Abu Dhabi vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Soweto
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$897
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1610
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$535
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$552
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1352
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
29 km
🎓 Higher education
52
63
😀 Quality of life
81
45
🏙️ Population
1.48M
1.27M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 119% more expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 608th and 5726th ($1963 vs $897) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.5 months in Soweto. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Soweto ranked 9th in South Africa, while ranked 318th and 6586th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Soweto

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Abu Dhabi Soweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$5.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.35
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$1.11
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$595
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$402
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$528
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$401
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$57.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$89.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$36.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
9.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$1196
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$992
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$17.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$16.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.12
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$0.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$6.31
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$3.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.25
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.13
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.02
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$3.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.31
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$14.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$4.25
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.27
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$41.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$47.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$90.4
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$2895

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$1297
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$1899
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
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$935
24 km or 15 mi Randburg
$776
26 km or 16 mi Sandton
$907
46 km or 28 mi Vereeniging
$728
46 km or 29 mi Benoni
$821
48 km or 30 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
56 km or 34 mi Centurion
$734
58 km or 36 mi Springs
$766
66 km or 41 mi Pretoria
$835
73 km or 45 mi Brits
$763
91 km or 56 mi Potchefstroom
$639
92 km or 57 mi Rustenburg
$881
137 km or 85 mi Klerksdorp
$629
159 km or 99 mi Bethal
$760
166 km or 103 mi Kroonstad
$770
170 km or 106 mi Middelburg
$822
222 km or 138 mi Welkom
$708
228 km or 142 mi Mmabatho
$762
249 km or 155 mi Lobatse
$615
266 km or 165 mi Gaborone
$668
282 km or 175 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
290 km or 180 mi Kanye
$641
315 km or 196 mi Molepolole
$616
321 km or 199 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
329 km or 204 mi Mbabane
$722
335 km or 208 mi Vryheid
$835
341 km or 212 mi Maseru
$593
350 km or 217 mi Manzini
$733
354 km or 220 mi Bloemfontein
$696
367 km or 228 mi Mahalapye
$544
399 km or 248 mi Mafeteng
$579
412 km or 256 mi Kimberley
$785
420 km or 261 mi Palapye
$506
446 km or 277 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
447 km or 278 mi Serowe
$527
461 km or 286 mi Matola
$1058
472 km or 293 mi Maputo
$1049
506 km or 314 mi Durban
$827
567 km or 353 mi Francistown
$544
595 km or 370 mi Xai-Xai
$1114