Abu Dhabi vs Sydney - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Sydney
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$2294
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$5214
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$1331
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$2116
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$501
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$332
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$4771
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
52
99
😀 Quality of life
81
99
🏙️ Population
1.48M
4.84M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 14% less expensive than in Sydney. Cities ranked 608th and 254th ($1963 vs $2294) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st 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 2.1 months in Sydney. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Sydney ranked 1st in Australia, while ranked 318th and 2nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Sydney
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$52.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$9.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$5.49
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.44
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$1479
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$1138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2663
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1771
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$75.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$117
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$49.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
2.78%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$12419
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$7128
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$3.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$127
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$19.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.41
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$2.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$9.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$14.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.42
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.64
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$5.23
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.11
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.85
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$1.01
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$2.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$12.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$4.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$28.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$8.1
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$3.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.43
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.69
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$52.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$13.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$44.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$74.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$99.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$1681
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$14932

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$1297
129 km or 80 mi Dubai
$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
15 km or 9.2 mi Dee Why
$1970
19 km or 12 mi Parramatta
$1896
29 km or 18 mi Kellyville
$1656
29 km or 18 mi Blacktown
$1581
69 km or 43 mi Wollongong
$1554
117 km or 73 mi Newcastle
$1798
158 km or 98 mi Bathurst
$1558
168 km or 104 mi Goulburn
$1700
205 km or 127 mi Orange
$1661
247 km or 154 mi Canberra
$1792
301 km or 187 mi Dubbo
$1445
314 km or 195 mi Port Macquarie
$1640
377 km or 234 mi Armidale
$1677
378 km or 235 mi Wagga Wagga
$1386
436 km or 271 mi Coffs Harbour
$1359
478 km or 297 mi Griffith
$1629
597 km or 371 mi Shepparton
$1442
624 km or 388 mi Byron Bay
$2199
638 km or 396 mi Traralgon
$1626
683 km or 425 mi Gold Coast
$1776
689 km or 428 mi Southport
$1627
695 km or 432 mi Pakenham
$1631
701 km or 436 mi Berwick
$1562
706 km or 439 mi Bendigo
$1610
706 km or 439 mi Toowoomba
$1462
707 km or 439 mi Dandenong
$1498
711 km or 442 mi Ipswich
$1612
711 km or 442 mi Cranbourne
$1587
713 km or 443 mi South Yarra
$1589
713 km or 443 mi Melbourne
$1968
716 km or 445 mi Sunbury
$1625
724 km or 450 mi Frankston
$1957
732 km or 455 mi Melton
$1633
733 km or 455 mi Brisbane
$2056
735 km or 457 mi Tarneit
$1570
736 km or 457 mi Hoppers Crossing
$1682
775 km or 481 mi Caboolture
$1630
778 km or 484 mi Geelong
$1708
779 km or 484 mi Ballarat
$1740
807 km or 502 mi Caloundra
$1630