Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rotterdam - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiRotterdam
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1713
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4045
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$975
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1536
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$426
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$180
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$2679
🏙️ Population
1M
631k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 2% more expensive than in Rotterdam. Cities ranked 1730th and 1813th ($1741 vs $1713) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 6th 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 1.6 months in Rotterdam. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Rotterdam ranked 3rd in the Netherlands, while ranked 257th and 126th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Rotterdam

Abu DhabiRotterdam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$54
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.83
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1007
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$787
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1785
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1222
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$165
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$35.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$4236
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$3041
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$4.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$93.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$23.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.6
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.08
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.94
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$2.74
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.5
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.7
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$8.08
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.9
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$6.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$38.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$18.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$98.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$107
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1501
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$12626

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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 Rotterdam

DistanceCityCost of living
10 km or 6.4 miRidderkerk
$1540
13 km or 8 miDelft
$1565
19 km or 12 miLeidschendam
$1102
21 km or 13 miThe Hague
$1697
23 km or 14 miSliedrecht
$1538
25 km or 16 miScheveningen
$1539
26 km or 16 miLeiden
$1683
27 km or 17 miOegstgeest
$1504
41 km or 25 miEtten-Leur
$1526
43 km or 27 miBreda
$1651
43 km or 27 miRoosendaal
$1539
47 km or 29 miUtrecht
$2016
49 km or 30 miBergen op Zoom
$1538
50 km or 31 miZandvoort
$1499
52 km or 32 miHaarlem
$2153
54 km or 34 miZaltbommel
$1536
55 km or 34 miZeist
$1933
56 km or 35 miTilburg
$1384
59 km or 36 miAmsterdam
$2228
59 km or 37 miHilversum
$1606
60 km or 38 miIJmuiden
$1538
61 km or 38 miHoogstraten
$1422
62 km or 39 miGoes
$1547
63 km or 39 mi's-Hertogenbosch
$1545
66 km or 41 miTiel
$1550
67 km or 42 miHuizen
$1520
72 km or 45 miAlmere
$1656
73 km or 45 miPurmerend
$1574
74 km or 46 miVeenendaal
$1292
74 km or 46 miTurnhout
$1448
76 km or 47 miMiddelburg
$1531
79 km or 49 miAntwerp
$1471
81 km or 51 miWageningen
$1401
82 km or 51 miBeveren
$1384
82 km or 51 miEde
$1542
83 km or 52 miUden
$1521
84 km or 52 miMortsel
$1618
85 km or 53 miVeldhoven
$1541
87 km or 54 miHerentals
$1340
88 km or 54 miSint-Niklaas
$1503