Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Taipei - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiTaipei
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1230
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$3187
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$562
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1081
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$432
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$118
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1581
🏙️ Population
1M
2.68M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 42% more expensive than in Taipei. Cities ranked 1730th and 3583rd ($1741 vs $1230) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd 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 1.3 months in Taipei. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Taipei ranked 3rd in Taiwan, while ranked 257th and 272nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Taipei

Abu DhabiTaipei
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$4.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$35.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$3.86
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$4.05
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$628
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$426
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1346
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$848
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$70.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$25.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
1.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$13254
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$7965
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$44.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$9
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.09
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$3.24
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.14
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$24.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$8.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$19
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$5.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.38
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$4.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$2.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$19.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$1.81
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$8.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.97
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$3.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$46.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$10.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$30.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$17.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$82.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$101
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$564
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$14827

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$1224
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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
9.6 km or 6 miNew Taipei
$1174
23 km or 14 miKeelung
$914
39 km or 24 miTaoyuan
$858
39 km or 24 miYilan
$761
58 km or 36 miZhubei
$1065
63 km or 39 miHsinchu
$780
89 km or 56 miMiaoli
$748
133 km or 82 miTaichung
$903
149 km or 92 miChanghua
$861
152 km or 95 miNantou
$799
180 km or 112 miDouliu
$788
206 km or 128 miChiayi
$776
252 km or 157 miFuzhou
$666
257 km or 160 miPutian
$683
258 km or 160 miTaitung
$821
267 km or 166 miTainan
$728
270 km or 168 miNingde
$682
276 km or 172 miIshigaki
$1212
297 km or 185 miQuanzhou
$722
298 km or 185 miKaohsiung
$880
299 km or 186 miJinjiang
$610
316 km or 196 miRui'an
$622
330 km or 205 miKinmen
$793
340 km or 211 miWenzhou
$650
354 km or 220 miXiamen
$728
371 km or 230 miWenling
$620
379 km or 235 miMiyakojima
$1209
380 km or 236 miNanping
$671
395 km or 246 miZhangzhou
$668
411 km or 255 miLishui
$732
414 km or 257 miSanming
$675
425 km or 264 miLinhai
$612
454 km or 282 miLongyan
$671
461 km or 286 miWuyishan
$576
488 km or 303 miJinhua
$552
495 km or 308 miYiwu
$629
508 km or 316 miQuzhou
$733
518 km or 322 miShangrao
$716
520 km or 323 miChaozhou
$612
525 km or 326 miShantou
$677