Abu Dhabi vs Philadelphia - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Philadelphia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2361
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$5659
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1382
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$2582
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$587
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$259
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$5157
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
11 km
🎓 Higher education
52
100
😀 Quality of life
81
91
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.58M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 17% less expensive than in Philadelphia. Cities ranked 608th and 215th ($1963 vs $2361) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 166th in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.2 months in Philadelphia. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Philadelphia ranked 10th in the United States, while ranked 318th and 70th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Philadelphia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$16.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$59.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.51
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$4.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1637
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$1117
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$3227
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$2156
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$94.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$145
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$66.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$6389
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2174
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$95.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$30.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.33
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.17
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$3.47
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$4.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$12.2
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$15.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$5.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$4.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$5.34
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.55
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.09
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$4.74
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$10.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$9.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$4.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$44.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$13.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$64.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$25.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$46.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$80.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1172
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$15017

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Distance City Cost of living
117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
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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5.2 km or 3.2 mi Camden
$2249
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Pennsauken Township
$1939
12 km or 7.1 mi Cherry Hill
$2051
12 km or 7.7 mi West Deptford Township
$1951
16 km or 9.9 mi Fox Chase
$1936
16 km or 9.9 mi Deptford Township
$1950
19 km or 12 mi Moorestown
$1948
21 km or 13 mi Gloucester Township
$1949
21 km or 13 mi Chester
$1943
22 km or 14 mi Mount Laurel
$1930
25 km or 15 mi Evesham Township
$1942
25 km or 16 mi Willingboro Township
$1945
31 km or 19 mi Medford
$1935
35 km or 22 mi Levittown
$1952
35 km or 22 mi Winslow Township
$1941
36 km or 23 mi Monroe Township
$1950
38 km or 23 mi West Chester
$2655
40 km or 25 mi Wilmington
$1767
46 km or 28 mi Trenton
$1748
46 km or 29 mi Ewing Township
$1942
50 km or 31 mi Hamilton Township
$1944
52 km or 32 mi Pottstown
$1944
54 km or 33 mi Lawrence Township
$1940
56 km or 35 mi Vineland
$1938
58 km or 36 mi Newark
$1870
59 km or 36 mi Bridgeton
$1942
62 km or 38 mi Princeton
$2664
63 km or 39 mi Millville
$1943
64 km or 39 mi East Windsor Township
$1951
65 km or 40 mi Plainsboro Township
$1946
67 km or 42 mi Montgomery Township
$1934
67 km or 42 mi Manchester Township
$1900
71 km or 44 mi Jackson Township
$2022
72 km or 45 mi South Brunswick
$1939
77 km or 48 mi Allentown
$2169
77 km or 48 mi Bethlehem
$2049
77 km or 48 mi Hillsborough Township
$1941
78 km or 48 mi Reading
$1863
78 km or 49 mi Barnegat Township
$1962
79 km or 49 mi Manalapan Township
$2088