Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Phuket - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiPhuket
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$747
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2087
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$356
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$810
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$268
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$30.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$573
🏙️ Population
1M
77.6k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 133% more expensive than in Phuket. Cities ranked 1730th and 6064th ($1741 vs $747) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in the United Arab Emirates and Thailand, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Thailand comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.8 months in Phuket. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Phuket ranked 5th in Thailand, while ranked 257th and 6657th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Phuket

Abu DhabiPhuket
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.89
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$380
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$259
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$953
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$649
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$49.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$76.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$23.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.65%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2178
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1119
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.13
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$35.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.06
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$22.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.12
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.3
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$19.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.86
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.72
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.52
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.59
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$61.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$8.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$20.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.22
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$54
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$100
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$13174

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$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
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
48 km or 30 miAo Nang
$775
60 km or 38 miKrabi
$782
76 km or 47 miKo Lanta
$664
173 km or 107 miSurat Thani
$667
183 km or 114 miNakhon Si Thammarat
$594
185 km or 115 miKo Lipe
$665
231 km or 143 miLangkawi
$459
248 km or 154 miHat Yai
$572
248 km or 154 miKo Samui
$664
256 km or 159 miKangar
$400
269 km or 167 miKo Pha-ngan
$663
289 km or 180 miKo Tao
$663
293 km or 182 miAlor Setar
$400
331 km or 206 miLhokseumawe
$471
339 km or 211 miSungai Petani
$483
348 km or 216 miGeorge Town
$595
352 km or 219 miButterworth
$432
384 km or 238 miLangsa
$470
425 km or 264 miTaiping
$401
428 km or 266 miBanda Aceh
$461
468 km or 291 miKota Bharu
$434
470 km or 292 miIpoh
$565
470 km or 292 miMedan
$413
477 km or 296 miBinjai
$463
507 km or 315 miMyeik
$704
514 km or 319 miTebing Tinggi
$470
517 km or 321 miTeluk Intan
$494
548 km or 340 miHua Hin
$842
553 km or 344 miPematangsiantar
$309
569 km or 353 miTanjungbalai
$470
596 km or 370 miKuala Terengganu
$477
625 km or 388 miNong Prue
$666
625 km or 389 miPattaya
$784
637 km or 396 miKlang
$629
637 km or 396 miShah Alam
$640
638 km or 396 miSihanoukville
$589
638 km or 396 miKo Chang
$666
639 km or 397 miPetaling Jaya
$687
641 km or 398 miLaem Chabang
$663
641 km or 398 miKuala Lumpur
$735