Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Vancouver - Cost of Living Comparison

Abu DhabiVancouver
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1741
$1944
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3996
$4413
🏠 One person rent
$1092
$1180
🏘️ Family rent
$1964
$1926
🍽️ Food Expenses
$421
$486
🚐 Transport Expenses
$57.9
$133
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2713
$3093
🏙️ Population
1M
631k

The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is 10% less expensive than in Vancouver. Cities ranked 1730th and 373rd ($1741 vs $1944) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 5th in the United Arab Emirates and Canada, respectively. Check the United Arab Emirates vs Canada comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.6 months in Abu Dhabi compared to 1.6 months in Vancouver. Abu Dhabi ranked 3rd best city to live in the United Arab Emirates vs Vancouver ranked 2nd in Canada, while ranked 257th and 28th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abu Dhabi vs Vancouver

Abu DhabiVancouver
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$9.03
$11.5
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$54.2
$48
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.06
$7.61
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$11.4
$5.25
☕ Cappuccino
$6.61
$3.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.9
$1.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1151
$1329
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$844
$1021
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2246
$2198
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1599
$1705
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.9
$47
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$140
$71.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$95
$50.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.03%
3.66%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3523
$9351
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2760
$6905
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$2.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$24.7
$77.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.29
$17.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.58
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.65
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.12
$2.13
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$2.58
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.7
$3.16
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.7
$16.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.6
$11.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.4
$14.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.35
$2.92
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.47
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.27
$3.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$2.44
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.43
$1.25
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.79
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$22.7
$14.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.49
$2.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.9
$11
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.21
$9.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$6.99
$4.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.76
$2.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.77
$2.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$95.8
$36.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.6
$11.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$104
$114
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$15.2
👖 Brand Jeans
$82.5
$58.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$114
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$587
$914
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10770
$15790

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$1299
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$1419
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$1804
318 km or 198 miAl Khor
$1668
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$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
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$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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$1831
9.6 km or 6 miRichmond
$1626
11 km or 6.8 miBurnaby
$1798
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$1609
20 km or 12 miSurrey
$1649
23 km or 14 miCoquitlam
$1642
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$1496
36 km or 23 miMaple Ridge
$1490
60 km or 37 miAbbotsford
$1303
62 km or 38 miNanaimo
$1481
72 km or 45 miBellingham
$1811
84 km or 52 miChilliwack
$1439
88 km or 54 miSaanich
$1649
94 km or 58 miLangford
$1387
94 km or 58 miVictoria
$1632
97 km or 61 miWhistler
$1842
108 km or 67 miMount Vernon
$1962
111 km or 69 miOak Harbor
$1730
129 km or 80 miPort Angeles
$1622
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$1547
145 km or 90 miCourtenay
$1362
149 km or 92 miMarysville
$1756
156 km or 97 miLake Stevens
$1751
158 km or 98 miEverett
$2156
159 km or 99 miMukilteo
$1751
168 km or 104 miMill Creek
$1755
170 km or 105 miLynnwood
$1752
170 km or 105 miEdmonds
$1749
175 km or 109 miShoreline
$1769
177 km or 110 miCampbell River
$1230
177 km or 110 miBothell
$1718
178 km or 111 miKenmore
$1695
182 km or 113 miBainbridge Island
$1979
186 km or 116 miKirkland
$1762
190 km or 118 miBremerton
$1831
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$2651
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$2479
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$2657
198 km or 123 miMercer Island
$1750
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$1746