Abu Dhabi vs Surabaya - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Surabaya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$539
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$1469
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$225
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$536
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$45.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$325
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
52
71
😀 Quality of life
81
63
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.89M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 264% more expensive than in Surabaya. Cities ranked 608th and 7990th ($1963 vs $539) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 13th in the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Indonesia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.6 months in Surabaya. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Surabaya ranked 3rd in Indonesia, while ranked 318th and 4506th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Surabaya

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Abu Dhabi Surabaya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$2.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$13.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$3.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$2.69
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$1.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$225
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$591
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$407
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$42.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$64.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$27.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
9.49%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$2065
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$1171
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$10.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$3.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$3.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$7.44
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$20.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.55
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$2.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$2.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$0.98
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$0.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$35.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$18.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$3.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$52.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$84.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$128
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$5743

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$1297
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$1899
142 km or 88 mi Sharjah
$1360
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
42 km or 26 mi Mojokerto
$471
48 km or 30 mi Pasuruan
$490
73 km or 45 mi Batu
$490
77 km or 48 mi Probolinggo
$493
83 km or 51 mi Malang
$418
102 km or 63 mi Kediri
$499
115 km or 71 mi Blitar
$486
141 km or 87 mi Madiun
$391
215 km or 133 mi Surakarta
$430
247 km or 153 mi Salatiga
$491
258 km or 160 mi Semarang
$525
269 km or 167 mi Yogyakarta
$440
286 km or 177 mi Bali
$736
311 km or 194 mi Ubud
$592
315 km or 196 mi Denpasar
$562
340 km or 211 mi Pekalongan
$495
400 km or 249 mi Tegal
$496
401 km or 249 mi Mataram
$372
414 km or 257 mi Cilacap
$523
464 km or 288 mi Banjar
$491
464 km or 288 mi Cirebon
$497
476 km or 296 mi Banjarbaru
$491
481 km or 299 mi Banjarmasin
$410
501 km or 311 mi Tasikmalaya
$443
572 km or 355 mi Bandung
$506
575 km or 357 mi Palangka Raya
$494
576 km or 358 mi Cimahi
$617
642 km or 399 mi Sukabumi
$531
644 km or 400 mi Bekasi
$531
659 km or 410 mi Bogor
$505
660 km or 410 mi Depok
$467
661 km or 411 mi Jakarta
$708
672 km or 418 mi Bima
$485
673 km or 418 mi South Tangerang
$530
685 km or 425 mi Tangerang
$638
738 km or 459 mi Serang
$510
756 km or 470 mi Cilegon
$487
774 km or 481 mi Makassar
$510
820 km or 510 mi Balikpapan
$530
842 km or 523 mi Parepare
$485