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

Abu DhabiSan Diego
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2389
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$5212
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1585
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2513
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$502
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$166
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$4985
🏙️ Population
1M
1.39M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 27% less expensive than in San Diego. Cities ranked 1730th and 122nd ($1741 vs $2389) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 106th 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 2.1 months in San Diego. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs San Diego ranked 12th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 23rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs San Diego

Abu DhabiSan Diego
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$57
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.94
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.96
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1826
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1340
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2914
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$2172
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$87.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$132
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$60.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$6217
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$4047
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$71.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$17.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.9
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.2
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$9.63
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$12.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.8
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.65
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.39
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$9.51
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$8.05
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$4.14
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$42.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$14.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$86.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$16.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$81.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1192
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$21912

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$1450
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$1537
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$1162
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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
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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4.2 km or 2.6 miCoronado
$1754
7.2 km or 4.5 miNational
$1750
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$1747
14 km or 9 miChula Vista
$2398
14 km or 9 miLa Mesa
$2186
16 km or 9.8 miImperial Beach
$1753
18 km or 11 miLa Jolla
$1745
21 km or 13 miEl Cajon
$2548
24 km or 15 miTijuana
$651
25 km or 15 miSantee
$1748
30 km or 19 miPoway
$1751
38 km or 24 miEncinitas
$2145
40 km or 25 miLas Delicias
$505
43 km or 26 miRosarito Beach
$506
46 km or 29 miEscondido
$2444
47 km or 30 miSan Marcos
$1753
52 km or 33 miCarlsbad
$2809
54 km or 33 miVista
$2125
57 km or 36 miOceanside
$2358
73 km or 46 miFallbrook
$1814
88 km or 55 miTemecula
$1993
91 km or 57 miSan Clemente
$1778
95 km or 59 miMurrieta
$1983
97 km or 61 miDana Point
$1750
98 km or 61 miFrench Valley
$1741
99 km or 61 miSan Juan Capistrano
$1750
99 km or 61 miWildomar
$1745
104 km or 65 miLaguna Niguel
$2133
107 km or 66 miLaguna Beach
$1744
107 km or 67 miMenifee
$1827
109 km or 68 miEnsenada
$487
109 km or 68 miLake Elsinore
$1854
110 km or 68 miMission Viejo
$2477
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$1757
111 km or 69 miRancho Santa Margarita
$1750
114 km or 71 miAliso Viejo
$2519
114 km or 71 miLake Forest
$2461
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$1463
119 km or 74 miPerris
$1762
119 km or 74 miTemescal Valley
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