Abu Dhabi vs Taoyuan - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Taoyuan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$854
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$2491
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$664
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$343
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$121
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1658
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
52
93
😀 Quality of life
81
74
🏙️ Population
1.48M
2.44M

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 130% more expensive than in Taoyuan. Cities ranked 608th and 5885th ($1963 vs $854) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 10th 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 1.9 months in Taoyuan. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Taoyuan ranked 6th in Taiwan, while ranked 318th and 1062nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Taoyuan

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Abu Dhabi Taoyuan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$26.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$4.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$1.51
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$328
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$192
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$767
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$536
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$38.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$59.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$21.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
1.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$4750
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$2975
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$31.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$3.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.48
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.81
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$13.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$8.25
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$26.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$1.66
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$1.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.56
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$9.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$11.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$7.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$2.04
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.57
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$40.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$9.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$46.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$14.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$69.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$470
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9882

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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
21 km or 13 mi Zhubei
$1006
25 km or 16 mi Hsinchu
$807
29 km or 18 mi New Taipei
$1064
39 km or 24 mi Taipei
$1271
51 km or 32 mi Miaoli
$708
55 km or 34 mi Yilan
$758
61 km or 38 mi Keelung
$973
96 km or 59 mi Taichung
$927
111 km or 69 mi Changhua
$842
117 km or 73 mi Nantou
$828
144 km or 90 mi Douliu
$827
171 km or 106 mi Chiayi
$882
232 km or 144 mi Putian
$705
233 km or 145 mi Tainan
$859
233 km or 145 mi Taitung
$1091
237 km or 147 mi Fuzhou
$700
264 km or 164 mi Ningde
$701
265 km or 165 mi Kaohsiung
$914
265 km or 165 mi Quanzhou
$757
266 km or 165 mi Jinjiang
$702
295 km or 183 mi Kinmen
$828
302 km or 188 mi Ishigaki
$1022
319 km or 198 mi Xiamen
$828
330 km or 205 mi Rui'an
$687
355 km or 220 mi Wenzhou
$968
361 km or 224 mi Zhangzhou
$751
364 km or 226 mi Nanping
$684
393 km or 244 mi Wenling
$688
393 km or 244 mi Sanming
$694
410 km or 255 mi Miyakojima
$1022
421 km or 261 mi Lishui
$768
423 km or 263 mi Longyan
$691
445 km or 277 mi Linhai
$675
453 km or 282 mi Wuyishan
$642
483 km or 300 mi Chaozhou
$648
487 km or 303 mi Shantou
$1051
498 km or 309 mi Jinhua
$852
509 km or 316 mi Yiwu
$696
512 km or 318 mi Quzhou
$520
513 km or 319 mi Jieyang
$747