Abu Dhabi vs Santiago - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Santiago
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$960
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2333
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$440
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$770
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$140
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$616
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
52
92
😀 Quality of life
81
78
🏙️ Population
1.48M
6.26M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 104% more expensive than in Santiago. Cities ranked 608th and 5485th ($1963 vs $960) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 3rd 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 0.6 months in Santiago. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Santiago ranked 1st in Chile, while ranked 318th and 451st among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Santiago
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$9.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$36.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.21
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.06
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$448
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$337
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$781
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$625
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$59.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$93.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$20.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
6.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2132
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.89
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$45.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$7.58
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.86
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$5.41
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.69
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.54
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.12
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$5.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$4.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.02
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.14
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$5.52
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$37.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$12
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$47.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$60.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$382
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$5901

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Distance City Cost of living
117 km or 73 mi Madinat Zayed
$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
143 km or 89 mi Al Ain
$1448
152 km or 94 mi Ajman
$871
170 km or 105 mi Umm al-Quwain
$1053
211 km or 131 mi Fujairah
$1095
237 km or 147 mi Ras al-Khaimah
$1376
300 km or 187 mi Doha
$1894
318 km or 198 mi Al Khor
$1755
356 km or 221 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
365 km or 227 mi Nizwa
$824
395 km or 246 mi Seeb
$1236
425 km or 264 mi Riffa
$1002
427 km or 265 mi Manama
$1307
428 km or 266 mi Isa Town
$1152
439 km or 273 mi Muscat
$1145
454 km or 282 mi Jahrom
$660
468 km or 291 mi Dhahran
$969
481 km or 299 mi Dammam
$1004
486 km or 302 mi Al-Mubarraz
$699
501 km or 311 mi Fasa
$939
514 km or 320 mi Qatif
$889
548 km or 341 mi Jubail
$861
568 km or 353 mi Sirjan
$663
575 km or 357 mi Jiroft
$659
599 km or 372 mi Shiraz
$724
610 km or 379 mi Bushehr
$694
617 km or 384 mi Borazjan
$657
620 km or 385 mi Marvdasht
$659
632 km or 392 mi Kazerun
$656
637 km or 396 mi Chabahar
$659
649 km or 404 mi Bam
$659
678 km or 421 mi Rafsanjan
$663
698 km or 434 mi Kerman
$680
701 km or 435 mi Iranshahr
$657
741 km or 460 mi Yasuj
$611
775 km or 481 mi Riyadh
$1132
790 km or 491 mi Al Wafrah
$954
792 km or 492 mi Behbahan
$660

Cities near Santiago

Distance City Cost of living
17 km or 11 mi San Bernardo
$719
20 km or 12 mi Puente Alto
$732
69 km or 43 mi Los Andes
$697
78 km or 48 mi San Felipe
$729
80 km or 50 mi Rancagua
$673
80 km or 50 mi Villa Alemana
$654
83 km or 52 mi Quillota
$700
85 km or 53 mi Quilpue
$707
89 km or 55 mi San Antonio
$700
95 km or 59 mi Vina del Mar
$737
99 km or 62 mi Valparaiso
$631
130 km or 80 mi San Fernando
$700
179 km or 111 mi Curico
$663
181 km or 112 mi Godoy Cruz
$528
182 km or 113 mi Mendoza
$549
185 km or 115 mi Las Heras
$528
208 km or 129 mi San Martin
$522
238 km or 148 mi Talca
$679
251 km or 156 mi San Rafael
$731
264 km or 164 mi Constitucion
$697
280 km or 174 mi Linares
$718
292 km or 181 mi San Juan
$586
321 km or 199 mi Ovalle
$584
375 km or 233 mi Chillan
$703
394 km or 245 mi Coquimbo
$718
398 km or 247 mi La Serena
$730
401 km or 249 mi San Luis
$431
409 km or 254 mi Tome
$696
426 km or 265 mi Talcahuano
$694
434 km or 269 mi Concepcion
$674
455 km or 283 mi Coronel
$669
456 km or 284 mi Lujan
$520
464 km or 288 mi Lota
$699
472 km or 294 mi Los Angeles
$847
482 km or 300 mi Villa Mercedes
$522
508 km or 316 mi Curanilahue
$699
518 km or 322 mi Angol
$700
542 km or 337 mi Vallenar
$698
576 km or 358 mi La Rioja
$385
588 km or 366 mi Rio Cuarto
$389