Prices in Abu Dhabi vs San Antonio - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSan Antonio
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1643
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3773
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$932
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1507
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$445
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$130
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3260
🏙️ Population
1M
1.44M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 6% more expensive than in San Antonio. Cities ranked 1730th and 1968th ($1741 vs $1643) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1736th in the United Arab Emirates and the United States, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs the United States comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2 months in San Antonio. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs San Antonio ranked 14th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 32nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs San Antonio

Abu DhabiSan Antonio
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$46
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.92
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$4.44
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.46
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$969
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$725
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1741
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1182
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$157
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$56.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1985
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1184
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$37.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$18.9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.82
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.46
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.78
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.86
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$10.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$5.72
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.77
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$7.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$5.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.78
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.19
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$38.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$109
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$77.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$804
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$10405

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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
27 km or 17 miSchertz
$1755
30 km or 18 miCibolo
$1752
48 km or 30 miNew Braunfels
$1553
54 km or 33 miSeguin
$1744
74 km or 46 miSan Marcos
$1666
87 km or 54 miKyle
$1744
93 km or 58 miKerrville
$1538
122 km or 76 miAustin
$1964
136 km or 85 miCedar Park
$1750
140 km or 87 miLeander
$1728
141 km or 88 miPflugerville
$1751
145 km or 90 miRound Rock
$1614
157 km or 98 miGeorgetown
$1755
161 km or 100 miVictoria
$1667
197 km or 122 miCopperas Cove
$1750
200 km or 124 miHarker Heights
$1746
201 km or 125 miKilleen
$1399
210 km or 130 miEagle Pass
$1749
213 km or 132 miPiedras Negras
$503
215 km or 134 miCorpus Christi
$1441
216 km or 134 miTemple
$1482
221 km or 137 miKingsville
$1745
233 km or 145 miDel Rio
$1702
235 km or 146 miLaredo
$1513
236 km or 147 miCiudad Acuna
$509
237 km or 147 miNuevo Laredo
$427
247 km or 153 miBryan
$1760
247 km or 154 miCollege Station
$1421
261 km or 162 miRosenberg
$1750
269 km or 167 miWaco
$1349
279 km or 174 miSugar Land
$1500
286 km or 178 miMissouri
$1751
293 km or 182 miSan Angelo
$1647
300 km or 186 miLake Jackson
$1751
300 km or 187 miThe Woodlands
$1768
303 km or 188 miHouston
$1760
308 km or 191 miSpring
$1952
309 km or 192 miConroe
$1616
310 km or 193 miPearland
$1755
312 km or 194 miStephenville
$1810