Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Seattle - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSeattle
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2479
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$5751
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1582
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2587
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$567
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$162
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$5862
🏙️ Population
1M
745k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 30% less expensive than in Seattle. Cities ranked 1730th and 93rd ($1741 vs $2479) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 81st 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 2.4 months in Seattle. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Seattle ranked 3rd in the United States, while ranked 257th and 5th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Seattle

Abu DhabiSeattle
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$14.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$68.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$9.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$6.45
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1760
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1331
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2967
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$2213
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$109
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$167
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$56.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
4.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$7909
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$4553
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$97.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$3.11
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.5
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$15.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$10.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$13.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$4.47
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.83
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$3.91
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$5.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.54
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.83
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$10.2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.19
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$59
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$14.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$120
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$24.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$51.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$90.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1872
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$25732

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$1381
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$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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9.1 km or 5.7 miMercer Island
$1750
11 km or 6.5 miBellevue
$2657
14 km or 8.5 miKirkland
$1762
15 km or 9.2 miTukwila
$1765
15 km or 9.5 miBurien
$1757
16 km or 10 miBainbridge Island
$1979
17 km or 10 miShoreline
$1769
17 km or 10 miRenton
$2122
17 km or 11 miRedmond
$2651
17 km or 11 miKenmore
$1695
19 km or 12 miSeaTac
$2361
21 km or 13 miBothell
$1718
22 km or 14 miSammamish
$1746
22 km or 14 miEdmonds
$1749
23 km or 14 miIssaquah
$1756
24 km or 15 miDes Moines
$1754
24 km or 15 miLynnwood
$1752
24 km or 15 miBremerton
$1831
26 km or 16 miKent
$2298
30 km or 19 miMill Creek
$1755
33 km or 20 miFederal Way
$1755
34 km or 21 miMaple Valley
$1746
35 km or 21 miMukilteo
$1751
35 km or 22 miAuburn
$2720
41 km or 25 miEverett
$2156
42 km or 26 miTacoma
$2036
46 km or 28 miUniversity Place
$1813
48 km or 30 miPuyallup
$2044
50 km or 31 miLake Stevens
$1751
51 km or 32 miLakewood
$1828
52 km or 33 miMarysville
$1756
57 km or 35 miSpanaway
$1860
74 km or 46 miLacey
$2120
76 km or 47 miOlympia
$1845
78 km or 48 miSequim
$1547
80 km or 50 miOak Harbor
$1730
90 km or 56 miMount Vernon
$1962
100 km or 62 miPort Angeles
$1622
109 km or 68 miCentralia
$1865
119 km or 74 miVictoria
$1632