Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Reykjavik - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiReykjavik
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4336
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1123
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1824
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$632
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$84.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2879
🏙️ Population
1M
129k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 13% less expensive than in Reykjavik. Cities ranked 1730th and 321st ($1741 vs $2000) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Iceland, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Iceland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.4 months in Reykjavik. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Reykjavik ranked 1st in Iceland, while ranked 257th and 433rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Reykjavik

Abu DhabiReykjavik
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$16.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$79.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$13.2
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$8.23
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.59
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1182
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$964
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1913
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1615
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$59.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$93.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$55.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
6.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4338
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3326
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$92.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$24.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.63
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$5.43
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$14.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$16.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$24.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.97
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.83
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.06
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$21.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$10.8
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$7.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.84
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$48.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$44.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$31.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$114
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$136
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$253
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$6224

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$1224
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$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
6.8 km or 4.2 miKopavogur
$1906
9.8 km or 6.1 miHafnarfjorur
$1854
38 km or 24 miKeflavik
$2004
247 km or 153 miAkureyri
$1526
795 km or 494 miTorshavn
$1796
1204 km or 748 miInverness
$1311
1230 km or 764 miElgin
$1487
1300 km or 808 miDerry
$1225
1309 km or 813 miGreenock
$1162
1321 km or 821 miAberdeen
$1385
1325 km or 823 miPerth
$1442
1328 km or 825 miStirling
$1328
1331 km or 827 miPaisley
$1460
1333 km or 828 miAlloa
$1456
1337 km or 831 miGlasgow
$1380
1339 km or 832 miDundee
$1198
1340 km or 833 miOmagh
$1465
1341 km or 833 miCumbernauld
$1468
1342 km or 834 miIrvine
$1462
1348 km or 838 miEast Kilbride
$1459
1349 km or 838 miKilmarnock
$1421
1351 km or 839 miDunfermline
$1215
1353 km or 841 miHamilton
$1457
1357 km or 843 miAyr
$983
1360 km or 845 miKirkcaldy
$1057
1365 km or 848 miLivingston
$1112
1372 km or 852 miEdinburgh
$1663
1382 km or 859 miNewtownabbey
$1465
1387 km or 862 miBelfast
$1275
1390 km or 864 miBangor
$1106
1391 km or 864 miLisburn
$1465
1401 km or 871 miAlesund
$1893
1413 km or 878 miGalway
$1752
1425 km or 886 miDundalk
$1492
1431 km or 889 miDumfries
$1219
1433 km or 891 miNuuk
$2187
1441 km or 895 miMolde
$1567
1454 km or 903 miKristiansund
$1653
1455 km or 904 miDrogheda
$1776
1455 km or 904 miBergen
$1822