2716
🏙️ Population
1M
934k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 11% more expensive than in Ottawa. Cities ranked 1730th and 2134th ($1741 vs $1572) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 28th in the United Arab Emirates and Canada, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.7 months in Ottawa. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Ottawa ranked 5th in Canada, while ranked 257th and 48th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Ottawa

Abu DhabiOttawa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$50.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.07
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.33
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$948
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$719
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1216
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$61.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$93.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$42.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3530
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2120
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.65
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$86.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$14.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.06
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.36
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.71
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.66
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.48
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.87
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.94
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$11.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.88
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.69
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$55.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$13.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$51.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$73.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$829
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$10670

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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

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DistanceCityCost of living
7.4 km or 4.6 miGatineau
$1111
19 km or 12 miKanata
$1708
87 km or 54 miCornwall
$1050
94 km or 58 miBrockville
$1389
124 km or 77 miSalaberry-de-Valleyfield
$1099
128 km or 80 miMirabel
$1392
130 km or 81 miVaudreuil-Dorion
$1397
138 km or 86 miSaint-Jerome
$1394
141 km or 87 miSaint-Eustache
$1397
143 km or 89 miKirkland
$1393
144 km or 89 miBlainville
$1396
146 km or 90 miSainte-Therese
$1399
147 km or 91 miPointe-Claire
$1400
147 km or 91 miBoisbriand
$1129
147 km or 91 miDollard-des-Ormeaux
$1390
147 km or 91 miKingston
$1475
150 km or 93 miLe Ray
$1756
152 km or 94 miDorval
$1387
152 km or 94 miChateauguay
$1245
153 km or 95 miLaval
$1252
157 km or 98 miSaint-Lin-Laurentides
$1395
158 km or 98 miCote-Saint-Luc
$1392
160 km or 100 miMount Royal
$1386
162 km or 101 miWatertown
$1694
163 km or 102 miTerrebonne
$1394
163 km or 102 miWestmount
$1394
166 km or 103 miSaint-Constant
$1392
167 km or 104 miMontreal
$1447
167 km or 104 miMascouche
$1061
170 km or 106 miSaint-Lambert
$1388
170 km or 106 miCandiac
$1396
170 km or 106 miLongueuil
$1123
171 km or 106 miLa Prairie
$1391
175 km or 109 miBrossard
$1096
176 km or 109 miBoucherville
$1398
177 km or 110 miRepentigny
$1400
178 km or 111 miVarennes
$1396
183 km or 114 miL'Assomption
$1388
183 km or 114 miSaint-Bruno-de-Montarville
$1389
185 km or 115 miSainte-Julie
$1396