Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$741
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1858
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$350
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$613
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$202
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$117
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$478
🏙️ Population
1M
12.1M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 135% more expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 1730th and 6095th ($1741 vs $741) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Brazil 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 Sao Paulo. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sao Paulo ranked 1st in Brazil, while ranked 257th and 1071st among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sao Paulo

Abu DhabiSao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$25.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.14
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.94
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$419
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$258
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$742
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$478
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$42
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$64.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$18.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.61%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$2071
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1411
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.82
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$44.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$5.41
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.79
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$5.88
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.31
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.87
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.91
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.99
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$7.74
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$1.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$4.21
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.63
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$19.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$6.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$33.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$7.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$38.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$343
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$9445

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$1381
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$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

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DistanceCityCost of living
12 km or 7.3 miSao Caetano do Sul
$559
13 km or 8.3 miTaboao da Serra
$465
14 km or 8.6 miGuarulhos
$513
15 km or 9.4 miDiadema
$469
16 km or 9.7 miSanto Andre
$570
16 km or 10 miOsasco
$566
17 km or 11 miSao Bernardo do Campo
$566
21 km or 13 miCarapicuiba
$473
22 km or 14 miMaua
$474
23 km or 15 miCaieiras
$450
25 km or 15 miEmbu das Artes
$461
25 km or 16 miBarueri
$609
26 km or 16 miMairipora
$450
26 km or 16 miFranco da Rocha
$462
27 km or 17 miFerraz de Vasconcelos
$451
28 km or 17 miJandira
$451
29 km or 18 miRibeirao Pires
$451
29 km or 18 miItapecerica da Serra
$451
30 km or 18 miPoa
$451
30 km or 18 miCotia
$482
30 km or 19 miItaquaquecetuba
$471
31 km or 19 miItapevi
$457
31 km or 19 miSantana de Parnaiba
$451
32 km or 20 miFrancisco Morato
$470
33 km or 20 miItanhaem
$451
33 km or 20 miCajamar
$440
36 km or 22 miEmbu-Guacu
$450
36 km or 22 miAruja
$450
41 km or 26 miCampo Limpo Paulista
$450
43 km or 26 miVarzea Paulista
$451
44 km or 27 miCubatao
$447
45 km or 28 miMogi das Cruzes
$561
48 km or 30 miJundiai
$639
49 km or 30 miAtibaia
$472
51 km or 32 miSao Roque
$450
52 km or 32 miSao Vicente
$476
55 km or 34 miSantos
$627
56 km or 35 miPraia Grande
$467
61 km or 38 miBertioga
$451
61 km or 38 miIbiuna
$451