Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Soweto - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSoweto
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$962
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1392
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$646
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$460
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$198
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$64.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1236
🏙️ Population
1M
1.27M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 81% more expensive than in Soweto. Cities ranked 1730th and 5476th ($1741 vs $962) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd 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 1.3 months in Soweto. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Soweto ranked 11th in South Africa, while ranked 257th and 6127th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Soweto

Abu DhabiSoweto
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.81
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$21.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$2.76
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.34
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$1.28
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$898
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$461
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$551
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$277
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$54
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$84.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$43.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
10.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$1128
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$757
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$16.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$7.82
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.81
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.75
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$8.95
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$3.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$6.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.42
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.04
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.94
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.51
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.08
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$2.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$3.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$2.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$14.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$4.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$21.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$3.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$40
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$50.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$113
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$3759

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
170 km or 105 miUmm al-Quwain
$1162
211 km or 131 miFujairah
$1299
237 km or 147 miRas al-Khaimah
$1419
300 km or 187 miDoha
$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
356 km or 221 miBandar Abbas
$453
365 km or 227 miNizwa
$787
395 km or 246 miSeeb
$1106
425 km or 264 miRiffa
$1077
427 km or 265 miManama
$1284
428 km or 266 miIsa Town
$1141
439 km or 273 miMuscat
$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
792 km or 492 miBehbahan
$442

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DistanceCityCost of living
19 km or 12 miJohannesburg
$864
24 km or 15 miRandburg
$842
26 km or 16 miSandton
$1019
46 km or 28 miVereeniging
$749
46 km or 29 miBenoni
$742
48 km or 30 miVanderbijlpark
$768
56 km or 34 miCenturion
$752
58 km or 36 miSprings
$706
66 km or 41 miPretoria
$804
73 km or 45 miBrits
$765
91 km or 56 miPotchefstroom
$613
92 km or 57 miRustenburg
$1101
137 km or 85 miKlerksdorp
$862
159 km or 99 miBethal
$474
166 km or 103 miKroonstad
$848
170 km or 106 miMiddelburg
$668
222 km or 138 miWelkom
$826
228 km or 142 miMmabatho
$766
249 km or 155 miLobatse
$539
266 km or 165 miGaborone
$664
282 km or 175 miButha-Buthe
$693
290 km or 180 miKanye
$636
315 km or 196 miMolepolole
$538
321 km or 199 miTeyateyaneng
$773
329 km or 204 miMbabane
$486
335 km or 208 miVryheid
$826
341 km or 212 miMaseru
$646
350 km or 217 miManzini
$468
354 km or 220 miBloemfontein
$609
367 km or 228 miMahalapye
$584
399 km or 248 miMafeteng
$692
412 km or 256 miKimberley
$701
420 km or 261 miPalapye
$473
446 km or 277 miPietermaritzburg
$625
447 km or 278 miSerowe
$537
461 km or 286 miMatola
$945
472 km or 293 miMaputo
$923
506 km or 314 miDurban
$753
567 km or 353 miFrancistown
$632
595 km or 370 miXai-Xai
$769