Abu Dhabi vs Sofia - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Sofia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$786
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1935
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$362
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$601
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$72.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$914
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
52
71
😀 Quality of life
81
75
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.28M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 150% more expensive than in Sofia. Cities ranked 608th and 6110th ($1963 vs $786) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd 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 1.2 months in Sofia. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sofia ranked 1st in Bulgaria, while ranked 318th and 792nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Sofia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$8.43
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$28.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.71
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.04
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$653
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$435
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$72.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$112
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$9.81
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
3.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2386
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1567
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$26
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$5.57
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.6
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.37
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.83
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$8.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$10.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$2.2
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$6.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$5.97
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$23.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$6.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$16.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$5.63
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$58.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$72.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$6923

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142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
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$1448
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$871
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$1053
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$1095
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$1376
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$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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$470
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$833
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$534
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$745
100 km or 62 mi Pazardzhik
$553
132 km or 82 mi Pleven
$551
132 km or 82 mi Plovdiv
$589
135 km or 84 mi Nis
$512
142 km or 88 mi Stip
$412
146 km or 91 mi Kumanovo
$481
148 km or 92 mi Vidin
$399
149 km or 92 mi Asenovgrad
$545
151 km or 94 mi Strumica
$408
164 km or 102 mi Gabrovo
$429
168 km or 104 mi Veles
$401
175 km or 108 mi Skopje
$598
176 km or 110 mi Pristina
$534
178 km or 110 mi Kavadarci
$401
180 km or 112 mi Serres
$885
185 km or 115 mi Drama
$744
186 km or 116 mi Craiova
$618
191 km or 119 mi Stara Zagora
$505
193 km or 120 mi Veliko Tarnovo
$515
202 km or 125 mi Mitrovica
$386
202 km or 126 mi Haskovo
$686
208 km or 129 mi Tetovo
$478
210 km or 130 mi Prilep
$388
210 km or 131 mi Slatina
$560
215 km or 134 mi Kavala
$870
215 km or 134 mi Alexandria
$466
217 km or 135 mi Xanthi
$783
222 km or 138 mi Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$606
224 km or 139 mi Giannitsa
$885
232 km or 144 mi Thessaloniki
$961
234 km or 145 mi Novi Pazar
$445
242 km or 150 mi Kragujevac
$468
245 km or 152 mi Sliven
$514
246 km or 153 mi Komotini
$834
248 km or 154 mi Bitola
$436
248 km or 154 mi Ruse
$488