Abu Dhabi vs Sao Paulo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Sao Paulo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$948
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2452
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$427
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$816
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$261
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$155
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$488
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
95
😀 Quality of life
81
67
🏙️ Population
1.48M
12.3M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 107% more expensive than in Sao Paulo. Cities ranked 608th and 5522nd ($1963 vs $948) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd 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 0.5 months in Sao Paulo. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sao Paulo ranked 1st in Brazil, while ranked 318th and 3577th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sao Paulo

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Abu Dhabi Sao Paulo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$5.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$33.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$6.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.98
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.97
🥤 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
$541
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$315
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$870
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$687
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$48
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$74.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$18.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
9.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2492
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1619
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$52.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$8.13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.31
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.44
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$4.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$9.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.4
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.76
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$8.33
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$4.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.37
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.22
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$23.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$7.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$62
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$11.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$57
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$80.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$378
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$10294

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$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

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Distance City Cost of living
12 km or 7.3 mi Sao Caetano do Sul
$672
13 km or 8.3 mi Taboao da Serra
$572
14 km or 8.6 mi Guarulhos
$548
15 km or 9.4 mi Diadema
$542
16 km or 9.7 mi Santo Andre
$702
16 km or 10 mi Osasco
$646
17 km or 11 mi Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
21 km or 13 mi Carapicuiba
$580
22 km or 14 mi Maua
$587
23 km or 15 mi Caieiras
$555
25 km or 15 mi Embu das Artes
$531
25 km or 16 mi Barueri
$740
26 km or 16 mi Mairipora
$554
26 km or 16 mi Franco da Rocha
$617
27 km or 17 mi Ferraz de Vasconcelos
$560
28 km or 17 mi Jandira
$554
29 km or 18 mi Ribeirao Pires
$554
29 km or 18 mi Itapecerica da Serra
$547
30 km or 18 mi Poa
$555
30 km or 18 mi Cotia
$610
30 km or 19 mi Itaquaquecetuba
$581
31 km or 19 mi Itapevi
$559
31 km or 19 mi Santana de Parnaiba
$555
32 km or 20 mi Francisco Morato
$597
33 km or 20 mi Itanhaem
$554
33 km or 20 mi Cajamar
$537
36 km or 22 mi Embu-Guacu
$554
36 km or 22 mi Aruja
$555
41 km or 26 mi Campo Limpo Paulista
$555
43 km or 26 mi Varzea Paulista
$555
44 km or 27 mi Cubatao
$545
45 km or 28 mi Mogi das Cruzes
$603
48 km or 30 mi Jundiai
$776
49 km or 30 mi Atibaia
$516
51 km or 32 mi Sao Roque
$555
52 km or 32 mi Sao Vicente
$612
55 km or 34 mi Santos
$780
56 km or 35 mi Praia Grande
$502
61 km or 38 mi Bertioga
$554
61 km or 38 mi Ibiuna
$555