Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sofia - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSofia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$786
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1895
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$378
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$598
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$263
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$68.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$804
🏙️ Population
1M
1.36M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 121% more expensive than in Sofia. Cities ranked 1730th and 5939th ($1741 vs $786) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Bulgaria, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Bulgaria comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1 months in Sofia. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sofia ranked 2nd in Bulgaria, while ranked 257th and 574th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sofia

Abu DhabiSofia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$6.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$27.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.77
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.77
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$368
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$277
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$635
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$436
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$71.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$10.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1827
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1201
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$29.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.51
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.04
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$6.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$5.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$9.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.59
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.75
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.72
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.34
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$6.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$3.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.9
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$24.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$6.68
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$21
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.56
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$60.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$82.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$395
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$5461

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$1419
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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
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$1141
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$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
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$442

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DistanceCityCost of living
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$567
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$680
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$480
97 km or 60 miBansko
$564
100 km or 62 miPazardzhik
$525
132 km or 82 miPleven
$505
132 km or 82 miPlovdiv
$594
135 km or 84 miNis
$516
142 km or 88 miStip
$431
146 km or 91 miKumanovo
$452
148 km or 92 miVidin
$513
149 km or 92 miAsenovgrad
$475
151 km or 94 miStrumica
$402
164 km or 102 miGabrovo
$483
168 km or 104 miVeles
$511
175 km or 108 miSkopje
$612
176 km or 110 miPristina
$512
178 km or 110 miKavadarci
$369
180 km or 112 miSerres
$864
185 km or 115 miDrama
$802
186 km or 116 miCraiova
$549
191 km or 119 miStara Zagora
$552
193 km or 120 miVeliko Tarnovo
$515
202 km or 125 miMitrovica
$472
202 km or 126 miHaskovo
$470
208 km or 129 miTetovo
$455
210 km or 130 miPrilep
$417
210 km or 131 miSlatina
$443
215 km or 134 miKavala
$786
215 km or 134 miAlexandria
$532
217 km or 135 miXanthi
$794
222 km or 138 miDrobeta-Turnu Severin
$505
224 km or 139 miGiannitsa
$913
232 km or 144 miThessaloniki
$969
234 km or 145 miNovi Pazar
$488
242 km or 150 miKragujevac
$538
245 km or 152 miSliven
$390
246 km or 153 miKomotini
$859
248 km or 154 miBitola
$440
248 km or 154 miRuse
$533