Abu Dhabi vs Rotterdam - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Rotterdam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1660
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3905
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$963
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1535
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$414
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$170
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$3052
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
91
😀 Quality of life
81
92
🏙️ Population
1.48M
631K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 18% more expensive than in Rotterdam. Cities ranked 608th and 2277th ($1963 vs $1660) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 13th in the United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the Netherlands comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.8 months in Rotterdam. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Rotterdam ranked 4th in the Netherlands, while ranked 318th and 53rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rotterdam

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Abu Dhabi Rotterdam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$13.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$56.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$8.86
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$4.91
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$999
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$754
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1617
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$124
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$188
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$4859
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$3178
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$4.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$88.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$21.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.77
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$26.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.5
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.43
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.59
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$6.52
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.24
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$7.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$6.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.36
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$30.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$71.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$93.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1569
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9619

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$1297
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$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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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

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Distance City Cost of living
10 km or 6.4 mi Ridderkerk
$1582
13 km or 8 mi Delft
$1501
19 km or 12 mi Leidschendam
$1607
21 km or 13 mi The Hague
$1642
23 km or 14 mi Sliedrecht
$1584
25 km or 16 mi Scheveningen
$1589
26 km or 16 mi Leiden
$1846
27 km or 17 mi Oegstgeest
$1616
41 km or 25 mi Etten-Leur
$1555
43 km or 27 mi Breda
$1673
43 km or 27 mi Roosendaal
$1583
47 km or 29 mi Utrecht
$1723
49 km or 30 mi Bergen op Zoom
$1579
50 km or 31 mi Zandvoort
$1830
52 km or 32 mi Haarlem
$2033
54 km or 34 mi Zaltbommel
$1579
55 km or 34 mi Zeist
$1842
56 km or 35 mi Tilburg
$1554
59 km or 36 mi Amsterdam
$2160
59 km or 37 mi Hilversum
$1851
60 km or 38 mi IJmuiden
$1586
61 km or 38 mi Hoogstraten
$1302
62 km or 39 mi Goes
$1413
63 km or 39 mi 's-Hertogenbosch
$1592
66 km or 41 mi Tiel
$1558
67 km or 42 mi Huizen
$1486
72 km or 45 mi Almere
$1663
73 km or 45 mi Purmerend
$1643
74 km or 46 mi Veenendaal
$1525
74 km or 46 mi Turnhout
$1206
76 km or 47 mi Middelburg
$1569
79 km or 49 mi Antwerp
$1407
81 km or 51 mi Wageningen
$1289
82 km or 51 mi Beveren
$1350
82 km or 51 mi Ede
$1602
83 km or 52 mi Uden
$1532
84 km or 52 mi Mortsel
$1424
85 km or 53 mi Veldhoven
$1642
87 km or 54 mi Herentals
$1411
88 km or 54 mi Sint-Niklaas
$1365