Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSantiago
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$971
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2322
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$451
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$759
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$285
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$642
🏙️ Population
1M
6.26M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 79% more expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 1730th and 5453rd ($1741 vs $971) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Chile, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Chile comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.7 months in Santiago. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 257th and 585th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Santiago

Abu DhabiSantiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$7.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$35.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$6.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.34
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.1
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$450
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$342
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$806
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$596
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$60.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$27.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.76%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2676
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$2350
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$54.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$8.23
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$9.13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$8.66
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.59
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.04
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.85
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.17
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$5.88
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$38.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$11.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$55.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$368
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$6910

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$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 Santiago

DistanceCityCost of living
17 km or 11 miSan Bernardo
$779
20 km or 12 miPuente Alto
$821
69 km or 43 miLos Andes
$743
78 km or 48 miSan Felipe
$684
80 km or 50 miRancagua
$722
80 km or 50 miVilla Alemana
$797
83 km or 52 miQuillota
$742
85 km or 53 miQuilpue
$748
89 km or 55 miSan Antonio
$743
95 km or 59 miVina del Mar
$834
99 km or 62 miValparaiso
$669
130 km or 80 miSan Fernando
$742
179 km or 111 miCurico
$680
181 km or 112 miGodoy Cruz
$437
182 km or 113 miMendoza
$416
185 km or 115 miLas Heras
$437
208 km or 129 miSan Martin
$430
238 km or 148 miTalca
$743
251 km or 156 miSan Rafael
$415
264 km or 164 miConstitucion
$740
280 km or 174 miLinares
$901
292 km or 181 miSan Juan
$364
321 km or 199 miOvalle
$596
375 km or 233 miChillan
$642
394 km or 245 miCoquimbo
$762
398 km or 247 miLa Serena
$764
401 km or 249 miSan Luis
$447
409 km or 254 miTome
$741
426 km or 265 miTalcahuano
$714
434 km or 269 miConcepcion
$774
455 km or 283 miCoronel
$734
456 km or 284 miLujan
$429
464 km or 288 miLota
$739
472 km or 294 miLos Angeles
$755
482 km or 300 miVilla Mercedes
$430
508 km or 316 miCuranilahue
$741
518 km or 322 miAngol
$742
542 km or 337 miVallenar
$740
576 km or 358 miLa Rioja
$613
588 km or 366 miRio Cuarto
$552