Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiSydney
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$2271
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$5207
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1308
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$2111
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$466
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$374
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3744
🏙️ Population
1M
4.84M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 23% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 1730th and 158th ($1741 vs $2271) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Australia, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Australia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Sydney. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sydney ranked 5th in Australia, while ranked 257th and 67th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Sydney

Abu DhabiSydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$53.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.11
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.62
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$2.27
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1536
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1089
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2608
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1766
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$84
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$131
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$45.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$10056
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$5669
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$136
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$26.3
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.66
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$13.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$3.09
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.47
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.96
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.22
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$11.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$3.85
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$23.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.76
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$49.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$12.8
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$43.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$71.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$97.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$1587
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$15878

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$1450
152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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$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
15 km or 9.2 miDee Why
$2075
19 km or 12 miParramatta
$2067
29 km or 18 miKellyville
$1570
29 km or 18 miBlacktown
$1278
69 km or 43 miWollongong
$1544
117 km or 73 miNewcastle
$1614
158 km or 98 miBathurst
$1491
168 km or 104 miGoulburn
$1589
205 km or 127 miOrange
$1461
247 km or 154 miCanberra
$1831
301 km or 187 miDubbo
$2169
314 km or 195 miPort Macquarie
$1494
377 km or 234 miArmidale
$1405
378 km or 235 miWagga Wagga
$1423
436 km or 271 miCoffs Harbour
$1538
478 km or 297 miGriffith
$1536
597 km or 371 miShepparton
$1566
624 km or 388 miByron Bay
$1915
638 km or 396 miTraralgon
$1529
683 km or 425 miGold Coast
$1741
689 km or 428 miSouthport
$1534
695 km or 432 miPakenham
$1533
701 km or 436 miBerwick
$1498
706 km or 439 miBendigo
$1363
706 km or 439 miToowoomba
$1227
707 km or 439 miDandenong
$1408
711 km or 442 miIpswich
$1713
711 km or 442 miCranbourne
$1465
713 km or 443 miSouth Yarra
$2171
713 km or 443 miMelbourne
$1911
716 km or 445 miSunbury
$1532
724 km or 450 miFrankston
$1436
732 km or 455 miMelton
$1525
733 km or 455 miBrisbane
$1815
735 km or 457 miTarneit
$1693
736 km or 457 miHoppers Crossing
$1541
775 km or 481 miCaboolture
$1530
778 km or 484 miGeelong
$1349
779 km or 484 miBallarat
$1542
807 km or 502 miCaloundra
$1535