Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Raleigh - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiRaleigh
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1656
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3796
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$947
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1476
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$481
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$84.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4123
🏙️ Population
1M
440k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 5% more expensive than in Raleigh. Cities ranked 1730th and 1943rd ($1741 vs $1656) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1723rd 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 2.5 months in Raleigh. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Raleigh ranked 13th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 31st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Raleigh

Abu DhabiRaleigh
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$55.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.45
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.93
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1006
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$741
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1566
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1190
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$107
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$45.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3064
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1563
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$49.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.43
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.29
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$6.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.36
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$37.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$125
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$41.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$80.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$927
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$11281

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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
12 km or 7.6 miGarner
$1756
15 km or 9.1 miCary
$1552
17 km or 10 miMorrisville
$1623
21 km or 13 miWake Forest
$1754
21 km or 13 miApex
$1749
25 km or 16 miHolly Springs
$1880
28 km or 18 miFuquay-Varina
$1758
30 km or 19 miDurham
$1707
38 km or 23 miChapel Hill
$1704
60 km or 37 miHenderson
$1751
61 km or 38 miSanford
$1830
65 km or 41 miWilson
$1748
77 km or 48 miRocky Mount
$1243
77 km or 48 miGoldsboro
$1613
78 km or 49 miBurlington
$1759
87 km or 54 miFayetteville
$1459
106 km or 66 miAsheboro
$1754
109 km or 68 miDanville
$1319
110 km or 68 miGreensboro
$1258
114 km or 71 miRoanoke Rapids
$1753
114 km or 71 miKinston
$1761
117 km or 73 miGreenville
$1675
123 km or 76 miHigh Point
$1286
129 km or 80 miThomasville
$1737
133 km or 83 miKernersville
$1695
137 km or 85 miLumberton
$1281
141 km or 87 miRockingham
$1754
149 km or 92 miWinston-Salem
$1601
163 km or 101 miJacksonville
$1463
165 km or 103 miNew Bern
$1304
166 km or 103 miSalisbury
$1747
182 km or 113 miKannapolis
$1744
182 km or 113 miLynchburg
$1323
183 km or 114 miConcord
$1627
189 km or 117 miHavelock
$1214
190 km or 118 miWilmington
$1634
191 km or 119 miPetersburg
$1752
196 km or 122 miMonroe
$1760
196 km or 122 miMint Hill
$1759
198 km or 123 miRoanoke
$1324