Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rome - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiRome
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1626
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3970
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$849
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1530
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$446
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$177
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1640
🏙️ Population
1M
2.87M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 7% more expensive than in Rome. Cities ranked 1730th and 2004th ($1741 vs $1626) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd 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 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Rome ranked 1st in Italy, while ranked 257th and 164th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rome

Abu DhabiRome
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$14.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$58.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.67
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.17
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$915
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$642
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1808
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1192
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$121
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$184
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$30.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$7487
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3438
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$39.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$18.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.76
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$14.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$17.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.16
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.55
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.58
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.88
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$6.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.05
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.49
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$60.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$9.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$93.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$19.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$93.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$93
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$533
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$13313

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$1299
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$1419
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$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
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$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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$883
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$1482
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$1171
44 km or 27 miCisterna di Latina
$1128
47 km or 29 miColleferro
$1109
51 km or 32 miAnzio
$1316
59 km or 37 miLatina
$1255
61 km or 38 miCivitavecchia
$1209
65 km or 40 miRieti
$998
66 km or 41 miViterbo
$1144
76 km or 47 miTerni
$1081
78 km or 48 miFrosinone
$1012
80 km or 49 miAvezzano
$1264
91 km or 56 miL'Aquila
$1081
93 km or 58 miTerracina
$1263
120 km or 74 miFoligno
$1072
132 km or 82 miTeramo
$1135
136 km or 84 miPerugia
$1096
140 km or 87 miAscoli Piceno
$1072
148 km or 92 miChieti
$1007
156 km or 97 miPescara
$1103
170 km or 106 miAversa
$1109
173 km or 107 miSanta Maria Capua Vetere
$975
174 km or 108 miFermo
$1101
175 km or 109 miMacerata
$1110
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$1168
179 km or 112 miCaserta
$1159
181 km or 113 miArezzo
$1236
183 km or 114 miFrattamaggiore
$1206
184 km or 115 miSiena
$1533
185 km or 115 miCampobasso
$944
187 km or 116 miCivitanova Marche
$1146
189 km or 117 miNaples
$1242
209 km or 130 miAncona
$1206
210 km or 130 miBenevento
$875
213 km or 133 miCastellammare di Stabia
$1196
221 km or 137 miAvellino
$1037
221 km or 137 miFano
$1239
226 km or 140 miAmalfi
$1085
227 km or 141 miSan Marino
$1167