Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rio de Janeiro - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiRio de Janeiro
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$719
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1809
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$337
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$586
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$187
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$120
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$363
🏙️ Population
1M
6.52M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 142% more expensive than in Rio de Janeiro. Cities ranked 1730th and 6176th ($1741 vs $719) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Rio de Janeiro. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Rio de Janeiro ranked 8th in Brazil, while ranked 257th and 4223rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rio de Janeiro

Abu DhabiRio de Janeiro
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.49
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.82
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.88
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$223
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$412
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$69
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$107
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$18
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.95%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1891
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1200
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.78
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$36.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.35
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.76
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.25
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$2.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.95
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.77
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$0.96
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$21.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$44.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$6.44
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$41.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$56
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$368
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$7789

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$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$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

Cities near Rio de Janeiro

DistanceCityCost of living
9.9 km or 6.2 miNiteroi
$573
18 km or 11 miDuque de Caxias
$423
21 km or 13 miSao Joao de Meriti
$490
26 km or 16 miBelford Roxo
$361
31 km or 19 miNova Iguacu
$509
45 km or 28 miPetropolis
$489
60 km or 37 miTeresopolis
$429
70 km or 44 miSaquarema
$468
98 km or 61 miNova Friburgo
$372
102 km or 64 miVolta Redonda
$386
108 km or 67 miBarra Mansa
$456
112 km or 70 miSao Pedro da Aldeia
$456
115 km or 72 miAngra dos Reis
$463
121 km or 75 miCabo Frio
$445
130 km or 81 miJuiz de Fora
$401
135 km or 84 miRio das Ostras
$419
137 km or 85 miResende
$460
157 km or 97 miMacae
$429
184 km or 115 miCruzeiro
$451
196 km or 122 miBarbacena
$406
199 km or 123 miLorena
$454
200 km or 124 miUbatuba
$425
201 km or 125 miUba
$450
208 km or 129 miGuaratingueta
$452
215 km or 134 miMuriae
$450
226 km or 140 miSao Joao del-Rei
$329
231 km or 144 miCampos dos Goytacazes
$484
232 km or 144 miPindamonhangaba
$457
238 km or 148 miItajuba
$405
240 km or 149 miCaraguatatuba
$369
241 km or 150 miTaubate
$487
242 km or 150 miVicosa
$427
245 km or 152 miSao Sebastiao
$450
251 km or 156 miTres Coracoes
$451
257 km or 160 miConselheiro Lafaiete
$501
258 km or 160 miCacapava
$452
264 km or 164 miLavras
$441
275 km or 171 miVarginha
$471
277 km or 172 miSao Jose dos Campos
$528
279 km or 173 miPonte Nova
$450