Abu Dhabi vs Rome - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Rome
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1546
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3755
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$822
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1516
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$425
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$157
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1486
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
52
88
😀 Quality of life
81
86
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.87M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 27% more expensive than in Rome. Cities ranked 608th and 2571st ($1963 vs $1546) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in the United Arab Emirates and Italy, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Italy comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1 months in Rome. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Rome ranked 1st in Italy, while ranked 318th and 198th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Rome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$14.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$53.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.06
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$905
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$616
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1909
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1154
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$119
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$182
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$28.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$6628
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$3578
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$36.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$14.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$2.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.42
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$4.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$9.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$13.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.34
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.21
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.68
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.51
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.8
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$6.57
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.41
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$5.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$8.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.91
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$44.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$9.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$87.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$20
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$81.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$89.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$477
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9591

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$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

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2.7 km or 1.7 mi Vatican City
$782
19 km or 12 mi Frascati
$1251
34 km or 21 mi Ladispoli
$1113
44 km or 27 mi Cisterna di Latina
$989
47 km or 29 mi Colleferro
$1065
51 km or 32 mi Anzio
$1169
59 km or 37 mi Latina
$1038
61 km or 38 mi Civitavecchia
$1117
65 km or 40 mi Rieti
$1101
66 km or 41 mi Viterbo
$1258
76 km or 47 mi Terni
$1014
78 km or 48 mi Frosinone
$675
80 km or 49 mi Avezzano
$1107
91 km or 56 mi L'Aquila
$911
93 km or 58 mi Terracina
$1222
120 km or 74 mi Foligno
$1197
132 km or 82 mi Teramo
$1062
136 km or 84 mi Perugia
$998
140 km or 87 mi Ascoli Piceno
$1078
148 km or 92 mi Chieti
$1112
156 km or 97 mi Pescara
$1119
170 km or 106 mi Aversa
$971
173 km or 107 mi Santa Maria Capua Vetere
$1095
174 km or 108 mi Fermo
$1153
175 km or 109 mi Macerata
$827
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$1112
179 km or 112 mi Caserta
$1043
181 km or 113 mi Arezzo
$1204
183 km or 114 mi Frattamaggiore
$897
184 km or 115 mi Siena
$1525
185 km or 115 mi Campobasso
$1007
187 km or 116 mi Civitanova Marche
$1083
189 km or 117 mi Naples
$1085
209 km or 130 mi Ancona
$1097
210 km or 130 mi Benevento
$975
213 km or 133 mi Castellammare di Stabia
$1099
221 km or 137 mi Avellino
$906
221 km or 137 mi Fano
$1102
226 km or 140 mi Amalfi
$1162
227 km or 141 mi San Marino City
$1019