Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Valencia, Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiValencia
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1215
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$2805
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$640
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$980
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$337
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$1612
🏙️ Population
1M
794k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 43% more expensive than in Valencia. Cities ranked 1730th and 4191st ($1741 vs $1215) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 24th in the United Arab Emirates and Spain, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Spain 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 Valencia. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Valencia ranked 10th in Spain, while ranked 257th and 267th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Valencia

Abu DhabiValencia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$40.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$8.06
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$2.95
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$2.21
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$729
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$1140
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$737
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$80
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$38.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
2.5%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$3105
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$1728
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.71
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$44.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$15.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.47
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$10.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$7.28
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.52
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.22
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$1.75
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.37
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$0.29
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$4.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$0.89
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$5.95
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$8.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$3.58
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$1.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$34.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$9.48
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$67
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$11.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$89.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$84.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$541
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$7754

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117 km or 73 miMadinat Zayed
$1381
129 km or 80 miDubai
$1836
142 km or 88 miSharjah
$1224
143 km or 89 miAl Ain
$1450
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

Cities near Valencia

DistanceCityCost of living
25 km or 15 miSagunto
$1010
36 km or 22 miAlzira
$1072
53 km or 33 miBorriana
$1089
57 km or 36 miVillarreal
$1089
58 km or 36 miGandia
$861
62 km or 39 miRequena
$1088
62 km or 39 miCastellon de la Plana
$889
74 km or 46 miOntinyent
$935
81 km or 50 miDenia
$964
98 km or 61 miCalp
$995
102 km or 63 miVillena
$1084
106 km or 66 miBenidorm
$1106
114 km or 71 miYecla
$1038
116 km or 72 miElda
$1086
125 km or 78 miNovelda
$1034
125 km or 78 miAlicante
$1050
132 km or 82 miVinaros
$965
136 km or 85 miElche
$930
137 km or 85 miJumilla
$1089
138 km or 86 miAlbacete
$962
165 km or 102 miCuenca
$1078
168 km or 104 miIbiza
$1966
168 km or 104 miTorrevieja
$893
177 km or 110 miMurcia
$1051
193 km or 120 miVillarrobledo
$1084
199 km or 123 miCaravaca de la Cruz
$1088
214 km or 133 miCartagena
$896
223 km or 139 miMazarron
$988
229 km or 142 miLorca
$1090
229 km or 143 miTarragona
$1101
247 km or 153 miZaragoza
$1182
254 km or 158 miLleida
$1021
260 km or 161 miPalma de Mallorca
$1398
264 km or 164 miVilanova i la Geltru
$1020
271 km or 168 miGuadalajara
$1148
279 km or 173 miAlcala de Henares
$1138
287 km or 178 miTorrejon de Ardoz
$1244
292 km or 181 miCoslada
$1054
292 km or 182 miSant Boi de Llobregat
$1263
295 km or 183 miCornella de Llobregat
$1388