Abu Dhabi vs Reykjavik - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Reykjavik
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2127
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$4545
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1203
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1891
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$665
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$85.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3489
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
4 km
🎓 Higher education
52
51
😀 Quality of life
81
87
🏙️ Population
1.48M
129K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 8% less expensive than in Reykjavik. Cities ranked 608th and 377th ($1963 vs $2127) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st 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 1.6 months in Reykjavik. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Reykjavik ranked 1st in Iceland, while ranked 318th and 164th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Reykjavik

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Abu Dhabi Reykjavik
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$79.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$13.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$8.9
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$4.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.48
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1282
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$1010
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2001
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1637
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$76.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$62.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
5.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$6311
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$4566
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.62
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$72.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$27.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2.24
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$3.33
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$3.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$5.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$14.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$16.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$24.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$4.63
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.71
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$3.26
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$12.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$11.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$3.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$60.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$43.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$36.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$116
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$144
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$310
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6855

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117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

Cities near Reykjavik

Distance City Cost of living
6.8 km or 4.2 mi Kopavogur
$2132
9.8 km or 6.1 mi Hafnarfjorur
$1961
38 km or 24 mi Keflavik
$1883
247 km or 153 mi Akureyri
$1701
795 km or 494 mi Torshavn
$1597
1204 km or 748 mi Inverness
$1406
1230 km or 764 mi Elgin
$1409
1300 km or 808 mi Derry
$1261
1309 km or 813 mi Greenock
$1198
1321 km or 821 mi Aberdeen
$1302
1325 km or 823 mi Perth
$1553
1328 km or 825 mi Stirling
$1282
1331 km or 827 mi Paisley
$1498
1333 km or 828 mi Alloa
$1497
1337 km or 831 mi Glasgow
$1533
1339 km or 832 mi Dundee
$1157
1340 km or 833 mi Omagh
$1494
1341 km or 833 mi Cumbernauld
$1505
1342 km or 834 mi Irvine
$1496
1348 km or 838 mi East Kilbride
$1500
1349 km or 838 mi Kilmarnock
$1148
1351 km or 839 mi Dunfermline
$1384
1353 km or 841 mi Hamilton
$1497
1357 km or 843 mi Ayr
$955
1360 km or 845 mi Kirkcaldy
$1285
1365 km or 848 mi Livingston
$1378
1372 km or 852 mi Edinburgh
$1695
1382 km or 859 mi Newtownabbey
$1498
1387 km or 862 mi Belfast
$1545
1390 km or 864 mi Bangor
$1128
1391 km or 864 mi Lisburn
$1495
1401 km or 871 mi Alesund
$1544
1413 km or 878 mi Galway
$1828
1425 km or 886 mi Dundalk
$1694
1431 km or 889 mi Dumfries
$1200
1433 km or 891 mi Nuuk
$2011
1441 km or 895 mi Molde
$1739
1454 km or 903 mi Kristiansund
$1755
1455 km or 904 mi Drogheda
$1683
1455 km or 904 mi Bergen
$1747