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

Abu DhabiSan Francisco
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$3091
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$6508
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$2116
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$3010
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$622
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$168
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3504
🏙️ Population
1M
882k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 44% less expensive than in San Francisco. Cities ranked 1730th and 13th ($1741 vs $3091) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 11th 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 1.1 months in San Francisco. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs San Francisco ranked 55th in the United States, while ranked 257th and 158th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs San Francisco

Abu DhabiSan Francisco
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$15.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$70.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$9.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.54
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.89
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$2746
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1753
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$3405
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$2640
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$102
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$155
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$62.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$13578
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$10046
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$88.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$19.5
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$3.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$4.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.94
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$11.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$5.33
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$3.21
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$16.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$8.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$4.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.34
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$85.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$14.9
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$131
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$25.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$65
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$94.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$2174
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$30440

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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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DistanceCityCost of living
11 km or 6.9 miDaly
$1745
14 km or 8.4 miSouth San Francisco
$1747
14 km or 8.8 miAlameda
$2793
15 km or 9.2 miOakland
$2985
16 km or 10 miAlbany
$1751
17 km or 10 miBerkeley
$2907
17 km or 11 miSan Bruno
$1749
18 km or 11 miEl Cerrito
$1744
18 km or 11 miPacifica
$1748
19 km or 12 miRichmond
$1757
20 km or 12 miMillbrae
$1749
21 km or 13 miSan Pablo
$1746
22 km or 14 miBurlingame
$1750
24 km or 15 miSan Leandro
$2664
24 km or 15 miSan Rafael
$2930
26 km or 16 miSan Mateo
$3171
28 km or 17 miSan Lorenzo
$1616
28 km or 18 miFoster
$1989
29 km or 18 miLafayette
$1746
29 km or 18 miHercules
$1745
31 km or 19 miBelmont
$2888
32 km or 20 miHayward
$2739
32 km or 20 miCastro Valley
$2208
34 km or 21 miSan Carlos
$1746
34 km or 21 miWalnut Creek
$2653
36 km or 23 miRedwood
$2248
37 km or 23 miMartinez
$2101
37 km or 23 miDanville
$3027
37 km or 23 miPleasant Hill
$2466
38 km or 24 miUnion
$1753
39 km or 24 miSan Ramon
$3012
39 km or 24 miVallejo
$2052
39 km or 24 miNovato
$1757
39 km or 24 miBenicia
$1756
41 km or 25 miConcord
$2545
42 km or 26 miMenlo Park
$1752
42 km or 26 miEast Palo Alto
$1758
43 km or 27 miNewark
$1759
45 km or 28 miDublin
$1750
46 km or 28 miPalo Alto
$3146