Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Thimphu - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiThimphu
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$551
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$1108
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$280
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$338
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$185
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$22.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$275
🏙️ Population
1M
104k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 216% more expensive than in Thimphu. Cities ranked 1730th and 7341st ($1741 vs $551) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Bhutan, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Bhutan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.5 months in Thimphu. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Thimphu ranked 1st in Bhutan, while ranked 257th and 8468th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Thimphu

Abu DhabiThimphu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$3.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$18.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$4.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$1.36
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.22
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$280
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$196
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$358
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$212
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$52.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$81.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$15.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
9.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$671
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$536
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$30.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$4.19
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$0.87
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.98
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.34
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$1.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$5.29
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.85
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.21
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.65
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$0.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$0.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.88
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$4.39
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$1.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$0.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$29.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$40.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$2.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$28.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$69.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$73.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$1169

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152 km or 94 miAjman
$1537
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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
22 km or 14 miParo
$551
147 km or 91 miSiliguri
$316
196 km or 122 miRangpur
$397
203 km or 126 miSaidpur
$423
211 km or 131 miShigatse
$600
214 km or 133 miDamak
$405
257 km or 159 miRaiganj
$327
257 km or 160 miGuwahati
$364
258 km or 160 miBiratnagar
$342
259 km or 161 miDispur
$351
266 km or 166 miBalurghat
$326
280 km or 174 miLhasa
$597
287 km or 178 miPurnia
$296
294 km or 183 miBogra
$371
308 km or 191 miShillong
$395
313 km or 195 miMalda
$329
313 km or 195 miMymensingh
$326
350 km or 217 miSaharsa
$326
360 km or 224 miBhagalpur
$274
362 km or 225 miRajshahi
$335
364 km or 226 miSylhet
$406
377 km or 234 miJanakpur
$383
401 km or 249 miBerhampore
$329
413 km or 257 miNarsingdi
$381
418 km or 260 miBrahmanbaria
$327
421 km or 262 miKathmandu
$425
424 km or 264 miLalitpur
$471
426 km or 265 miDhaka
$497
438 km or 272 miAgartala
$362
439 km or 273 miNarayanganj
$412
444 km or 276 miMuzaffarpur
$232
454 km or 282 miHetauda
$875
468 km or 291 miKrishnanagar
$316
474 km or 295 miBirgunj
$399
482 km or 299 miJessore
$401
486 km or 302 miShantipur
$327
493 km or 306 miPatna
$367
495 km or 308 miDurgapur
$352
500 km or 311 miAsansol
$265
502 km or 312 miKulti
$333