Abu Dhabi vs Shiraz - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Shiraz
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$724
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2098
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$259
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$753
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$330
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$36.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$325
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
52
51
😀 Quality of life
81
55
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.57M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 171% more expensive than in Shiraz. Cities ranked 608th and 6380th ($1963 vs $724) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 14th in the United Arab Emirates and Iran, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Iran comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.4 months in Shiraz. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Shiraz ranked 3rd in Iran, while ranked 318th and 5743rd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Shiraz
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.59
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$47.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$2.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$0.9
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.8
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$249
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$208
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1105
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$599
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$20.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$31.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$21.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
20.35%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1323
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1819
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$13.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$2.65
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.7
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$2.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$4.67
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$8.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$11.5
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$26.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.59
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$4.35
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.03
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$2.18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.52
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.74
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$5.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$3.39
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$3.64
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$26.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$3.55
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$30.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$8.86
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$49.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$160
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$145
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$1395

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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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
39 km or 24 mi Marvdasht
$659
86 km or 54 mi Kazerun
$656
131 km or 81 mi Fasa
$939
134 km or 83 mi Borazjan
$657
149 km or 93 mi Yasuj
$611
158 km or 98 mi Jahrom
$660
181 km or 112 mi Bushehr
$694
247 km or 153 mi Behbahan
$660
274 km or 171 mi Shahreza
$660
304 km or 189 mi Sirjan
$663
308 km or 192 mi Yazd
$809
339 km or 210 mi Bandar-e Mahshahr
$661
342 km or 212 mi Shahr-e Kord
$624
344 km or 214 mi Rafsanjan
$663
348 km or 216 mi Isfahan
$605
354 km or 220 mi Najafabad
$551
356 km or 221 mi Izeh
$657
357 km or 222 mi Khomeyni Shahr
$662
374 km or 232 mi Shahin Shahr
$660
387 km or 240 mi Qatif
$889
395 km or 246 mi Al-Faw
$588
403 km or 251 mi Masjed Soleyman
$623
404 km or 251 mi Jubail
$861
416 km or 259 mi Abadan
$630
417 km or 259 mi Ahvaz
$490
424 km or 263 mi Manama
$1307
427 km or 265 mi Dammam
$1004
429 km or 267 mi Isa Town
$1152
430 km or 267 mi Khorramshahr
$657
433 km or 269 mi Riffa
$1002
440 km or 273 mi Dhahran
$969
442 km or 275 mi Kerman
$680
442 km or 275 mi Kuwait City
$1313
444 km or 276 mi Shushtar
$659
447 km or 278 mi Umm Qasr
$588
448 km or 279 mi Al Khor
$1755
451 km or 280 mi Bandar Abbas
$675
461 km or 286 mi Al Wafrah
$954
466 km or 289 mi Basra
$823
473 km or 294 mi Az Zubayr
$601