Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Phoenix - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiPhoenix
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1756
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3889
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1032
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1579
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$451
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3563
🏙️ Population
1M
1.63M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 0.9% less expensive than in Phoenix. Cities ranked 1730th and 870th ($1741 vs $1756) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 697th 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 months in Phoenix. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Phoenix ranked 11th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 21st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Phoenix

Abu DhabiPhoenix
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$10.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$54
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.98
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1033
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$807
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1689
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1250
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$113
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$174
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$66.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2600
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1751
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$61.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.7
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.76
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.29
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.13
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.95
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$15.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$4.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.98
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$26.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$75.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$43.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$82.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$784
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14907

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152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$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
13 km or 8.1 miGlendale
$1511
14 km or 9 miScottsdale
$1699
16 km or 10 miPeoria
$1595
17 km or 10 miTempe
$1554
25 km or 15 miEl Mirage
$1747
26 km or 16 miMesa
$1595
27 km or 17 miAvondale
$1489
28 km or 17 miGoodyear
$1748
29 km or 18 miSurprise
$1532
33 km or 21 miChandler
$1729
33 km or 21 miGilbert
$1658
33 km or 21 miFountain Hills
$1753
51 km or 31 miQueen Creek
$1713
51 km or 32 miApache Junction
$1746
51 km or 32 miBuckeye
$1749
53 km or 33 miMaricopa
$1744
78 km or 48 miCasa Grande
$1747
84 km or 52 miFlorence
$1746
118 km or 73 miPrescott
$1995
122 km or 76 miPrescott Valley
$1757
155 km or 96 miMarana
$1745
160 km or 99 miOro Valley
$1756
165 km or 102 miCasas Adobes
$1759
181 km or 112 miTucson
$1530
190 km or 118 miFlagstaff
$1869
205 km or 128 miSahuarita
$1748
232 km or 144 miLake Havasu
$1556
234 km or 145 miBlythe
$1745
254 km or 158 miYuma
$1285
259 km or 161 miKingman
$1461
264 km or 164 miNogales
$1000
268 km or 166 miNogales
$396
276 km or 171 miSan Luis
$1755
276 km or 172 miSan Luis Rio Colorado
$362
278 km or 173 miSierra Vista
$1363
290 km or 180 miBullhead
$1350
313 km or 194 miCaborca
$505
327 km or 203 miBrawley
$1758
330 km or 205 miMexicali
$531
332 km or 207 miCalexico
$1755