Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Philadelphia - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiPhiladelphia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1933
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4584
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1080
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1778
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$519
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$214
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3192
🏙️ Population
1M
1.58M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 10% less expensive than in Philadelphia. Cities ranked 1730th and 386th ($1741 vs $1933) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 280th 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 1.7 months in Philadelphia. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Philadelphia ranked 49th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 146th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Philadelphia

Abu DhabiPhiladelphia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$53.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.49
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.4
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1280
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$840
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2227
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1411
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$97
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$55.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3751
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1502
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.52
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$99.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$21.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$13.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$13.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.69
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.49
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.62
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$10.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$35.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$71.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$45.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$74
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1084
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$24710

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$1381
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$1836
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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
5.2 km or 3.2 miCamden
$1688
9.2 km or 5.7 miPennsauken Township
$1756
12 km or 7.1 miCherry Hill
$1726
12 km or 7.7 miWest Deptford Township
$1750
16 km or 9.9 miFox Chase
$1750
16 km or 9.9 miDeptford Township
$1751
19 km or 12 miMoorestown
$1754
21 km or 13 miGloucester Township
$1756
21 km or 13 miChester
$1757
22 km or 14 miMount Laurel
$1759
25 km or 15 miEvesham Township
$1759
25 km or 16 miWillingboro Township
$1749
31 km or 19 miMedford
$1748
35 km or 22 miLevittown
$1769
35 km or 22 miWinslow Township
$1747
36 km or 23 miMonroe Township
$1756
38 km or 23 miWest Chester
$2316
40 km or 25 miWilmington
$1743
46 km or 28 miTrenton
$1923
46 km or 29 miEwing Township
$1743
50 km or 31 miHamilton Township
$1755
52 km or 32 miPottstown
$1754
54 km or 33 miLawrence Township
$1744
56 km or 35 miVineland
$1756
58 km or 36 miNewark
$1736
59 km or 36 miBridgeton
$1748
62 km or 38 miPrinceton
$2247
63 km or 39 miMillville
$1754
64 km or 39 miEast Windsor Township
$1747
65 km or 40 miPlainsboro Township
$2062
67 km or 42 miMontgomery Township
$1742
67 km or 42 miManchester Township
$1628
71 km or 44 miJackson Township
$1758
72 km or 45 miSouth Brunswick
$1758
77 km or 48 miAllentown
$1498
77 km or 48 miBethlehem
$1630
77 km or 48 miHillsborough Township
$1746
78 km or 48 miReading
$1539
78 km or 49 miBarnegat Township
$1898
79 km or 49 miManalapan Township
$1830