Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Singapore - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSingapore
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2134
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4705
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1385
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2288
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$437
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$194
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3395
🏙️ Population
1M
5.89M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 18% less expensive than in Singapore. Cities ranked 1730th and 242nd ($1741 vs $2134) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Singapore, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Singapore comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Singapore. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Singapore ranked 1st in Singapore, while ranked 257th and 76th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Singapore

Abu DhabiSingapore
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$8.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$43.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.84
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$7.6
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1790
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1160
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2923
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1961
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$67
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$103
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$31.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$19541
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$10101
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$76.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.77
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.59
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$2.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.53
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$15.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.23
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.98
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.94
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.96
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$21.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$9.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$5.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.96
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$91.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$9.41
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$37.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$14.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$69.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$91.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$893
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$21127

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$1804
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$1668
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$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
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$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
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$1034
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$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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$1737
18 km or 11 miJohor Bahru
$606
35 km or 22 miBatam
$622
84 km or 52 miTanjung Pinang
$418
98 km or 61 miKluang
$505
114 km or 71 miBatu Pahat
$445
161 km or 100 miMuar
$414
199 km or 123 miMalacca
$479
261 km or 162 miSeremban
$459
264 km or 164 miDumai
$475
275 km or 171 miPekanbaru
$489
285 km or 177 miKuantan
$597
296 km or 184 miPutrajaya
$539
299 km or 186 miCyberjaya
$321
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$735
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$557
316 km or 196 miPetaling Jaya
$687
321 km or 199 miShah Alam
$640
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$336
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$629
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$507
434 km or 269 miTeluk Intan
$494
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$477
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$362
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$565
482 km or 299 miTanjungbalai
$470
488 km or 303 miPalembang
$578
504 km or 313 miPadangsidempuan
$472
521 km or 324 miTaiping
$401
522 km or 324 miLubuklinggau
$472
528 km or 328 miPrabumulih
$471
558 km or 347 miPematangsiantar
$309
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$470
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$434
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$473
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$390
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$432
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$468
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$595
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