Abu Dhabi vs Taipei - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Taipei
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1271
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3296
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$585
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1117
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$451
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$115
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1735
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
52
95
😀 Quality of life
81
87
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.6M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 54% more expensive than in Taipei. Cities ranked 608th and 3262nd ($1963 vs $1271) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Taiwan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.4 months in Taipei. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Taipei ranked 2nd in Taiwan, while ranked 318th and 174th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abu Dhabi Taipei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$4.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$37.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.93
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$3.94
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.99
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$764
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$436
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$1354
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$910
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$60.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$94
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$23.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.68%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$14414
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$8071
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$42
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$9.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$3.26
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$3.06
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$20.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$10.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$5.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$2.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$4.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.31
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.76
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.58
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$22.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$2.18
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$4.31
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$9.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$40.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$10.1
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$35.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$20.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$79.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$94.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$655
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$15007

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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
9.6 km or 6 mi New Taipei
$1064
23 km or 14 mi Keelung
$973
39 km or 24 mi Taoyuan
$854
39 km or 24 mi Yilan
$758
58 km or 36 mi Zhubei
$1006
63 km or 39 mi Hsinchu
$807
89 km or 56 mi Miaoli
$708
133 km or 82 mi Taichung
$927
149 km or 92 mi Changhua
$842
152 km or 95 mi Nantou
$828
180 km or 112 mi Douliu
$827
206 km or 128 mi Chiayi
$882
252 km or 157 mi Fuzhou
$700
257 km or 160 mi Putian
$705
258 km or 160 mi Taitung
$1091
267 km or 166 mi Tainan
$859
270 km or 168 mi Ningde
$701
276 km or 172 mi Ishigaki
$1022
297 km or 185 mi Quanzhou
$757
298 km or 185 mi Kaohsiung
$914
299 km or 186 mi Jinjiang
$702
316 km or 196 mi Rui'an
$687
330 km or 205 mi Kinmen
$828
340 km or 211 mi Wenzhou
$968
354 km or 220 mi Xiamen
$828
371 km or 230 mi Wenling
$688
379 km or 235 mi Miyakojima
$1022
380 km or 236 mi Nanping
$684
395 km or 246 mi Zhangzhou
$751
411 km or 255 mi Lishui
$768
414 km or 257 mi Sanming
$694
425 km or 264 mi Linhai
$675
454 km or 282 mi Longyan
$691
461 km or 286 mi Wuyishan
$642
488 km or 303 mi Jinhua
$852
495 km or 308 mi Yiwu
$696
508 km or 316 mi Quzhou
$520
518 km or 322 mi Shangrao
$765
520 km or 323 mi Chaozhou
$648
525 km or 326 mi Shantou
$1051