Abu Dhabi vs Sendai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Sendai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1128
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2850
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$434
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$810
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$407
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$169
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$2611
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
52
74
😀 Quality of life
81
79
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.06M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 74% more expensive than in Sendai. Cities ranked 608th and 4228th ($1963 vs $1128) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 40th in the United Arab Emirates and Japan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Japan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 2.3 months in Sendai. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sendai ranked 62nd in Japan, while ranked 318th and 408th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sendai

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Abu Dhabi Sendai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$5.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$31.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.71
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.23
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$473
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$291
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$875
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$613
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$73.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$33
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1207
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$978
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.08
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$97.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$15.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.9
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$18.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$23.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$3.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.27
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$5.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$4.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$3.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$4.05
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$12.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.5
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$59.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$13.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$75.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$29.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$207
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9064

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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
11 km or 6.8 mi Natori
$1020
12 km or 7.2 mi Rifu
$1021
12 km or 7.5 mi Tagajo
$1023
14 km or 8.7 mi Tomiya
$1022
14 km or 8.9 mi Shiogama
$1021
18 km or 11 mi Iwanuma
$1023
20 km or 12 mi Taiwa
$1021
25 km or 16 mi Shibata
$1020
26 km or 16 mi Watari
$1022
27 km or 17 mi Ogawara
$1020
33 km or 21 mi Kakuda
$1022
34 km or 21 mi Kami
$1023
35 km or 21 mi Higashimatsushima
$1020
35 km or 22 mi Misato
$1017
35 km or 22 mi Osaki
$1026
37 km or 23 mi Shiroishi
$1022
42 km or 26 mi Ishinomaki
$1026
44 km or 27 mi Tendo
$1022
45 km or 28 mi Higashine
$1022
47 km or 29 mi Yamagata
$1056
49 km or 30 mi Murayama
$1021
53 km or 33 mi Soma
$1023
53 km or 33 mi Kurihara
$1024
53 km or 33 mi Sagae
$1023
54 km or 34 mi Kaminoyama
$1020
55 km or 34 mi Tome
$1024
57 km or 35 mi Date
$1024
66 km or 41 mi Fukushima
$1156
66 km or 41 mi Takahata
$1019
67 km or 42 mi Nan'yo
$1021
70 km or 44 mi Minamisoma
$1024
74 km or 46 mi Shinjo
$1019
75 km or 46 mi Nagai
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Yonezawa
$1024
77 km or 48 mi Ichinoseki
$1023
85 km or 53 mi Nihonmatsu
$1023
94 km or 58 mi Kesennuma
$1024
94 km or 58 mi Motomiya
$1023
96 km or 59 mi Tamura
$1020
100 km or 62 mi Oshu
$1023