Abu Dhabi vs Valletta - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu Dhabi Valletta
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1963
$1534
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4184
$3690
🏠 One person rent
$1371
$856
🏘️ Family rent
$2329
$1602
🍽️ Food expenses
$386
$484
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.5
$66.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3074
$1156
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
11 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
52
40
😀 Quality of life
81
70
🏙️ Population
1.48M
6.44K

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 28% more expensive than in Valletta. Cities ranked 608th and 2599th ($1963 vs $1534) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 1st in the United Arab Emirates and Malta, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Malta comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 0.8 months in Valletta. Abu Dhabi ranked 4th best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Valletta ranked 3rd in Malta, while ranked 318th and 2325th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Valletta

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Abu Dhabi Valletta
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8
$15.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54
$69.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.1
$9.69
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$10.9
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$4.76
$2.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$2.07
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1833
$916
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1008
$681
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2557
$2022
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1962
$1284
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.3
$78.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$144
$120
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$104
$50.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.3%
4.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3249
$8495
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2572
$6005
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$1.54
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$21.7
$28
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.65
$31.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.63
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.27
$1.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.72
$2.22
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.74
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.49
$9.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$14.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.09
$2.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.92
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$2.26
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$3.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$2.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.85
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.13
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.6
$8.41
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.15
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.97
$5.53
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.29
$8.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.99
$4.15
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$4.2
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.23
$2.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$69.8
$64.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.2
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$81.6
$24
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.5
$11.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.1
$104
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.3
$121
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$555
$544
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9372
$9655

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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
1.8 km or 1.1 mi Sliema
$1405
1.9 km or 1.2 mi Gzira
$1531
3.2 km or 2 mi Zabbar
$1032
3.3 km or 2.1 mi San Gwann
$1333
4.1 km or 2.6 mi Birkirkara
$1388
6.3 km or 3.9 mi Marsaskala
$1242
6.4 km or 4 mi Naxxar
$1250
7.1 km or 4.4 mi Mosta
$1170
11 km or 7.1 mi St. Paul's Bay
$1139
116 km or 72 mi Ragusa
$873
132 km or 82 mi Gela
$987
140 km or 87 mi Niscemi
$1103
148 km or 92 mi Syracuse
$908
178 km or 111 mi Agrigento
$954
186 km or 115 mi Catania
$1055
266 km or 166 mi Reggio Calabria
$848
267 km or 166 mi Palermo
$984
270 km or 168 mi Messina
$822
281 km or 175 mi Marsala
$1106
295 km or 183 mi Trapani
$909
339 km or 211 mi Vibo Valentia
$1107
344 km or 214 mi Nabeul
$372
350 km or 217 mi Sousse
$370
357 km or 222 mi Tripoli
$457
362 km or 225 mi Al-Khums
$339
364 km or 226 mi Sfax
$329
376 km or 234 mi Lamezia Terme
$993
382 km or 237 mi Catanzaro
$990
386 km or 240 mi Zawiya
$309
390 km or 242 mi La Marsa
$492
392 km or 244 mi Sabratha
$332
395 km or 245 mi Misrata
$304
398 km or 247 mi Zuwarah
$332
399 km or 248 mi Kairouan
$299
401 km or 249 mi Tunis
$489
401 km or 249 mi Aryanah
$426
408 km or 254 mi Cosenza
$967
422 km or 262 mi Crotone
$1157
437 km or 272 mi Gharyan
$337
441 km or 274 mi Bizerte
$384